You have an audio cd you want to listen, preferable through mpd?
This tip&trick will do just that:
gmpc 0.16.95 or up
mpd from git with this (one line) patch applied.
gmpc-mserver cdplayer branch from git.
Working gvfs setup (works on ubuntu 8.10)
If you have this all compiled and running in gmpc
Go to Serve Music
Click add files
Select ‘Audio Disc’ in the left menu ‘places’
Now you see the tracks on the cd as ‘Track 1.wav’ etc.
select them all, press ok.
Now you can add these to the playlist and play. If mpd tries to play it you will hear the cd drive spin up.
p.s. I noticed you need a good cd drive to have it worked, a slimdrive I use from time to time failed and produced a horrid sound.