David G. Miller wrote:
Aaron Konstam <[email protected]> wrote:
It's a traditional system so the sound card is on the back of the case
which sits in a desk and is a royal pain to get to. That's the one down
side of having a desk with a specific spot for a system. cdplay seems
to fit the bill. I can spin CDs and listen using the drive's audio
jack. I just mute the sound card. If I don't need to be under the
headphones, I just un-mute the sound with no contortions trying to reach
the back of the computer case.
On Fri, 2007-03-30 at 19:02 -0600, David G. Miller wrote:
> Is there an application or method (e.g., command the drive to "play
> audio") that lets me spin an audio CD in my CDROM drive and listen
via > headphones plugged into the drive's audio jack?
> > The speaker setup I have plugged into my primary desktop does not
> provide a bypass audio jack. Unfortunately, this means I need to
become > a hermit and close up my office if I want to listen to tunes
while my > wife watches the tube. I find the sound quality
acceptable using the > audio jack on the CDROM but I need a way to
spin the disk and NOT have > the sound come out the sound card.
> > Thanks,
What stops you from plugging a headphone into the output jack of your
That's why they make extension cables. Add one long enough to have a
connector you can reach - or a splitter so both can be connected all the
time if the speakers have their own volume control that you can use.
You'll need that if you ever rip the CDs and play the files which is
much, much easier anyway. I'm surprised the speakers don't have their
own headphone jack that mutes them - some very inexpensive sets do.