Play audio CDs without a driver
If your CD-ROM audio cable is connected to your sound card, you don’t need a BeOS audio driver for your sound card to play audio CDs. Heck, you don’t even need to have the media_server or media_addon_server running :)
Open up a terminal window and use the “play” program (as described in the tip Rip CDs from the command line).
So to start playing a CD you would type:
play (your device) 0 (track number to start at)
play with no arguments will tell you which devices are valid.
Alternatively, you can play CDs without an audio driver if you start them from within Windows:
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