This module provides an interface to the Silicon Graphics CD library.
It is available only on Silicon Graphics systems.
The way the library works is as follows. A program opens the CD-ROM
device with open() and creates a parser to parse the data
from the CD with createparser(). The object returned by
open() can be used to read data from the CD, but also to get
status information for the CD-ROM device, and to get information about
the CD, such as the table of contents. Data from the CD is passed to
the parser, which parses the frames, and calls any callback
functions that have previously been added.
An audio CD is divided into tracks or programs (the terms
are used interchangeably). Tracks can be subdivided into
indices. An audio CD contains a table of contents which
gives the starts of the tracks on the CD. Index 0 is usually the
pause before the start of a track. The start of the track as given by
the table of contents is normally the start of index 1.
Positions on a CD can be represented in two ways. Either a frame
number or a tuple of three values, minutes, seconds and frames. Most
functions use the latter representation. Positions can be both
relative to the beginning of the CD, and to the beginning of the
Module cd defines the following functions and constants:
- createparser ()
Create and return an opaque parser object. The methods of the parser
object are described below.
- msftoframe (minutes, seconds, frames)
Converts a (minutes, seconds, frames) triple
representing time in absolute time code into the corresponding CD
- open ([device[, mode]])
Open the CD-ROM device. The return value is an opaque player object;
methods of the player object are described below. The device is the
name of the SCSI device file, e.g. '/dev/scsi/sc0d4l0', or
None. If omitted or None, the hardware inventory is
consulted to locate a CD-ROM drive. The mode, if not omited,
should be the string 'r'.
The module defines the following variables:
Exception raised on various errors.
The size of one frame's worth of audio data. This is the size of the
audio data as passed to the callback of type audio.
The size of one uninterpreted frame of audio data.
The following variables are states as returned by
The drive is ready for operation loaded with an audio CD.
The drive does not have a CD loaded.
The drive is loaded with a CD-ROM. Subsequent play or read operations
will return I/O errors.
An error aoocurred while trying to read the disc or its table of
The drive is in CD player mode playing an audio CD through its audio
The drive is in CD layer mode with play paused.
The equivalent of PAUSED on older (non 3301) model Toshiba
CD-ROM drives. Such drives have never been shipped by SGI.
Integer constants describing the various types of parser callbacks
that can be set by the addcallback() method of CD parser
objects (see below).
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