[CentOS] trying to recover an audio CD...

Thu May 2 13:00:04 UTC 2013
Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>

On Thu, May 02, 2013 at 12:25:40AM -0400, Ted Miller wrote:
> On 05/01/2013 11:33 PM, fredex wrote:
> >> Fred Smith <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >>
> > Jörg:
> >
> [snip]
> >> - Is it possible to use the original drive that was used for writing?
> >
> > the original isn't a drive per se, it's a professional audio recorder,
> > rack-mounted, that contains a CD drive of some sort.
> >
> > I THINK what happened was the recorder was powered off while writing.
> > Probably made a huge mess of the data, or at least  left it in some bad
> > unfinished state.
> I have used such a recorder, and the one I used WAS capable of recovering a 
> disk from a mess like what you describe.  But...it takes a while.  It has 
> to read the entire disk (and it is designed to read at 1X), figure out what 
> is on it, and then finalize it.
> If you can get access to the original recorder, I would suggest you let it 
> try to clean up its own mess.  Even better would be to get hold of the 
> manual (paper or online) and see what it suggests for finalizing a disk 
> that has been removed from the recorder.

Ordinarily, if you stop recording then remove the drive withouot finalizing
the disc, you can simply re-insert the disc then press the finalize button
and off it goes. but in this case it fails. 

I can tell simply by looking at the reflection off the transparent side
of the disc that it's been written on (slightly different shade where
it's been written), so there definitely is information on it.

I'll see if I can scare up the manual, though,... I hadn't thought
of that.


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