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Playing music CD on workstation?

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The Question is:

I recently purchased and installed a Compaq Personal Workstation 600au. I am
running OpenVMS 7.1-2 and DECwindows Motif 1.2-4.  I am trying to set up
DECsound, so that I can play musical CD'S and listen to audio files.  I
followed the procedure on the FRE
EWARE 3.0 software CD, but I keep receiving DIVI errors.  I read the
questions you had on DECsound, but they all refer to OpenVMS 6.1-6.2.  If
these answers do apply to my version of OVMS and Motif, then where are the
files found on the OVMS 7.1-2 disk th
at I need to install?  Also, please give a detailed step by step discription
of what needs to be done with any new files and how to get DECsound and
CD_Player running on my systems.

The Answer is :

  Please see the OpenVMS FAQ section entitled "UTIL1. How do I play
  an audio CD on my workstation?".
  The tools and capabilities require a SCSI CD-ROM -- audio CD support
  is not presently available on the IDE interface (SYS$DQDRIVER).
  DECsound is unrelated to the operation of music CDs.

answer written or last revised on ( 24-JAN-2000 )

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