[Wine] How to access optical drive (cd, dvd)?

Wintershade wineforum-user at winehq.org
Mon Mar 21 04:27:56 CDT 2011

Hello everyone. I'm having a problem accessing my optical (CD/DVD) drive under WINE. What I would like to do is access it "directly" through WINE, i.e. whenever I insert a CD or DVD, I'd like WINE to detect it under it's E:\ (or D: or whatever) drive.

However, I don't know how to set this up (and even whether it's possible, but I suppose it is). My CD/DVD drive is apparently /dev/sr0, and if I set this as E: drive in winecfg, nothing happens. On the other hand, if I set it up as where the DVD is currently mounted (e.g. /media/<DVD label>), it works only for that DVD, and none with a different name.

Essentially, the best I've gotten to so far is to map one single specific DVD to my E: drive in winecfg, and if I want to use any other one, I have to remap it again under winecfg (which is a great inconvenience when, for example, I play games that require more than one CD/DVD, or when I'm catalogising my DVD collection and switching a DVD every 2-3 minutes).

I'm using Arch Linux (x64).

If anyone would help me shed some light on this, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance! :)

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