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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
88 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

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/...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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? ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

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-...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
394 views

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 ...
14
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

How to create an audio CD which can be played in every CD player?

I'm burning my own audio recordings on CDs and I want to be certain that the discs can be played in every CD player, not only in new models, which may even support plain MP3 files. Can I use a ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
128 views

Software (an old PC game) won't boot using a virtual drive, but does boot using a real drive. How come?

I have a couple of old video games—The Hobbit (2003), published by Vivendi, and Zapper: One Wicked Cricket (2002), published by Infogrames—which won't boot when mounted using a virtual drive, but they ...
1
vote
1answer
250 views

Cannot boot Linux from CD-ROM - “Media test failure, check cable” booting error

First time installing Linux. I have attempted to boot both Minimal Installation and LiveCD .iso Linux installation packages from a CD-ROM on a computer currently running Windows 7. This error does not ...
0
votes
0answers
187 views

Change CD File System

I recently used UDF format for my CD so I can play some music on my car but when I insert it in, it shows me that it only supports Joliet/ISO9660 (My CD is also a live file system). So is there any ...
-1
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
421 views

burning iso images to DVD ROM

Is creating .iso image before burning to DVD-ROM necessary? I mean, I never noticed this on windows before burning my files to DVD-ROM, I never created an iso image file. But I had shifted to linux, ...
2
votes
0answers
89 views

Cannot rip audio CD where each track appears as a data track

Over the past few weeks I've converted my entire (store-bought) CD collection to .flac files, both for backup purposes as well as easier playback. Several of the CDs featured copy protection, but I ...
2
votes
0answers
135 views

Linux: mounting, or at least accessing both “partitions” of a Hybrid HFS/ISOFS CD-ROM image

Heyo, So I happen to have at least one CD - in this case, an Enhanced CD of Roger Sanchez's "Another Chance" - that I'm trying to make a backup of, but although I can seem to successfully back up ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

How to create CD from BIN file containing all sessions?

I have a few multi session CDs where I have burnt data in multiple sessions on the same media. Using Power ISO software on Windows 7, I have created back up of those CDs in BIN file format, as BIN ...
1
vote
1answer
591 views

Hyperlink on portable cd

I would like to burn a printable document such as microsoft word to a cd that includes other files and make a hyperlink in the document that would refer to a different file on the same cd and work ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

Why every application is freezing after short period of time while accessing optical drive on Windows 10?

On my Windows 10 machine, every application that tries to access my optical drive (Blu-ray writer) gets frozen shortly after a disk was inserted. Reproducing steps: Insert disk (no matter the type, ...
1
vote
1answer
206 views

Epson pp-100II Printer sending an ISO file to the printer using JDF

I am currently trying to burn an ISO file to a CD using an Epson pp-100II Printer/Burner. I an trying to utalize the TDBridge and send a Job Discription File(JDF) and give it a Format type of ...
0
votes
1answer
195 views

How can I read ISO 9660 in Windows 10?

ZTE Valet smart phone on USB looks like CDFS file system (read only, write once). Windows Explorer only shows the USB driver which is installed on first use.
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Is there a way to transfer files from a large amount of damaged CDs? [duplicate]

I'm trying to pull a lot of files off of a lot of old CDs, and I'm getting all kinds of errors and hangs. The CDs are old and covered with scratches, so it's to be expected, but I have still been able ...
-1
votes
1answer
417 views

Can I write a dinosaur onto a CD?

(No, not a real dinosaur) In Google Chrome, there is a Dinosaur game that can be found at "chrome://dino/". (It also displays when there is no internet connection). Is it possible to put this game ...
120
votes
6answers
29k views

Can I write (200 MB - 150 min) music to a (700 MB - 80 min) CD?

I have mp3 songs of audio quality 320 kbps. The total size of the songs is around 200 MBs with a total playing time of around 150 minutes. Can I write these songs to an audio CD, whose specs are ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

File copying from CD to hard disk

My file stops copying from my CD to hard drive at 15%, how do I fix it so it fully copies to my disk? I tried copying it several times and still is stuck at only 15%. What would I do to fix this ...
0
votes
1answer
319 views

Numerous FLAC files in my music library will play only with VLC - can anything be done?

I discovered today after upgrading and rebuilding some server hardware that Plex, Windows Media Server, and this new "Groove" thing won't play some of my FLAC files I ripped from CDs. These files ...
2
votes
1answer
755 views

How to interpret the output from Accuraterip verification?

Verifying a CD rip with accuraterip can be done on Linux using arverify from the cdrip-tools package as this question explains. However, I've struggled to find any documentation that explains the ...
12
votes
1answer
374 views

How to avoid unwritable CDs and DVDs?

TL;DR: Writeable optical discs have a relatively short shelf life prior to use (compared to the service life of the data you record on them). Why? And how can you avoid having a stockpile of unused ...
1
vote
0answers
193 views

Intel desktop board `warning:have option ROM can not be invoke`

I had an old computer on which I am going to install lubuntu or any lightweight Linux distribution.It was packed in box for at least 2 or 3 years and it is approximately 11 years of old.It has Intel ...
0
votes
0answers
326 views

Exact Audio Copy: some tracks of a brand new CD cannot be verified as accurate (using different setups)

I have just bought a brand new CD and I wanted to make a rip of it, since I usually listen to my favourite albums through a lossless portable DAC. The CD is therefore perfectly shiny and flawless, ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Mounting a MDF/MDS CD-ROM image in VirtualBox

I'm trying to run an old piece of software in a VirtualBox VM running Windows XP. My host system is Debian. I have the CD-ROM image in MDF + MDS format (which I believe is an uncommon format created ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Computer detects multiple CDs although only one CD has been inserted?

After inserting a CD-ROM into the optical drive of my computer, two different accessible CDs show up on my desktop. One contains only audio files and the other some additional files. How is this ...
0
votes
2answers
215 views

How to make bootable CDROM for BIOS-less computer?

my Mac is the 2015 model that only supports UEFI. I'd like to create a bootable CDROM based on a bootable floppy disk image. Is this possible?
2
votes
1answer
95 views

Run Perl script from CD?

I've created a Perl script and burned it to a CD-ROM disc. I would like to be able to run the script from the CD without having to copy it to some directory on the hard drive. For some reason when ...
14
votes
2answers
1k views

CD-ROM subchannel is different when dumping the same disc?

I'm making backup copies of old video games with CloneCD 5.3.3.0 on my Windows 10 x64 computer with a Samsung SH-S223L drive. One of them is Hellfire for PC (Diablo 1 expansion): The disc has a ...
3
votes
1answer
543 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
270 views

List devices eligible to use with pmount

With pmount one can mount cds, dvds usb partitions (and what not) as a user. I wrote a program (in C) that wants to copy music (and stuff) from a removable device. I want to list these devices and ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Mounted ISO or Physical Disc: Installation Differences

I am currently working on a project that involves installing a very old game from the 90s on a modern system, namely 64-bit Windows 10. It involves either mounting the ISO or burning it to a disk, and ...
4
votes
1answer
133 views

Do pressed disks CD/DVD ROMS have longer life than CD-R/DVD-R’s?

Some of the CD-R’s that I burnt way back in 2002 are now suffering from data rot. They are just not readable anymore and it looks like their recording surface has faded. However CD-ROMs that I had ...
0
votes
1answer
209 views

Audio CD isn't readable by computer but plays in a CD player

I'm using my fedora laptop to rip audio cdroms to flac, using abcde to do so. I happened on a cd that can't be read by my laptop(abcde complains that "cd could not be read. Perhaps there's no CD in ...