Started using Kodi a while back and was able to rip my favourite CD collection to a USB stick. Used it a occasionally but mostly for viewing my bike videos I took in India.
The other day bought some more CDs the aim being to rip those to the USB stick. I simply want to be able to access my music without having to dive in the cupboard. Unfortunately they made Kodi "BETTER" by releasing Kodi 17.3.
I now find my Pi3B Kodi 17.3 won't recognise an audio CD insertion so no RIPPING or PLAYING but it will recognise a data CD and a movie DVD insertion. Something happened today and for a short while it all worked for audio CD. An hour or two later and it doesn't. I'm hacked off.
I've outline my problems on both the OSMC and Kodi forums. One helpful fellow tells me that people don't rip their audio CD on Kodi as there are far better ways of getting music nowadays. Strange thing is they are still using Kodi to play stuff. Huh?
Kodi 16.X did work OK and ripped my CD collection on my Pi hardware/external DVD drive and Kodi 17.X doesn't. To my mind this means its now broken. The only thing that's changed for me is a different SD boot image.
As a short fix I installed Kodi 17.3 on my old Win7 system and was able to rip the new CDs but only if I used the WMA encoder. The AAC encoder barfs every time at around 75..95% complete on the first track then nothing.
Am I the only one having problems with Kodi 17.X? What am I doing wrong? Am I expecting too much?