Roman Neuhauser <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Having searched the archives, I'm confused. > > I've seen a few posts suggesting the use of dd(1) to read in the cd, > including a message by Mike Meyer, a knowledgable guy who used to > frequent questions@: > > http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=freebsd-questions&m=100942595716612&w=2 > > I've also seen a message stating one can *not* use dd(1) to read in the > cd from Dan Nelson, another knowledgable guy who frequents questions@: > > http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=freebsd-questions&m=103913068430116&w=2 > > Given that attempts to dd(1) an audio cd give me "Invalid argument" I'd > say Dan is right. I don't however like what he suggests in the message > above: creating WAV files, and burning those. I want a "clone" of the > original cd. Is that possible? Or do the various Windows-based burners > that have the "clone a cd" function perform the cdda -> wav -> cdda > conversion internally?
If you read a little more carefully, you'll see that those posts aren't talking about quite the same things. In fact, they're both correct; you can't copy an audio cd by dd'ing the whole disk, but you can do that for a data disk. For audio disks, you either need another program that understands audio cd format, or (with ATAPI cd drives only, I believe) you can use the acd<x>t<y> format, on a track-by-track basis. To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message