> On Sat, Feb 10 2001, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > > ioctl(cd_fd, CDROM_SELECT_SPEED, speed);
> > Does this actually work? I helped my friend with partly broken cdrom
> > (worked only at low speeds) and it did not have much effect. It did
> > not make my cdrom quiet, either, AFAI can remember.
> It's no news that vendors only implement what they want to. New
> cd-r/w and dvd drives are not required to implement this command,
> so it may not work there either.
Take a look at the code for cdparanoia or one of the other MP3 ripping
programms. Slowing down the drive is a standard feature for that type of
program. (Reduces errors when pulling audio tracks off the disc.)
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