Commands using cdrdao (4)

  • This command creates and burns a gapless audio CD with 99 tracks. Each track is a 30 second sine wave, the first is 1 Hz, the second 2 Hz, and so on, up to 99 Hz. This is useful for testing audio systems (how low can your bass go?) and for creating the constant vibrations needed to make non-Newtonian fluids (like cornstarch and water) crawl around. Note, this temporarily creates 500MB of .cdda files in the current directory. If you don't use the "rm" at the end of the command, you can burn more disks using cdrdao write cdrdao.toc Prerequisites: a blank CD-R in /dev/cdrw, sox (http://sox.sourceforge.net/), and cdrdao (http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/). I'm also assuming a recent version of bash for the brace expansion (which just looks nicer than using seq(1), but isn't necessary). Show Sample Output


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    (echo CD_DA; for f in {01..99}; do echo "$f Hz">&2; sox -nt cdda -r44100 -c2 $f.cdda synth 30 sine $f; echo TRACK AUDIO; echo FILE \"$f.cdda\" 0; done) > cdrdao.toc && cdrdao write cdrdao.toc && rm ??.cdda cdrdao.toc
    hackerb9 · 2009-11-17 06:23:42 6

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    $ cdrdao read-cd --read-raw --datafile FILE_NAME.bin --device /dev/cdrom --driver generic-mmc-raw FILE_NAME.toc
    eastwind · 2009-09-24 14:19:22 28
  • Ripping VCD in Linux


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    cdrdao read-cd --device ATA:1,1,0 --driver generic-mmc-raw --read-raw image.toc
    opexxx · 2009-09-08 08:05:24 1

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    cdrdao read-cd --read-raw --datafile "`volname /dev/hdc | sed 's/[ ^t]*$//'`".bin --device ATAPI:0,0,0 --driver generic-mmc-raw "`volname /dev/hdc | sed 's/[ ^t]*$//'`".toc
    pjman · 2010-02-26 07:12:59 1

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