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Re: [Libcdio-devel] CD-Text patches

From: Rocky Bernstein
Subject: Re: [Libcdio-devel] CD-Text patches
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:52:00 -0500

On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 7:42 AM, Thomas Schmitt <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi,
> Robert William Fuller wrote:
> >
> > The good news is that if you paste that URL into the Internet Archive
> > Wayback Machine, you can still download it.
> I googled "Wayback Machine" but first failed the intelligence test
> to get the ZIP from by pasting
> the URL either to "Search:" or "Take Me Back".

Weird because I just put in that url (when got me to*/ )

and it found something. And I don't believe I have any greater intelligence
than you.

> The trick was to click at the link "December 30, 2005" at the start
> of the "Search:" result page.
> Now i have 3766603 bytes of ZIP.
>    testing: CDTEXT/Manuals/DOC07.DOC   OK
>    ...
>    testing: CDTEXT/Manuals/DOC10.DOC   OK
> Ouch. Does that mean OpenOffice ? My workstation's X server hates it.
> Anybody know a more lightweight .DOC reader that runs on Debian 6.0.2
> amd64 ?
> (That's my headless test machine, where i can install stuff found in the
>  internet.)

One of my Ubuntu boxes didn't have much trouble using Libre; the part that
you are probably most interested in is pretty much straight text. A lot of
the document is concerned with how Sony expects folks to enter, check and
create CD's with CD Text. I think the value is more for historical
curiosity than it is for how to write programs to read CD Text.

Since you are a nice guy, if you want I'll convert these to text and send
it to you privately.

BUT...  and this I think is important...

Folks all this back and forth and digging around and realizing this isn't
exactly in the right kind information or document format is why someone
should write better documents for CD Text. And if not us (where this issue
has been coming up), then by whom?

Particularly need is something describing what CD Text expects and now that
-- thanks to Leon -- libcdio can read these more properly, how programs can
get access to reading CD Text.

> Well, somehow i will be able to read them. Thanks a lot, Rob.

Yes, thanks Rob!

I know this isn't a new or particularly novel observation, but I am always
amazed that someone can post a query about something and someone else will
know the answer and respond.

> Have a nice day :)
> Thomas

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