ripping "enhanced" audio CDs

Garrett Cooper youshi10 at
Thu Jun 15 23:16:52 UTC 2006

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Mac Newbold wrote:
> Today at 2:55pm, Mikhail Goriachev said:
>>> 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
>> 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.
> I am pretty sure this isn't an anti-piracy feature. It happens to me
> with _any_ "enhanced CD" (audio+data mixed CD), and _only_ on enhanced
> CDs. Never has it happened to me on any non-enhanced audio CD. My
> problem is not with the inability to get the data off, that doesn't seem
> to be a real issue. The problem is with the crashing of the computer.
> Why should _any_ data read from a removable disk of any kind be causing
> FreeBSD to crash by the mere act of attempting to read it from the disk?
> The device is reporting a failure, but why isn't the OS handling that
> failure gracefully?
> If I'm asking the wrong list, and should be asking hackers at
> or some list related to multimedia, please let me know.
> Thanks,
> Mac
> -- 
> Mac Newbold        MNE - Mac Newbold Enterprises, LLC
> mac at

	Does the packaging explicitly say "this CD will only work in Windows"
or have similar notes on it? Macs aren't supported in the anti-piracy
CDs produced by sony (and other Japanese groups) at least, so that's an
easy sign that you have a copy-protected CD.
	Also, if you can't open up the CD using Winamp version <5.0 in Windows
or copy the tracks using CD burning software like Nero or Roxio, the
CD's definitely copy-protected.
- -Garrett
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