I'm interested in dumping some IBM PC compatible CDs and DVDs that are not yet included in The Database. Most of the CDs are either protected with SafeDisc or have either illegal TOCs (oversized dummy files) or intentional C2 errors (one disk has 15000 of them).
Unfortunately, the Plextor drive I ordered was DOA and I don't know when I'll get a second one. All my other drives are incompatible with DIC.
Is dumping with the CloneCD Redump profile and CD Manipulator still considered "good" or is using DIC mandatory these days? For verification, I would dump a disc twice with different drives and different tools and only submit if the checksums match of course. The vast majority of the CDs have only a single data track. For Multi-Track/Mixed Mode CDs I'd like to use PerfectRip or EAC.
If CCD and CDM are still allowed - is it possible to detect all pregaps and the write offset with drives that neither support scrambled reading nor the D8 command?
ungodly.dumper (who already regrets using this username and might contact an admin about a change soon...)