ripping "enhanced" audio CDs

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at
Thu Jun 15 09:01:42 UTC 2006

Mikhail Goriachev <mikhailg at> wrote:

> Mac Newbold wrote:

> > I'm on a 5-STABLE box, currently 5.5-PRERELEASE. I use cdparanoia
> > and lame (via abcde) to rip my CDs to MP3. (This has happened to me
> > with other rippers, like cdda2wav, IIRC, also.) Whenever I try to
> > rip an "enhanced" CD that has one or more data tracks along with
> > the audio tracks, it crashes the computer when it gets near the
> > enhanced tracks. It has happened on a wide variety of CDs, all
> > enhanced, and over a long period of time. It is very repeatable.
> > Even if I ask the ripper to rip only the track prior to the
> > enhanced track, it still crashes when it gets about 90-95% through
> > the track. Even if I try to break out at that point, it still
> > crashes the box.
> > 
> > Jun 14 11:27:21 mybox kernel: acd0: FAILURE - READ_CD HARDWARE ERROR
> > asc=0x08 ascq=0x01 error=0
> > Jun 14 11:27:21 mybox kernel: acd0: FAILURE - READ_CD ILLEGAL
> > REQUEST asc=0x64 ascq=0x00 error=0
> > Jun 14 11:27:22 mybox last message repeated 11 times
> > 
> > I know has happened to me on both CD-ROM/RW drives and on my
> > atapicam DVD+/-RW drive. I seem to remember it happening on
> > 4-STABLE boxes too, with widely different hardware (different mobo
> > makers, chipsets, etc.)

> This is an anti-piracy feature included on some discs. Nowadays there
> are more and more protected discs around. Some of them even crash
> computers when loading. How silly is that? Programs like CloneCD can
> handle such things on Windows boxes. That is what I use after having
> long frustrated sessions with open-source tools.

Can you name a few discs that crashed your system?
I copied quite a bit non standard discs with cdda2wav
on FreeBSD and never saw a single crash.

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