[SATLUG] Music media - CDs

John Kirby johnrkirby at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 22:33:02 CDT 2008


---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Michael <mmorse757 at gmail.com>
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 21:24:17 -0500
> Subject: [SATLUG] Music media - CDs
> Any knowledgeable people on music CDs out there?
>
> This is the scoop: when I open up my brand new Shelby Lynne cd in Windows
> Explorer, it shows 10 files named Track01.cda through Track10.cda.
>
> Now, if I reboot to Kubuntu and open Shelby Lynne´s CD in Konqueror, it is
> totally different:
>
> CDA
> CD
> Information
> Vorbis
> Shelby Lynne - 01 - Just A Little Lovin'.wav
> Shelby Lynne - 02 - Anyone Who Had A Heart.wav
> Shelby Lynne - 03 - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me.wav
> Shelby Lynne - 04 - I Only Want To Be With You.wav
> Shelby Lynne - 05 - The Look Of Love.wav
> Shelby Lynne - 06 - Breakfast In Bed.wav
> Shelby Lynne - 07 - Willie And Laura Mae Jones.wav
> Shelby Lynne - 08 - I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore.wav
> Shelby Lynne - 09 - Pretend.wav
> Shelby Lynne - 10 - How Can I Be Sure.wav
>
> The first four files show up as directories.  As the name of the directory
> implies, in the CDA directory, the same 10 files that show up in Windows
> show up.  In the Information directory is the CDDB text file.  In the Vorbis
> directory are the 10 files in ogg format.  In the CD directory are three
> large files, all titled the same as the CD (Just a Little Lovin´), with the
> three different extensions, .cda, .wav (both 397 MB) and one with the .ogg
> extension which is only 29.8 MB.
>
> So, is it safe to assume that all these files and directories are actually
> on the CD, but only the .cda files show up in Windows?   If so, rhetorical
> question - why would it do that?  By design?  A flaw in MS XP?
>
> Michael


My first guess would be some sort of DRM.


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