[CentOS] Creating an iso image of a audio CD with K3B

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Jan 13 17:30:50 UTC 2009

on 1-12-2009 6:02 PM Robert Moskowitz spake the following:
> Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 19:31, Robert Moskowitz <rgm-tZ9RT1K724GHT8/ATrE1yw at public.gmane.org> wrote:
>>> So far I have seen how to read the Audio CD and make a directory of WAV
>>> files with a control file for later burning to CD, but I want an iso
>>> image that I can archive and burn audio CDs to use as they get used up.
>> No.
>> The name "iso" comes from ISO-9660, which is the standard that defines
>> how *data* CDs work.
>> See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_9660
>> So, you can only have an "iso" for a data CD, not for an audio CD.
>> I believe many CD writing programs (especially graphical ones like
>> Nero) can create a "project" to burn an audio CD, and maybe some of
>> them can "export" this project in form of one big file that has all
>> the contents in it, but this file won't be an "iso", it will be an
>> exported project for that specific program. AFAIK there is no standard
>> for this, in fact, I don't even know if any of the CD burning programs
>> actually can do this.
> It seems once upon a time I did this. But as I think about it, it was 
> probably a CD of pictures. THat is data...
>> What is it that you're trying to do? If all you want is to distribute
>> the files as a single big/huge file download, maybe you should create
>> a zipfile with the wav's inside. It would still require the receiving
>> end to manually unzip it and burn it, but it might be closer to what
>> you're trying to accomplish.
> I want a single archived file so that as the CD gets used and abused, I 
> can easily burn a new one, just as easy it is to make a CD of a data iso 
> image.
Have a look at FLAC. It is lossless, but will still reduce the size somewhat.
It can write a cue file that will make it easy to restore to a CD, and you can
zip or tar the resulting flac/cue files to keep them together.

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