Hi All â€“ Iâ€™m new to this forum but have been reviewing all of the very useful threads already posted related to this subject, so thank you for you help so far. Iâ€™ve started this new thread in a hope we can solve this problem Iâ€™ve been battling with for the last few months!
Iâ€™m trying to make an Audio CD-r that wonâ€™t play in a PC or Mac but will play on most standard Cd players. Iâ€™ve seen a lot of information on the web about how to try to copy them but not how to make one except the in theory about how to copy them!
I know I should be trying to corrupt the lead out TOC on the CD-r as this is the part read by computers as default (burst mode), start area on CD-r is read by standard CD player reading on the P channel of the PQ info â€“ thus, plays in a standard CD player and not on a computer or other intelligent drives (In car players / mp3-CD players etc.)
Obviously I know it can be read by some drive with the right software but I want to make these book violation formatted CD-râ€™s as promo to send out CDDA audio for press review before the release date of an album. This will hopefully stop most of the unscrupulous reviewers putting our music straight on i-tunes and then the internet before itâ€™s meant to be there!
As I understand it - I create â€˜session 1â€™ audio CDDA and leave this session open. Then make a blue book / CD-e (CD extra) by burning the second session with nominal Data but corrupt this TOC as to hide the CD audio tracks session in the finalisation / closed TOC. The original P channel info is still there at the start of the CD for standard CD players hence it will work as I require.
Iâ€™ve also read this can be also be done by closing session 2 (standard CD-extra) and creating a third session TOC which is incomplete / corrupt â€“ again this confuses most computer drives but plays on a standard CD player as the P channel info is intact.
All the standard burning of differing book formats / multi sessions etc I can do but I canâ€™t work out how to corrupt a TOC?
Anyone had any success or has further insight into this problem?
Gear listed below for reference:
Plexdor â€“ Premium 2 CD burner
Plexdor â€“ PX810 CD/DVD burner
Mac Pro Quad Running XP32
PC side - Samplitude10,Wavelab5,Plextools3.2,Nero7,UltraISO,Exact audio copy