Okay, this is going to be two things, 1) My first post (albeit, not a newbie to the whole CDG copying thing) 2) and odd question, but with good merit.
First, I can copy my original CDGs with a number of programs I own, or are free. I used to copy them and then the mp3+g format came about. I use a virtual djing software package (I have two different packages I own).
Second, I’m in the process of NOW converting all my disks to the mp3+g format (and I know how to do that). When the disk is “New” the conversion goes QUICK and usually painless… however, on some of my more played disks that may have some scratches, it goes a little slower and ultimately I get artifacts on the sub-coded "g"raphics associated with the audio. I’ve cleaned and repaired the disks to no avail.
So here’s my question: Assuming that a CDG disk is a DATA disk… that is just ones and zeros, couldn’t I simply make an IDENTICAL copy in the form of an image file and then mount that image and THEN convert the file to mp3+g?
Okay, assuming I can get that done and I can get the software to do that, is there a way to CONFIRM that the image that is lifted/ripped/cloned from the original disk is IDENTICAL on the HDD as an image so that when I do the conversion, there is no error possibility from the light of the laser mis-reading the sub-code?
I think what I’m looking for is a PHOTOSTATIC copy of the disk INSIDE my PC as an image and then attempt to get a better graphics file from that.
Thanks for your attention to this and I hope someone can help and I may become an integral part of your community as I’ve been and admirer for a while.
This sub-code can VERY EASILY be mis-read by the CD read/writer.