ISRC extraction from Audio CDs

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#1

Which present drives are supporting this feature (preferable supported by EAC)?

Atm I am able to read these data only with real Plextor drives. All other drives I tested till now failed to do that job.


#2

All of my OLDER cd burners have no issues with this. I am talking 10+ year old Liteys & Plex’s or there crossflashed equals.
budzos


#3

But any newer drives with this feature?
I was testing Plextor (Lite-On) (BD-Reader) and Asus (Pioneer) (BD-Writer) - both didn’t support this feature.

I can test next week some more Plextor (890 / 950) - but I am afraid that I won’t have success.


#4

Who or what says they don’t support it?

Maybe the discs you’ve tried them on just don’t contain ISRC info?


#5

I tested with the same Audio CD. The disc contains ISRC data.
EAC can retrieve these info from a Plextor PX-716, but not from a PX-B310U and an Asus BW-12D1S-U.
So I concluded that newer drives cannot retrieve these data anymore (or EAC cannot retrieve them - what is also possible)


#6

EAC & CUERipper can extract ISRC from PX-LB950 and PX-L890.
So the PX-B310U and the Asus BW-12D1S-U don’t support it or EAC is not able to extract the data. I will check later with CUERipper.


#7

Try ImgBurn too please if you don’t mind, I’m curious now!

Just start it up in Read mode and click the ‘View Media Information…’ button that’s in the ‘Source’ box.


#8

How do you extract ISRC data with ImgBurn?
I never used it with Audio CDs before. Can I create a cue-sheet?

Edit:
Found now out where to retrieve the data.

ImgBurn supports the 890 and the 950.
I will update this evening with the other 2 drives.


#9

Here is the update - I verified all again:
Plextor PX-716SA, Plextor PX-B310U, Asus BW-12S1-U

ImgBurn retrieves the ISRC from all drives
CUETools cannot read the ISRC from the PX-716SA
EAC cannot read ISRC data from the PX-B310U and is mixing INDEX times up (with that drive).

EAC is also messing up with these INDEXes with the Plextor PX-LB950.
So I guess that EAC and a Plextor BluRay drive is a bad combo for audio ripping.
Is this valid for other Liteon drives too?

I cannot verify anymore that EAC couldn’t read ISRC from the ASUS. But I was pretty sure that EAC had problems. But perhaps it was only a CD with no data and when I checked a second time I tested only the B310U.

@Lightning:
Is there a reason why some data which ImgBurn is showing us (like the ISRC data) are not for copying?


#10

I tried a few few discs on my LG and ad LUK said some disc didn’t contain any info on ISRC.




#11

Is there a reason why some data which ImgBurn is showing us (like the ISRC data) are not for copying?

If I understand the question correctly, there’s nothing special about ISRC stuff that means it shouldn’t be copied or whatever. There’s one easy command used to retrieve it for a given track - but if the drive doesn’t report it via that (and it’s a little unreliable anyway), you have to do it yourself by scanning the subchannel info. ImgBurn does that, maybe the other tools don’t?


#12

I meant that there is no button in ImgBurn which let me copy the information you show to an editor (plain or formated text)


#13

Oh I see!

Ah well, I guess I just never felt the need to add such a thing. A screenshot works fine.


#14

You mean 2 or 3 if you have a long CD with many titles :wink:
I don’t need it yet - as long I get a working cuesheet - but if Cuesheets are different (from drive to drive or ripper to ripper) then it could help to understand what is going wrong and who is wrong.


#15

It’s very rare for me to ask to see the media information screen. It’s more for the end user than me.

I didn’t actually need to see yours, I just wanted you to look at it and see if the ISRC info was mentioned. Thanks for posting it though. :slight_smile:

I’m sure the CUE files will differ a bit. Getting index 0 locations/sizes etc isn’t an exact science. You’re at the mercy of what the drive reports for subchannel info and sometimes they just return complete nonsense.