A kind friend from Germany sent me this custom compilation CD for my birthday, thanks Susanne!
I wanted to have the songs in my hard drive so I inserted the disc in my Premium II, launched PerfectRip
and set the subcode packed reading (MMC 100b) just in case it was a CD+G (error correction by hardware).
Something wasn’t normal, the ripping speed was about 23 sectors per second… I switched to subcode
conventional reading (MMC 001b) and the rip was successful as normal, Plextor’s R-W decoder was having
a hard time with P&Q parities, that was confirmed by Truong, who applied RS logic in the inspection.
I inspected the subs too, in interleaved, deinterleaved and packed views, using CDTool and WinHex.
I compared packed view against 7 different R-W subchannel formats: ZERO mode, LINE-GRAPHICS mode,
TV-GRAPHICS mode, EXTENDED-TV-GRAPHICS mode, CD TEXT mode, MIDI mode and USER mode.
A bit frustrated, I inspected the leadin and leadout, subs didn’t look different from the ones in program area
but oh surprise… we have Nero’s out of spec leadout (http://club.cdfreaks.com/2093062-post5.html),
I contacted Susanne and asked her about the used burning software and she confirmed it was Nero,
I found the disc was written in a LITE-ON LTR-40125S with firmware revision ZS0J too.
Since matches with known formats haven’t been found under packed read, I’ll post the grouped view: