[re]verify a disc with very friendly output

dd if=/dev/cdrom | pv -s 700m | md5sum | tee test.md5
[re]verify those burned CD's early and often - better safe than sorry - at a bare minimum you need the good old `dd` and `md5sum` commands, but why not throw in a super "user-friendly" progress gauge with the `pv` command - adjust the ``-s'' "size" argument to your needs - 700 MB in this case, and capture that checksum in a "test.md5" file with `tee` - just in-case for near-future reference. *uber-bonus* ability - positively identify those unlabeled mystery discs - for extra credit, what disc was used for this sample output?
Sample Output
190MB 0:01:42 [ 2.3MB/s] [========>                          ] 27% ETA 0:04:33
...
698MB 0:04:33 [2.55MB/s] [=================================> ] 99%            
589f13da46e34789cb13b7dc574ccc6c  -

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By: asmoore82
2009-03-09 00:11:42

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589f13da46e34789cb13b7dc574ccc6c *ubuntu-8.04.2-desktop-i386.iso http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/MD5SUMS
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