ripping "enhanced" audio CDs

Dag Rune Sneeggen dud at
Thu Jun 15 23:57:44 UTC 2006

Garrett Cooper wrote:
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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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The excellent Grip cd-ripper for Linux/BSD ( has 
never failed me yet, despite all sorts of awful DRM software the CD might 
be packed with.
It's a brilliant piece of software, I rank it as the best out there without 
question! :)


Dag Rune Sneeggen
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7029 Trondheim
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