cdrdao

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cdrdao
Cdrdao.png
cdrdao running on Windows 10.
Developer(s) Andreas Mueller
Manuel Clos
Denis Leroy
Release information
Initial release {{{released}}}
Stable release 1.2.4 (May 16, 2018)
Preview release
Compatibility
Operating system Linux
Windows
Additional information
Use Digital Audio extraction
License GPL
Website

cdrdao is a command-line tool used for reading and writing CD data.

cdrdao records audio or data CD-Rs in disc-at-once mode based on a textual description of the CD contents known as a TOC file. cdrdao runs from command line and has no graphical user interface, except for third-party ones such as K3b (Linux), Gcdmaster (Linux) or XDuplicator (Windows).

cdrdao 1.1.9 is included with some releases of Exact Audio Copy 1.3, however versions 1.2.0 and earlier have issues reading certain CD-Text values, so may not always work.

Command line usage[edit]

Usage: cdrdao <command> [options] [toc-file]
command:
  show-toc   - prints out toc and exits
  toc-info   - prints out short toc-file summary
  toc-size   - prints total number of blocks for toc
  read-toc   - create toc file from audio CD
  read-cd    - create toc and rip audio data from CD
  read-cddb  - contact CDDB server and add data as CD-TEXT to toc-file
  show-data  - prints out audio data and exits
  read-test  - reads all audio files and exits
  disk-info  - shows information about inserted medium
  discid     - prints out CDDB information
  msinfo     - shows multi session info, output is suited for scripts
  drive-info - shows drive information
  unlock     - unlock drive after failed writing
  blank      - blank a CD-RW
  scanbus    - scan for devices
  simulate   - shortcut for 'write --simulate'
  write      - writes CD
  copy       - copies CD

 Try 'cdrdao <command> -h' to get a list of available options

TOC file[edit]

Rather than a cue sheet, cdrdao saves disc information as a .toc file, which uses a different layout from a cue sheet:

CD_DA

CD_TEXT {
  LANGUAGE_MAP {
    0: 9
  }
  LANGUAGE 0 {
    TITLE "Love This Giant"
    PERFORMER "David Byrne & St.Vincent"
    DISC_ID "CAD3231CD"
    RESERVED4 "Mastered using SADiE v5.6.2"
    SIZE_INFO { 0,  1, 12,  0, 19, 27,  0,  0,  0,  0,  1,  0,
                0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  4,  0,  3, 53,  0,  0,  0,
                0,  0,  0,  0,  9,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0}
  }
}

// Track 1
TRACK AUDIO
NO COPY
NO PRE_EMPHASIS
TWO_CHANNEL_AUDIO
ISRC "USQJT1200001"
CD_TEXT {
  LANGUAGE 0 {
    TITLE "Who"
    PERFORMER "St. Vincent/David Byrne"
    DISC_ID ""
    RESERVED4 ""
  }
}
FILE "data.wav" 0 03:49:72


// Track 2
TRACK AUDIO
NO COPY
NO PRE_EMPHASIS
TWO_CHANNEL_AUDIO
ISRC "USQJT1200002"
CD_TEXT {
  LANGUAGE 0 {
    TITLE "Weekend In The Dust"
    PERFORMER "St. Vincent/David Byrne"
    DISC_ID ""
    RESERVED4 ""
  }
}
FILE "data.wav" 03:49:72 03:07:07

cdrdao can, however, utilize cue sheets when burning discs, should a TOC file not be available, although cue2toc can convert cue sheets into the TOC format. Additionally, TOC files can be converted to cue sheets using toc2cue.

External links[edit]