cdrtools - ISO 9660 Command Line Tools

This section provides information on installing and using 'cdrtools' - a set of command line tools to work with ISO 9660 file system.

In order understand better CD-ROM standard and ISO 9660 file system, I downloaded the "cdrtools" command line package on my Windows XP system.

1. Go to http://smithii.com/cdrtools.

2. Click the cdrtools-latest.zip link.

3. Save the downloaded file to C:\temp\cdrtools-latest.zip. The file size should be 1,645,435 bytes.

4. Unzip the file to directory C:\local\cdrtools.

5. Run the first tool, readcd, to scan the SCSI bus in a command window:

C:\> \local\cdrtools\readcd -scanbus
Cdrecord-Clone 2.01 (i686-pc-cygwin) Copyright (C) 1995-2004 
  Jorg Schilling
Using libscg version 'schily-0.8'.
scsibus0:
        0,0,0     0) 'HL-DT-ST' 'DVDRAM GSA-4083N' 'HP13' Removable 
                        CD-ROM
        0,1,0     1) *
        0,2,0     2) *
        0,3,0     3) *
        0,4,0     4) *
        0,5,0     5) *
        0,6,0     6) *
        0,7,0     7) HOST ADAPTOR
scsibus1:
        1,0,0   100) 'HTS72108' '0G9SA00         ' 'MC4O' Disk
        1,1,0   101) *
        1,2,0   102) *
        1,3,0   103) *
        1,4,0   104) *
        1,5,0   105) *
        1,6,0   106) *
        1,7,0   107) HOST ADAPTOR

Cool. It tells that I have two SCSI buses with a DVD recorder and hard disk connected to them.

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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