DVD Superdrive won't "see" aiff files on storebought CD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lumine01, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. lumine01 macrumors newbie


    Feb 23, 2008
    I purchased a music CD through Amazon, which also includes a bonus video track as well.

    When I insert the CD, the computer doesn't recognize any of the audio (aiff) files on the CD. When opening the CD image, the only thing displayed is the bonus video track in its mpg format. The video is 23.2MB in size, and if I click on "get info" for the CD image, it just tells me that its capacity is 669.7MB, with 669.7MB used, and 0KB available.

    The disc is a storebought (non-CD +/- R/RW/etc) CD which plays fine in other standalone CD and DVD players, so I know the aiff files *are* on there.

    I was hoping to maybe use Disk Utility to rip an exact copy onto my hard drive, but when I try to create a "new image" from the Disk Utility program, it asks me to select a location to put it, and once I try to start it, it immediately gives an error, "Unable to create 'disk2s0.dmg'-Input/output error."

    I know the files are on the disc, so how can I get them from the disc to the computer, in such a way that the computer can see them?

    I'm using:
    Powermac G4 (MDD), dual 1GHz
    Edit: OSX 10.4.11

    The DVD superdrive specs:
    Firmware Revision: A227
    Interconnect: ATAPI
    Burn Support: Yes (Apple Shipped/Supported)
    Cache: 2000 KB
    Reads DVD: Yes
    CD-Write: -R, -RW
    DVD-Write: -R, -RW
    Burn Underrun Protection CD: Yes
    Burn Underrun Protection DVD: Yes
    Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, DVD-DAO
    Media Type: CD-ROM
    Blank: No
    Erasable: No
    Overwritable: No
    Appendable: No

    Thanks in advance for any ideas!!!
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
  3. lumine01 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 23, 2008
    iTunes doesn't even recognize that there's a CD in the drive. :(
  4. RealaT macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2008
    it's probably because the aiff files aren't exactly on the disc, it's a trick done by OSX and the finder to make it easier to rip the music track.

    because your cd has a genuine data session on there, that is what gets displayed instead of the 'virtual' aiff files, i used to have a plug-in for windows which did the exact same thing only using .wav files
  5. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    Try opening disk utility and see if there are any other volumes on the CD that it'll let you mount. If there are none there, try unmounting the CD volume through disk utility and see if any other volume shows up.
  6. lumine01 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 23, 2008
    There're no other volumes to mount, and when I unmount the CD, it disappears, nothing else shows up.

    For more information, the CD in disk utility displays like this:


    When I clink "info" with the "669.7 MB Untitled 0" disc icon highlighted, it says:
    Name : Untitled 0
    Type : Disk

    Disk Identifier : disk2s0
    Media Name : Untitled 0
    Media Type : Generic
    Connection Bus : ATA
    Connection Type : External
    Partition Type : CD_ROM_Mode_1
    Device Tree : IODeviceTree:mac-io/ata-3@20000
    Locked : Yes
    Writable : No
    Ejectable : Yes
    Mac OS 9 Drivers Installed : No
    CDROM : Yes
    Optical Media Type : CD-ROM
    Device Type : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW
    Location : External
    Total Capacity : 669.7 MB (702,214,144 Bytes)
    Disk Number : 2
    Partition Number : 0

    When I click "info" with the "Disk" icon highlighted, it says:
    Name : Disk
    Type : Volume

    Disk Identifier : disk2s0
    Mount Point : /Volumes/Disk
    File System : ISO 9660 File System
    Connection Bus : ATA
    Partition Type : CD_ROM_Mode_1
    Device Tree : IODeviceTree:mac-io/ata-3@20000
    Writable : No
    Capacity : 669.7 MB (702,214,144 Bytes)
    Used : 669.7 MB (702,214,144 Bytes)
    Number of Files : 0
    Number of Folders : 0
    Owners Enabled : Yes
    Can Turn Owners Off : No
    Can Repair Permissions : No
    Can Be Verified : No
    Can Be Repaired : No
    Can Be Formatted : No
    Bootable : No
    Supports Journaling : No
    Journaled : No
    S.M.A.R.T. Status : Not Supported
    Disk Number : 2
    Partition Number : 1

    Thanks for the replies so far!

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