[QUOTE=mciahel;2220231]Since Audio CDs don’t have a file system, the image might be something like a big Wav file or something which is only supported by Imgburn. It is definitely not an Iso image.
Have a look at PerfectRip.
perferctrip looks extremely interesting. i’ve tried playing around with it, saw that it supports building ccd (clone cd if i’m not wrong), cdg and cdr images (don’t know the differences between them). both cdg and cdr build .cue files. i’ve made the connection in my mind with other .cue releases (of audio albums) that i’ve saw over the internet, and after a bit of research, i discovered that based on .cue info, audio players gain indexes on one-piece audio files (like one big wav or mp3) so you can properly play live albums stored in one single file, you have all the tracks, etc.
this changed my mind a bit about my audio archive CDs backup, and i’ve thought it would be just GREAT to have a cdr (bin/cue) image backup for example, and just play that album based on the .cue file. however, i’ve run into a problem: it actually doesn’t work. on windows, could not find a player, winamp plugin or anything to read the cue/bin combination. winamp reads the .cue, but it just skips all the tracks, and this happens with latest CUE Player plugin (v0.57) for winamp 5.5xx. i think that probably, winamp has issues handling the .bin file although the .cue seems properly read…
let me get back to some questions:
during the rip, i’ve saw that perfectrip seems to properly search/read the extra-information i was talking about on audio cds: searched for cd-text, flags, i think it hit pre-counts, etc. however, just the ccd rip explicitly read sub-channel data (separate file, biggest image overall size – seems that extra-info may be there).
Q1: does perfectrip read and store all disc information/structure in all ccd/cdr/cdg cases ? in other words, which format would be the most close to the 1:1 backup (including non-audio index/structure/subchannel? data) i am searching for ?
Q2: do you have any ideas, of how could i handle the bin/cue case so that players would play content directly without mounting the images ? i wanna put my 200 cd collection on my 1tb external drive and would be just great if i could browse and listen through the back-up images like regular mp3/flac files
t0nee1, you’re a freak
thanks for your FLAC hint. i also love the idea, BUT, can FLAC store all subchannel/index/any other bit of non-audio data that i am searching for ?
i guess not, so, being a freak, i over-exaggerate things, i want a complete 1:1 backup
thanks guys, searching for a long-lasting backup solution of my cd collection