CD Track Types - CD-ROM Modes

This section provides information on the Yellow Book - CD-ROM specification.

Following the publication of the Red Book (Compact Disc Digital Audio (CD-DA) specification), the Yellow Book was introduced by Philips and Sony in 1984 as the Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) specification.

The main characteristics of CD-ROM specification are:

1. CD Data Structure: Data on CD is stored in units of sectors. Each sector holds 2352 bytes of data, and is divided into 98 frames with 24 bytes per frame. This data structure is shared by both audio CD and data CD.

2. Data Track: Data (audio and data) is recorded on CD as tracks.

3. Track Type: There are three track types:

4. CD-ROM Mode 1 Sector Layout: 2352 bytes is divided to:

5. CD-ROM Mode 2 Sector Layout: 2352 bytes is divided to:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

CD Track Types - CD-ROM Modes

 ISO 9660 Standard - File System for CD-ROM

 cdrtools - ISO 9660 Command Line Tools

 isoinfo - ISO 9660 Command Line Tools

 "isoinfo -l" - List of Files and Their Locations

 "readcd" - Read Raw Data From CD

 "devdump" - Browsing Raw Data from CD

 Recording Data on CD

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

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