enda at unison.ie
Wed Jan 30 16:25:06 GMT 2002
Every VCD in my collection uses CDFS which is slightly different from
ISO9660, which is where your problem may be. CDFS is an extension to ISO9660
that allows a media file to span multiple sessions in a multisession CD,
which is the way most VCD's are made anyway in order to support hardware VCD
and MP3 players.
Read errors can usually be gotten around (in my case) by moving the CD from
the notebook CD Rom drive, to the desktop DVD rom drive. One is cheap and
flimsy... other is expensive and robust. Same with my scratched audio CD's
that wont play in my discman, the DVD drive can handle them no probs, which
is handy for re-cutting an unscratched version! My guess is try different
hardware for the read error.
----- Original Message -----
From: "kevin lyda" <kevin at suberic.net>
To: "irish linux users group" <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 3:36 PM
Subject: [ILUG] vcd's...
> i keep seeing errors mounting video cd's that play fine on my dvd player
> and apparently can be seen fine on windows machines. any ideas why?
> should i not be mounting them? it mounts as plain iso9660 - and the
> mount works ok as does an ls - but reading a file on the vcd results in
> tons of media errors. this is on three different cd drives, including
> a cd rw drive (hp).
> also does anyone know a decent program like dd that can read files with
> media errors? dd have a conv=noerror option, but it doesn't seem to do
> much different. i'd expect it to lseek the of= file to mark the hole
> for bad blocks but it doesn't.
> kevin at suberic.net buffy: come on, can't you put your foot down?!
> fork()'ed on 37058400 giles: it *is* down.
> meatspace place: orbit buffy: one of these days you're going to have
> http://suberic.net/~kevin get a grown up car. --inca mummy girl
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