Creating a bin or ISO image of a CD??

Eduardo Viruena Silva mrspock at
Mon May 19 20:40:19 PDT 2003

On Mon, 19 May 2003, Joshua Oreman wrote:

> On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 07:28:45PM -0600 or thereabouts, Warren Block seemed to write:
> > On Mon, 19 May 2003, Eduardo Viruena Silva wrote:
> >
> > > try:
> > >
> > > 	dd if=/dev/acd0c of=my_image bs=2352
> >
> > Hmmm.  This brings up something I've wondered about.  I always use
> > bs=2k to match the actual sector size of CDs.
> >
> > But does it matter?  Is there any reason not to use a larger buffer size
> > to speed up reading CDs?
> As long as you use a multiple of the same size, you should be fine. However,
> the block size you pick should also be a multiple of the size of the track
> you're ripping. It'll still work otherwise, but `dd' will complain.
> HTH,
> -- Josh

Josh, I believe the size of the track should be a multiple of the
block size.

I also had the problem of reading tracks, asked
freebsd-questions and I got that as the answer, I mean, they
told me that audio cd use blocks of 2352 bytes length.

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