Application to show media type in CD/DVD drive

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Fri Dec 23 22:40:13 UTC 2011


On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 09:17:57PM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 10:16:01AM -0800, NoOp wrote:
> > On 12/23/2011 06:23 AM, Chris Green wrote:
> > > On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 10:58:00AM -0800, NoOp wrote:
> > ...
> > >> Tracks
> > >> Type	Attributes	First-Last Sector	Length
> > >> 1	(Data/Mode1)	no copy/uninterrupted	0 - 355991	355992 (79:06:42)
> > >> 
> > >> 
> > > Exactly!  I had k3b installed once upon a time.  The trouble is that it
> > > pulls in a whole pile of KDE libraries that I don't otherwise need.  Is
> > > there no Gnome equivalent?
> > > 
> > 
> > Not as detailed as k3b, but maybe enough information for you:
> > 
> > $ cdck
> > Track list (1-1):
> >   1: 00:02:00 (sec: 000000) data
> > 170: 79:08:42 (sec: 355992) data (leadout)
> > 
> > Disc status: data mode 1
> > Multisession: 0
> > Audio status: no status
> > 
> > Try to find out what sort of CD this is...
> > CD-ROM with iso9660 fs
> > iso9660: 695 MB size, label 'Ubuntu 11.10 i386               '
> > Preparer: 'XORRISO-1.0.8 2011.04.14.073001, LIBISOBURN-1.0.8,
> > LIBISOFS-1.0.8, LIBBURN-1.0.6'
> > bootable CD
> > 
> That looks pretty well good enough, thank you!

Speaking of command-line tools, try

  cdrecord -toc

and, for blanks,

  cdrecord -atip

Marius Gedminas
-- 
"...the only place for 63,000 bugs is a rain forest"
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