Reading raw data from disc
grante at visi.com
Mon Dec 13 23:28:08 CET 2004
On 2004-12-13, Ivo Woltring <TheDolphin at ivonet.nl> wrote:
> Is it possible to read e.g. the first 3 sectors of a disc
> without opening a file or somesuch?
Under Linux, no.
You have to open the device.
> I want to bitwise read a cd-rom or other media without
> consulting a table of contents. Just start at track 0 and go
> on for x bytes. Is it possible with python and if so, please
> help me in the right direction
sectorsize = 2048 # hard drives are usually 512, CDs 2K or 4K
bytes = file('/dev/cdrom','rb').read(3*sectorsize)
I've no idea what to do under Windows...
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