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Re: "Burn" CD audio to a file

On Mon, 25 Nov 2002 09:45:57 -0800
Vineet Kumar wrote:

> * Bill Moseley (moseley@hank.org) [021125 06:51]:
> > 
> > Is there any way to emulate a cdrom device?  Granted CDRs are
> > inexpensive, but I was wondering if there was a way to "burn"
> > a cd to a file for testing and they play it like an audio CD.
> You won't be able to play it like an audio CD.  When your
> CD-ROM drive does this, it does it at a much lower level; the
> OS just gives it cd-player-style commands like "play" "stop"
> "skip", etc, rather than reading the bits of music and feeding
> them to the soundcard.  The CD-ROM is connected directly to the
> soundcard and just spews the music over there without
> processing it at all.  So until you put the music under the
> laser, you won't be able to test it "like and audio CD."

I have a simpler solution: a CD/RW.

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