CDs: The Rainbow Books
jbglaw at lug-owl.de
Sat Aug 5 12:33:50 CDT 2006
We're all using CDs of different kind (CDs containing data, audio CDs,
maybe even some with more interesting formats like those for some old
arcade games using the 30 MB of R..W subchannel information, ...)
I'm currently trying to gather as much information about the low-level
format of CDs as possible. While there's a lot at a first glance, it's
all mostly unuseable. Eg. the SCSI MMC-3 draft tells you how to get
some of the "interesting" data, but there's of course no reference how
to decode the data.
I've been looking for the "Rainbow Books" (Red Book describing Audio
CDs, ...), but those are quite expensive. Partial information is
available through standards of other kind (eg. most of the Red Book
became an IEC standard, too), but those are a bit expensive, too.
Did you ever come along detailed technical documentation about these
little silver beasts that'd allow to hack some nice extraction and
refactoring tools? Or do you happen to own one of the books and are
willing to hand it over to me for a week?
Jan-Benedict Glaw jbglaw at lug-owl.de +49-172-7608481
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