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Re: good tool to recover scratched CD's/DVD's?

On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 11:49:15AM -0700, Tyler MacDonald wrote:
> I'm currently using dd_rescue to attempt to recover as much as I can from
> some scratched DVD's. Thankfully, everything is burned with SHA1 sums, so
> i'll know exactly what i managed to recover and what is definately lost.
> dd_rescue works okay, but is there something that tries "harder" to recover
> a dvd/cd?
>   - seeks back to failed blocks and retries them later?
>   - tries reading random ranges of a cd/dvd instead of reading the whole
>     thing in sequence?
>   - ejects and re-loads a cd/dvd if it seems "stuck" reading back blocks?
>   - etc...
> Is there a tool available that does stuff like that?

The only thing I see in the repository is dvdisaster that you use
_before_ the cd/dvd gets damaged that can recreate it later.


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