Questions tagged [compact-disc]

Compact Disc or CD is a type of optical physical media that can hold digital data (data, music, video). Standard CDs can hold up to 700MB of data, or 80 minutes of audio if converted to an audio-CD.

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Is there any way at all to bypass sector-level CRC when reading damaged CDs?

I'm trying to image damaged CDs, some of which have bad sectors in important areas. I know there are tons of software out there that will create a disk image even if they run into bad sectors. My ...
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CD/DVD no sign of it in Windows 10

On my laptop (ACER Aspire E5-521G) the CDROM/DVD is not visible (device manager – explorer) in windows 10 after upgrade albeit I can see and hear that it is trying to do something when I put a cd on ...
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How to slow down CD-ROM (optical drive) under Windows Vista? [closed]

My laptop's optical drive (Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560A) is quite loud when reading a disk. For my purpose I don't need reading at full speed, and 8-16x would be more than enough (1-4x would do as well). ...
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Windows Explorer doesn't detect optical drive

Recently I've had a weird problem with Windows 10. Sometimes the OS wouldn't show the optical drive in Windows Explorer and it can't be accessed by other software. Rebooting makes the OS detect the ...
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How to format CDROM using Windows 7 from the command prompt

I'm currently using Windows 7 to create multiple copies of CDROM using a batch file. I could automate the copying of files but I'm not able to find out how to format the CDROM from the command prompt....
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CDROM does not appear on desktop, MACOS 10.5.7

When I pop a CDROM into the drive of my Macbook Pro, It spins up, I hear it, but no icon appears on the desktop. (I think it's 10.5.7; actually not sure how to verify this on Mac, but I think I saw a ...
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Burning FLAC Files Directly to CD Audio?

Is there a simple, direct way to burn FLAC files to audio CDs? I would like to do it without first converting my FLAC files to a WAV format first. I am aware the official FLAC site has a list of ...
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Have to eject DVD after every write with growisofs

I am writing files to a DVD with growisofs once a day. Each time I append to the DVD, I have to eject the DVD and then re-load the DVD in order to see the file I just wrote. I am using RHEL 5.0 and ...
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Kali Linux Installation error

I've some problems installing Kali Linux on my computer. The first error message is the following: An installation stem failed. You can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip ...
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Removing cd volume from ubntu

I just got a cd reader/write for some blank cds i found. everytime I insert a cd it creates a new cd tag in my files manager as if i inserted a new cd. it will happen even if I insert the same cd. I ...
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Why do CDs/DVDs store a bit as the transition from one pit to another, rather than just the pit?

In a CD or DVD, the data is stored in pits on the surface of the disk. However, rather than each pit corresponding to a bit, the transition from pit to no-pit or vice versa, or lack of, is used to ...
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Why you can't just “dd” CD Audio like an ordinary data CD?

My friend tried to export cdrom device over network using nbd server but we noticed that while it works for data CDs, audio CDs don't really behave the way ordinary data disks do. And I'm not talking ...
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Identify Blank CDs an DVDs

I have Two identical spindles full of blank disks (light scribe CD-R en DVD-R). How do I figure out what spindle has DVDs and which has CDs. It is light scribe disc so they are have no writing on.
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IDE cdrom drive for thin client

I'm doing a project in which my own hardware connects to a computer via RS232. For compactness and power savings, I just bought a new Dell wyse V10L thin client PC. It may likely have windows on it ...
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Optical data discs recognized writeable/empty all the time

strange problem: Putting a CDROM into my DVD burner only shows (Windows explorer shows) an empty/burnable media. Both for home made CD, but also orignal (software) data CD. Video DVDs show their ...
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how to burn music onto a CD to play in my car?

I have some music files(.wav). I'd like to burn that onto a CD. I have downloaded the "imgburn" software. I am having trouble figuring out the next steps. Does anybody know the exact steps? There are ...
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Is a hardware IDE cd rom emulator device available?

