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FS#64826 - [vlc] cannot read audio CDs without the package extra/libcddb

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Victorien Le Couviour--Tuffet (psilokos) - Friday, 13 December 2019, 13:47 GMT
Last edited by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:16 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
David Runge (dvzrv)
Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No



VLC cannot read audio CDs without the package extra/libcddb, the cdda access module silently fails on load.
This package should at least be added to the opt deps.

Additional info:
* package version(s)
* config and/or log files etc.
* link to upstream bug report, if any

Steps to reproduce:

File -> Open disk
An error msg will tell you vlc cannot open this input.

or from CLI: vlc cdda://{path_to_disk} can be /dev/cdrom (or /dec/sr0 for me), and such.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Buggy McBugFace (bugbot)
Saturday, 25 November 2023, 20:16 GMT
Reason for closing:  Moved
Additional comments about closing: ackaging/packages/vlc/issues/1
Comment by Parker Reed (parkerlreed) - Sunday, 09 October 2022, 05:04 GMT
  • Field changed: Percent Complete (100% → 0%)
libcddb is not listed in the optional dependencies for VLC at all. Only libcdio which also does not mention CDDB
Comment by Toolybird (Toolybird) - Sunday, 09 October 2022, 05:07 GMT
libcddb was recently removed from libcdio [1] essentially because of  FS#76105 . Maybe that was too hasty?

Comment by Parker Reed (parkerlreed) - Sunday, 09 October 2022, 06:18 GMT
Yeah, at least with VLC it seems to set its own server or pulls it some other way because I correctly get album information and artwork with CDDB installed.
Comment by Buggy McBugFace (bugbot) - Tuesday, 08 August 2023, 19:11 GMT
This is an automated comment as this bug is open for more then 2 years. Please reply if you still experience this bug otherwise this issue will be closed after 1 month.