Audio CD File System in the Works

News posted on Wed, 2007-05-16 20:43

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Haiku developer Axel Dörfler has started to work on a CDDA file system for playing audio CDs for Haiku. CDDA-FS allows Haiku users to view and play music tracks from mounted audio CDs as if they were WAV files. CDDA-FS also supports CD-Text which means that information like album titles, artist names, and song titles available from the CD itself will be shown as file attributes, so that they can be viewed and edited in Tracker.

While CDDA-FS is not finished yet, it can already be used to play back CD contents as you can see from the screenshot. The file system is accompanied by a small test application "cdda_text" which also runs under BeOS and prints all information CDDA-FS can retrieve from the specified CD.