CD's can't open

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue Nov 7 16:47:21 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 07 November 2006 09:36, Richard wrote:
>Okay, I can play music cd's, and rip music cd's,
>but, when I open a music cd, like a folder, to display its content,
>there is nothing in the folder ??? (okay nice trick)
>is there a switch that needs to be turn on, to display the contents of a
> music cd..

No, no trick.  There is not a 'filesystem' on an audio cd, never has been.  
So to have something like grip show the disks contents, I believe it reads 
the first of the disk for the first track, obtains the tracksize and its 
hash number, then seeks ahead to the next track and repeats till no more 
tracks are found. then it takes the hash of the track, and looks them up 
on cddb to translate that to the actual name of the track.  Or something 
like that.  The only other place the track titles have ever existed is on 
the printed cd case insert.

So just use grip, kscd, whatever, which has all that built in to survey 
what you have.

>Major Thanks -

Cheers, Gene
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