ripping "enhanced" audio CDs

Dave dmehler26 at
Sat Jun 17 00:02:14 UTC 2006

    I don't know if this is related to the topic under discussion, but i'm 
trying to rip a new CD it contains both video and audio and i'm stuck on 
track 13. In my /var/log/messages i'm seeing this, and then the msg "Last 
message repeated 300 times" and as the system tries to read and writes out 
the message to syslog the machine gets slower and slower. This is on a 6.1 
box, and i never let it go long enough for a crash.

Jun 16 19:55:25 zeus kernel: acd0: FAILURE - READ_CD ILLEGAL REQUEST 
asc=0x64 ascq=0x00 error=4<ABORTED>
Jun 16 19:55:57 zeus last message repeated 338 times

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "martinko" <martinkov at>
To: <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 6:21 PM
Subject: Re: ripping "enhanced" audio CDs

> Mac Newbold wrote:
>> This has finally caused me enough grief that I'm going to ask about it
>> and see if there's something I'm doing wrong or some nice solution to
>> this really annyoing problem.
>> 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.)
>> Does anyone know what causes this or what the fix is? Has anyone else
>> had this problem and found a suitable workaround?
>> Right now the only workaround I've found is to start ripping the track,
>> and let it crash the computer, then encode the track when it boots back
>> up. Not a very happy workaround, as I have to fsck every time. :(
>> Any help or suggestions you can offer are greatly appreciated!
>> Thanks,
>> Mac
>> -- 
>> Mac Newbold        MNE - Mac Newbold Enterprises, LLC
>> mac at
>> _______________________________________________
> well, it has happened to me last week. but until now i've been under
> impression it was because of copy-protection. but hey, it happened right
> there before the end of the last track which was followed by data track.
> the cd was depeche mode playing the angel from 2005. the cover says it's
> copy protected. still i haven't had any issue grabbing the whole disc
> but the last track. crashing my system is very bad indeed. shouldn't
> happen, never. the sw used was abcde with cdparanoia.
> regards.
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