On Saturday 29 November 2008 09:10:44 Yuri wrote:
> Polytropon wrote:
> > It sounds like "byte order reversal" which makes the typical noise.
> > In order to 1:1 copy a CD, I'd recommend the use of the cdrdao
> > tool - "cdrdao read-cd" and "cdrdao write" are the commands.
> > It's easy to use them in order to get a CD "at once" and then
> > reproduce it to blank media.
> >
> > If you need to use cdrecord, you can "preprocess" the .cdr
> > files with "sox -x". You can always use the "play" command
> > (from sox) to check what your files sound like.
> >
> > This is a sample command to turn .cdr files into .wav files,
> > just to illustrate the correct parameters for interpreting
> > the .cdr (CD audio data) format:
> >
> >     sox -r 14400 -c 2 -b -L -S ${OUTFILE}.cdr ${OUTFILE}.wav
> Thank you Polytropon,
> Byte order was really a problem.
> Strange that burncd is supposed to take the original byteorder and
> cdrecord takes reversed one.
> > I didn't try burncd since FreeBSD 4. Since then, I#m very
> > comfortable with cdrecord and cdrdao and the atapicam facility.
> burncd is still recommended by handbook for ATAPI CDROMs
> for some reason.

Well, cdrecord don't work without CAM.

> I feel like cdrecord is much nicer and once suggested to retire
> burncd in handbook and to always recommend cdrecord instead.
> But some people disagreed.

Manpages with over 10 pages just describing options and arguments make some 
people dizzy. Especially for simple tasks like burning a cd. "Just do it".

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.
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