Anyone else having a problem playing standard wav music cd's in KDE4? None of the sound apps included with the iso; KsCD, Amarok, SMPlayer will play the discs for me. I've just updated KsCD, hoping that would help, but still no go.
I installed VLC from the repo, and it works just fine. Also plays fine on my old discarded Win XP box. So for me, all the above are broken.
I've also noticed that Amarok won't open when choosing it from an mp3 file context menu. (open with).
This probably not what you want to hear but, I had never thought of using smplayer to play an audio cd before. So I tried it.
I am delighted to report that it worked. No grumbling or complaining from the software.
Prior to playing the audio cd I had just, because this is a fresh install, downloaded win32-codecs-all; lame and xine-ui. I doubt if the latter would make much difference to you.
I don't have vlc which would be an obvious choice to run an audio or video cd/dvd without codecs - but you already say it works.
Amarok fell over after the first track - but it played!
KsCD - can't comment.
In Smplayer I did this - having no preconceptions - gui menu>Open>Audio Cd and there were the tracks.
I hope this gives you some comfort that perhaps a minor issue is keeping you from full enjoyment of your Audio CDs.