Is it possible that I can have a physical cd rom device, which bios recognizes as a ide cd drive, but have it boot a iso/image file from flash storage ? Its not feasible for me to have real cd ...
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What Linux kernel modules to load to detect IDE and SATA cdrom drives?

So I am creating my own copy of Linux initramfs (For learning purposes). Everything seems to be working great. I, correctly, installed shared libraries and I can run some binaries from within the ...
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Track at once vs. Disc at once

I see two burn methods in the options menu of all disc burning programs: "Track at once" and "Disc at once". What is the difference between these two methods? Which one do you recommend for regular ...
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Why is desktop.ini “Ready to Be Written to the Disc” of any CD or DVD inserted under Windows 7?

I have a netbook with an external CD/DVD burner running Windows 7 Starter. Whenever I put any CD or DVD (doesn't have to be blank) in the drive and navigate to its path in Windows Explorer, it ...
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How to disable auto insert notification in Windows 7?

Alright, here's the problem. My hard drive activity light on my custom built PC is blinking exactly once every second. Microsoft has this to say on the issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/138598 ...
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How to play back non-audio CD content of an “Enhanced CD”/“CD+” under Windows 7

I have an Audio CD which has "Compact Disc +" and "CD Extra" logos on its cover. So I guess this CD conforms to the Blue Book standard. When I put this CD in my Windows 7 computer, I can listen to ...
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What is the fastest way to copy cds

I have hundreds of legacy cds containing customer account statements. They are currently the backup copies but one year from now they will be the only copy as we are losing the system we use to access ...
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How to clean CD / DVD that have mold on them

I notice some of my favourite CD and DVD have some mold on them. How do I go about to clean them so that I can still play them?
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Wodim can't open SCSI driver in Debian Jessie?

I'm attempting to write an ISO image to a CD on Debian Jessie. I have the CD in the drive, and it appears that all of the symbolic links are pointing where they should be, and the kernel recognized my ...
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How to clone a disk with laserlock protection?

I have a CD with laserlock protection. The disk is old and I want to make a backup. I use the disk for running a software, the disk needs to be inserted every time I launch the app. How can I clone ...
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Connect USB external cd/dvd drive to a BOSE sound system

I don't know if it's the right forum, but lets go, I have a BOSE radio cd player model CD-3000 from 1999, I would like to ask if is possible to connect a external USB CD/DVD drive (used for laptops/...
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How to change cdrom recognition?

I am complete newbie in linux world and in work I'm ask to figure it out: Is it possible to change how linux recognise sata cdrom? In particular: Is it possible to recognise sata cdrom as usb cdrom? ...
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UltraISO created .iso can not be load by Virtual CD-ROM

I use the ghost software created the ghost-win2012.GHO file, it corrupt 4,484,960KB. and then I use the UltraISO created a GHOST-WIN2012.iso: the result: but, however, when I use the virtual CD-...
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CD-ROM Mode 1 vs DVD: which one has superior error correction?

CD-ROM Mode 1 98 (24B) Frames = 1 Block = 2352 bytes. Every Frame is protected by 8 Parity bytes. These 8 bytes, the 1st level of error correction, are CIRC generated. CD-ROM Mode 1 also adds a 2nd ...
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How to detect whether there is a CD-ROM in the drive?

I know my CD-ROM device (/dev/sr0) but how can I detect from a script whether the drive is empty or whether there is a disk in it?
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Forensics on a single CD-Rom Disc

Is there a way to find out information as to what device created the data on a CD-Rom in addition to when the disk was formatted and burned? I have a friend facing criminal charges based solely on a ...
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Need to automount dvd or cdrom at fixed mount point in Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04, by default, automounts a cdrom or dvd at /media/<vol_name>. I need to make the automounting system use a fixed name instead of the volume name for all CDs or DVDs inserted into ...
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Copy the content of a CD file with executables to your hard-drive

I have a CD with medical results. The cd has two exe files. One is used to launch and visualize the content. The second is used to visualize some images and maybe is called from the other. The images ...
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How to rescue a multi-session CD?

