Can You Rip a CD-ROM?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by VelvetElegance, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. VelvetElegance macrumors regular

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    I have a CD-ROM that is contains notes that are used to prepare for a test. I'd like to be able to rip this CD the same way I do a DVD and add it to my iPhone or iPod. Is there a way to do this?
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    Depends on how this CD-ROM is setup. I'm assuming it contains files on it? Like PDF files or something, to help you study? In that case yes, it's easy to read PDF files on your iPhone.

    But it all depends on what is on the CD-ROM and how it's setup.
     
  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Insert the CD, and it should mount as a normal volume. You should then be able to browse it and extract what you need. Just copy them to disk. If they are the wrong format for your iPod, HandBrake should be able to fix them up.
     
  4. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    In what format is the data?

    HandBrake is now able to transcode many video formats. You might try it.
     
  5. VelvetElegance thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not sure the exact format. When you load the CD, you have to enter a pswd and then the review pgrm starts. I do know it's not .pdfs or anything.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    It sounds like it has an executable on the drive. It's obviously not a normal CD. Typically these 'enhanced' CDs incorporate DRM, which is always a pain in the tushie.
     

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