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Old 06-13-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Clone an audio CD ...

suppose I've an audio CD without protection;
I want to clone it, that is I want to make a CD that is 100% equally to the original (the same digital data, the same number of sector, the same number of bits and values of bits...);

on windows I use Alcohol 120% or Clone CD;
under linux I've tried K3b "clone copy" option;

now I want to know:
K3b, alcohol and clone Cd, use the same way to clone a CD?
What of these softwares do the best cloned copy?

and another question:
in K3b when I choose "cloned copy" and start writing, I always receive these errors:
"Uncorrect error on the sector 1"
"Uncorrect error on the sector 2"
"Uncorrect error on the sector 3"

for all sectors and the write process take too much time (more than 45 min. for a 700MB audio CD);
Is this behaviour correct?

and the last question:
What is paranoia mode in K3b?

Thank you in advance.
The Highwayman

Last edited by TheHighwayman; 06-13-2007 at 01:38 PM.
Old 06-13-2007, 12:23 PM   #2
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The ultimate clone tool in unix/linux is dd. It is a command line tool, and it copies bit for bit. Check out learn the dd command

k3b uses cdrtools as a backend to do most of the work. Have you checked out the manual (help) to see what "clone" does?

Paranoia mode uses the paranoia libs for extracting audio from a CD
info about cdparanoia

I have no experience with alchohol or clone CD to speak of how they clone a cd.
Old 06-13-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Thank you petespin;
very useful info.

The Highwayman

Last edited by TheHighwayman; 06-13-2007 at 01:38 PM.


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