5. června 2009 13:40Hello,
I cannot play CD audio when connected over Remote Desktop Connection. (I have selected play the audio on remote computer.)
I even cannot eject the drive, MCI reports "Unknown problem while loading device driver." and if I right-click the drive in Windows Explorer and select Eject, it says the drive is currently in use.
How can I control CD playback and drive over RDC?
6. června 2009 2:41PřispěvatelJan,
Try the solution listed in this thread and let us know...
6. června 2009 17:57Hi dwolters,
thanks for reply. I'm quite not sure what solution are you refering to, neither I think the thread is much releated.
All other audio playback works, just the CD audio does not. It stops when I connect, and it works again when I disconnect (have to restart it, files are marked with red cross in WMP). Other sounds and playback from HDD works as expected even during RDC session.
I am also able to see the cda files in Windows Explorer. I do not use Windows Media Center, only Windows Media Player or MCI commands.
Hope this helps to clarify the scenario... should I check anything else, let me know.
6. června 2009 23:54Jan Kucera,
This sounds like it may simply be a side effect of the legacy architecture that is used for CD audio on modern PCs. Try as I might, I can't seem to find much documentation of this - have you ever tried to listen to CD audio over a Remote Desktop connection on an older version of Windows?
7. června 2009 10:18
no, in fact this was the first time I tried to play audio CD or control the drive over remote desktop. Okay, I can accept that CD audio playback uses legacy architecture and, although I don't see any idea why, it might not work over RDC.
However what I still don't get is that I cannoct eject the CD/DVD driver, regardless of what's inside...
7. června 2009 15:46Jan,
You say you're able to browse the media files as normal over RDC using Windows Explorer - are you able to, say, open an executable or view an image?
If not, I could see how not being able to eject the disc is an intended limitation of RDC, albeit with an unsuitable error prompt.
19. července 2009 4:18I am having this same exact issue. I have a headless hi-fi music server set up and cannot read Audio CDs when connected via Remote Desktop (although over UltraVNC it works fine). I can play DVDs but many applications do not recognize the drive and are therefore unusable (for example Clone DVD and the firmware updater for my drive).
22. července 2009 12:08Update: I changed the drive to a new blu-ray drive and have the same problem now with Blu-ray disks.
13. března 2010 19:14
You need to edit the Group Policy and enable a Computer Policy on the host computer with the CD/BD ROM.
In the local Group Policy editor, go into Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Removable Storage Access
Enable the policy "All Removable Storage: Allow direct access in remote sessions"
This policy setting grants normal users direct access to removable storage devices in remote sessions.
If you enable this policy setting, remote users will be able to open direct handles to removable storage devices in remote sessions.
If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, remote users will not be able to open direct handles to removable storage devices in remote sessions.
28. dubna 2012 14:27
thanks so much... that worked for me!