I have a multi-session CD whose contents I want to copy to a hard drive. The CD is around 20 years old and it has several parts presenting read issues, so it is a potential candidate for ddrescue. ...
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Is there any way to check the “history” of burned CDs on Win 7?

I was wondering if there is any way to check what files where burned to what CD/DVD from a Windows 7 computer? In other words, is there a log function which records what files where burned to disk? ...
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How to mount a folder as a virtual CD or DVD drive?

I want to mount a local folder as a virtual CD/DVD drive to allow me to run a program without having the CD mounted physically. I know I could burn it to an ISO file and mount that as a virtual CD/...
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SATA Devices not showing up when in UEFI mode

I'm trying to install Windows and the bios should be set to UEFI mode. The problem is that all SATA devices aren't showing up (shows as if there aren't any) so I can't boot from the installation CD (...
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Create bootable CD from ISO [closed]

I need to create a bootable CD from an ISO. Is there free software available? I am using Windows 7.
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How to burn MP3 files to a playable audio CD

I have six MP3 files I would like to put on a CD. They should be playable in all stereos so I guess I would need them in WAV format(?). I have Windows XP. What is the easiest way to make my CD?
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Problems using InfraRecorder to back up ISOs of certain CDs

I've gotten into the habit of backing up my CDs as ISO files, just in case the discs should be damaged, lost, or destroyed. Using InfraRecorder, the process is pretty painless. Unfortunately, I have ...
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“Inappropriate ioctl for device” when ripping CD with abcde on OSX

I'm trying to use abcde (compiled from Macports) to rip an audio CD on OSX 10.8.5: $ abcde disk1 was already unmounted or it has a partitioning scheme so use "diskutil unmountDisk" instead cd-discid: ...
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How do I mount a .iso or .dmg image as a CD on a Mac so that it's recognised as a CD and not just a volume?

I have a knackered super-drive, and need to install software from a CD. However I do have backup images (as .dmg's) of all my install disks. Usually it all works fine, but with two particular installs ...
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Could cd-r unused space on completed (finalized) disc be utilized?

The r writable layer is permanently distorted during the write stage and it can never be re-written, but what about the unused area? I see the data from the outermost edge of the disc toward the ...
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My laptop CD-DVD disc drive (reader) not displayed in “My Computer” and does not open when try to open

I have used my DELL 3521 laptop running on Windows 8 Professional for 1 year now. But it stopped showing CD-DVD reader in My Computer (on pressing WINDOWS+E). It is not working. I don't know what ...
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Verify burned CD/DVD image on a Mac

Basically what I would like to do is to verify that an image has been burned successfully. It's pretty much the same question like this, except for Mac OS X. After searching online (including ...
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On a headless linux server, detect if inserted optical disk is audio disk

On a headless Linux server (latest fedora if this is of interest), how can I detect that the inserted optical disk is an audio disk, as opposed to a data disk or a video DVD? There is no desktop ...
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How to eject and insert CD/DVD drive using command-line in Windows? [duplicate]

As a Linux user I know that I can use command-line in Linux to eject/insert CD/DVD. Namely, the command to eject CD/DVD drive is eject /dev/sr0 (or simply eject) and the command to insert CD/DVD drive ...
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What is the name for the plastic piece on the end of a 5.25" optical drive tray?

I have a PC set up with 3 optical drives (to rip compact discs). One of the drives was salvaged from a pre-built machine that had a cover to hide the optical drive. As a result of this, the plastic ...
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CD-RW neither mounting nor formatting

I have a CD-RW which I want to use as bootable CD. The problem is I cannot access it. Tried firstly to format the disk. Just went on Nautilus, selected the CD and clicked on format. Does not work for ...