"readcd" - Read Raw Data From CD

This section describes a tutorial on how to read raw data from a CD-ROM by sector locations.

Another tool in the "cdrtools" package is called "readcd", which allows you to read raw data from any CD-ROM by given sector locations. "readcd" takes an option called "sectors=<start>-<end+1>".

Here is what I did to read the sector on CD where the README.TXT file is located.

C:\>\local\cdrtools\isoinfo dev=0,0,0 -l | find "README.TXT"
---------- 0 0 0     1733 Dec 11 2006 [32841 00] README.TXT;1 

C:\>\local\cdrtools\readcd dev=0,0,0 sectors=32841-32842 
  -f \temp\readme.txt

Read  speed:  1764 kB/s (CD  10x, DVD  1x).
Write speed:  2823 kB/s (CD  16x, DVD  2x).
Capacity: 33034 Blocks = 66068 kBytes = 64 MBytes = 67 prMB
Sectorsize: 2048 Bytes
Copy from SCSI (0,0,0) disk to file '\temp\readme.txt'
end:     32842
addr:    32842 cnt: 1
Time total: 2.283sec
Read 2.00 kB at 0.9 kB/sec.

C:\>type \temp\readme.txt | more
Introduction

This E228WFP.INF file is a digitally signed driver that supports 
the following Dell monitor in Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP and x64 
operating systems and Windows(R) Vista operating systems:

Dell E228WFP

Installation

Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP and x64 Operating System
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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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