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CCCD(1) General Commands Manual CCCD(1)


cccd - yet another CD player with CDDB support




cccd is a small GTK+ CD player program with many features:

* Works with SCSI devices
* CDDB lookups (local and remote) and local storing
* Uses very little screen space
* Handles CD Extras (mixed mode CDs)




Upon starting cccd two windows will pop up: a smaller control panel and a status window.

The Control Panel

Here are the buttons for controlling the CD drive. The main action will take place here. The left most button is the exit button, which will cause cccd to quit. The right most button will cause the Info window (q.v.) to pop up. Buttons in the top row (left to right): Previous Track, Play, Next Track, and in the bottom row: Pause, Stop and Eject. Their functions should be self-explanatory.

The Status Window

You will see four rows of text here, and a progress bar below that. The top most row shows the Artist and Title of the CD, if known. Below that is the track title. Then comes the time display and then a status row. You can toggle the time display between

- CD time passed
- CD time remaining,
- Track time passed,
- Track time remaining

by clicking on the window above the progress bar. The status information will show the current status and the play mode. You can toggle the playmodes (Normal, Loop Track, Loop CD, Random) by clicking on the progress bar. The progress bar will always show the elapsed CD time.

The Info Window

This window is divided into two sections:


Here you can see (and later enter) the CD title and Artist, followed by a list of the Track titles. Below this there are button that (will) allow you to Save the current CD data, submit it to a remote CDDB database, and Undo any changes you have made since the last saving. You can realize a playlist of the tracks you want to hear, by clicking on the track row. Darker tracks will not be played. (Note: Data tracks will be 'unselected' automatically).


You can enter the relevant data for remote and local cddb databases here, and the lookup order. If the remote databases lookup protocol is http, you will need to enter the URL in addition to the hostname, without the leading "http://" (e.g. "". The category section is not used, and will be omitted in future versions. "Save" will save the info to "~/.cccdrc". I'll leave to your imagination what Undo does.


The cccd configfile.


Please report any bugs you find to Jochen A. Stein <>. You can use the form in /usr/share/doc/cccd/BUGREPORT for this...


cccd is covered by the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 or (at your option) any later version.


cccd was originally written by Sven Riedel <>, modified by Jochen A. Stein <>.

This manpage was written by Jochen A. Stein <>.


cdcd(1), cdtool(1), dcd(1), workbone(1), workman(1), xmcd(1).

January 6, 2002