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CDDrive

About

This plugin puts a button in the panel to open or close a CD-ROM drive tray.

Additionally, the button icon reports the content of the drive. The icon indicates if there is a disc in the drive, if it is mounted, and the type of the disc (regular CD-ROM, audio, DVD…).

You can also mount or unmount the disc via the plugin menu (the action appears when a mountable disc is in the drive).

Usage

Place it in your panel and open the configuration dialog to select a CD-ROM drive to associate with the plugin.

Screenshots

Note: The plugin picks the icons from the theme in use. In the screenshots below, i set mine to “Gorilla” because it has different icons for audio and regular CD.

Empty drive, tray open

:projects:panel-plugins:xfce4-cddrive-plugin_tray-open.png

Empty drive, tray closed.

:projects:panel-plugins:xfce4-cddrive-plugin_tray-closed.png

Audio CD (the plugin found the title on freedb.org).

:projects:panel-plugins:xfce4-cddrive-plugin_audio-cd.png

Unmounted data CD (the icon is translucent).

:projects:panel-plugins:xfce4-cddrive-plugin_unmounted-data-cd.png

Mount action in the plugin menu.

:projects:panel-plugins:xfce4-cddrive-plugin_menu-mount.png

Mounted data CD (the icon has a regular opacity).

:projects:panel-plugins:xfce4-cddrive-plugin_mounted-data-cd.png

Unmount action in the plugin menu.

:projects:panel-plugins:xfce4-cddrive-plugin_menu-unmount.png

Configuration

:projects:panel-plugins:xfce4-cddrive-plugin_config.png

Releases

Version 0.0.1

Dependencies

  • Works correctly on Linux only.
  • This plugin is based on HAL. It will not work if 'hald' is not running.
  • The plugin can query the freedb.org servers for audio CD titles. To compile with this feature enabled, you need libcdio and libcddb. The gthread-2.0 library is also recommanded in this case to prevent the plugin from hanging while waiting for freedb.org response, but is not mandatory.

Reporting Bugs

Bugs should be reported to the Xfce bug tracking system (product Xfce Panel Plugins, component xfce4-cddrive-plugin).

projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-cddrive-plugin.txt · Last modified: 2007/11/09 04:10 (external edit)