2015 MacBook, External CD Drive, and iTunes Autoplay

pennengr

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Jun 13, 2018
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Hi - I have a 2015 MacBook with no built-in CD/DVD player. I recently bought an external CD/DVD drive to convert some CD's to digital. The problem I'm having is constant iTunes launches when I insert a disc. I'm putting the digital files on a NAS drive, and using iTunes to rip the CD's results in missing album art - so I was trying to use XLD.

Is there a command line way to prevent iTunes autoplay for CD's? I know that there is a system preferences pane - but this is absent on MacBooks without built-in CD drives.

Thanks for any advice. I've been searching for a couple of days without success.
 
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pennengr

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Jun 13, 2018
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Even worse - if the disc wasn't previously imported it starts doing so automatically into iTunes every time
 

JackRoch

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Jul 12, 2010
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Even worse - if the disc wasn't previously imported it starts doing so automatically into iTunes every time
Anything in iTunes Preferences that might help?
e.g. on my iMac there's 'when a CD is inserted…' followed by pop-up menu.
i just use 'show CD'
 

pennengr

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Jun 13, 2018
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Thanks - I'd missed that setting - so I am able to "show CD" instead of import, but so far not able to prevent iTunes from opening.
 

JackRoch

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Thanks - I'd missed that setting - so I am able to "show CD" instead of import, but so far not able to prevent iTunes from opening.
I use that setting but also the CD/DVD pane in System Preferences – which I do have even though my iMac doesn't have an internal drive…
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pennengr

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Here's what I have. I saw a note on the Apple site about how the preference isn't available on certain Macs.
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pennengr

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Jun 13, 2018
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Thanks - this did it for me. The preference pane is only present when the drive is plugged in.
 
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