Very interesting link! Thanx for the info! The content of a .CCD file is a precise replica of the fields return by the read-toc command specified in the mmc-2 command set! Nice to know that!
But until now, I haven’t found a command for raw-reading the TOC. But I haven’t read the whole document (duh! 350 pages…) but I definitely will!
Your conclusions about the TOC are correct, that is general info. CloneCD stores the info of the Q-channel of the TOC in the .CCD file, don’t know if the rest of the subchannels are stored in the subchannel-file. Still haven’t found a program for looking into the subchannel file (besides a hexeditor). Anyone?
Some readers can read part of the lead in area - but I noticed (using my own self made CD reading tool) on a Plextor 8432A that these are not in the TOC. I don’t know enough about this but the TOC doesn’t take all of the Q subchannel in the lead in (150 sectors) does it? I beleive it would take up some of those sectors and they are not read by the reader using sector read command.
I am sorry, don’t understand what you say here
Plextor is indeed able to overread into lead-in/-out. Maybe that is the entrance into raw-reading of the TOC…
Here are some interesting links on general info on cds, also on the TOC.
If you have any interesting links for me, please let me know!
BTW, I am interested in your self made CD reading tool, would it be possible to have a copy and give it a try? Please PM me.