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Old 01-07-2004, 11:26 AM   #1
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Can old TOC's be mounted on multisession CDs?


I want to know whether old TOC's can be mounted on multisession CD's instead of the latest one. If you have Nero in Windows a utility is added to Explorer to help you do just that.

I had a problem the other day. I tried to play a CD on my domestic player and it would not play. It actually came up as an mp3 disc, but empty. It occurred to me that any CD player that can play mp3 collections will "see" the CD the same as a computer does, and will not play copy-protected discs. I then put the CD into my computer. Just an autorun.inf file, and two executables, one for Mac and one for Windows. I had read somewhere that these enable low-quality compressed files on the disc for playing on your computer ... not quite what I wanted.

I had read in Linux Format magazine that copy protected CDs work by confusing computer systems by adding corrupt TOC's whereas a normal CD player just sees the first one. SO, I thought, there must be another TOC. I remembered about the Nero Multimounter addon, so rebooted to windows. A couple of minutes later, pausing only to navigate some now-unfamiliar menus, I had mounted the "good" TOC, and gained access to the audio CD. Now I merely ripped the CD to wav files, burnt a new CD which plays in my domestic player.

Is there a way I could have mounted the old TOC to do this in Linux?
 
Old 01-08-2004, 07:01 AM   #2
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*bump* -- sorry!
 
Old 01-09-2004, 10:30 AM   #3
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Do I feel an idiot or do I feel an idiot?

I put the CD in my computer again and booted Linux. KsCD found the audio tracks and so did Grip -- no problem.

So I have the ludicrous situation whereby I cannot play a CD on a domestic system but it can be played and ripped on my computer.

Copy protection? Hah!
 
  


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