CD Image File Formats - Which Can Be Trusted?

Dell / VOSTRO 200
October 6, 2010 at 19:08:13
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.997 GHz / 4094 MB
Hey all,

I am backing up some games to my hard drive that are currently on CD or DVD. I am using Alcohol's suite to do this. I have ripped all discs to ISO that will allow it, as ISO is a universally open image format that I can count on to be supported forever. HOWEVER, some discs contain multiple tracks, and discs that contain multiple tracks cannot be converted to ISO images (I don't know why this is, but, that's the way it is).

My question: What is the most trusted alternative to ISO that I can use for these special cases? I would like to use MDS, but that seems to be specific to Alcohol and I am hoping to avoid proprietary formats. I read that UDF is another open standard - can that handle multiple tracks? And if so, what is the best suite to use to convert these discs to images?

Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Chebwa


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#1
October 6, 2010 at 19:21:41
Try different software: http://www.filehippo.com/download_i...

BTW, here's a important note about Alcohol 120%:

"*Due to the present legal restrictions DVD titles protected with CSS protection can not be backed up."


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#2
October 6, 2010 at 19:40:17
Thanks for the suggestion, but my question was primarily regarding file formats. If it could be turned into an ISO, Alcohol could do it (these are CDs I am experiencing most of my problems with). I am looking for a file format that is open, supported, and can handle multi-track CD images.

Chebwa


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#3
October 7, 2010 at 05:20:07
And I'm saying that it's possible Alcohol 120% simply has a problem with the discs you're attempting to create ISO's out of. I don't think the file format is the issue...I think it's the software you're using. Try ImgBurn & see if the same thing happens, if it does, then considering a different backup format.

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#4
October 7, 2010 at 12:36:51
Ah, okay. I gave it a shot and received the following message:

http://i53.tinypic.com/xf48es.gif

Chebwa


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