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dave's cd player

dave's cd player (dcd) is a simple command-line CD player. It plays CDs, loops (sequences of) tracks, plays tracks at random, and so on. Its a full featured, but simple-to-use CD player. It supports libmusicbrainz ( for CD information if desired, yet remains one of the leanest CD players out there.

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Recent releases

  •  30 Nov 2003 20:31

    Release Notes: This release is once again capable of operating without a live Internet connection. If you wish to continue using the Internet features (online CD lookup, etc.), libmusicbrainz is now required.

    •  16 Dec 2001 09:22

      Release Notes: One file was replaced with another that is explicitly GPL-compliant, so dcd should now be completely GPL-friendly.

      •  09 Dec 2001 07:07

        Release Notes: A lack of error checking that caused a fatal segfault (since the domain's DNS is broken) has been fixed.

        •  08 Sep 2001 22:08

          Release Notes: A bug that could cause some warning/error messages to be displayed repeatedly has been fixed.

          •  20 Jun 2001 13:58

            Release Notes: This release contains mostly bugfixes, including fixes for a few bugs that would make dcd segfault when trying to play a CD.

            Recent comments

            08 Apr 2006 10:31 dolsson

            Just what I wanted
            Finally I found what I wanted. A command-line CD player that can loop over the CD. I'm using it in a piece of conceptual art. Thanks, David!

            24 Jul 1999 13:41 rogerwaters

            best cd player out there
            this is by far the best cd player you can get. It works
            on the console so you don't need X, and all you do is just
            pass commands to it on the command prompt, so what can be
            easier? i know that there are other cd players out there
            for the console that can do this too, but they can't do
            cool things like looping and stuff like that.


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