I have totem-gstreamer and the gstreamer plugins for cdaudio, cdio and cdparanoia.
I am in the audio and optical group.
The permissions of my cd-rom are as follows: brw-r----- 1 root audio 22, 0 2007-08-06 22:35 /dev/hdc
The audio CD appears as an icon on my desktop when I insert it.
No other audio application is running.
I can play audio cds using the cdplay program cdkit provides.
But, when I start totem the option Play Disc 'Audio CD' is greyed out.
I've tried turning HAL off and restarting totem to no avail.
I've tried totem-xine and still it does not work.
The only thing that does give some food for thought is that when I kill gnome-vfs-daemon the option "Play Disc "Audio CD"" disappears...