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Compact Disk Production Software Package

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118145D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vanderkooi, PA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a cost-effective method for producing small numbers of Compact Disk Read-Only Memory (CD-ROM) disks, in-house, for AS/400* and/or Personal Computer (PC) data. AS/400 data is read onto a PC via a standard 1/4" tape drive. The user's data on the PC is then assembled into a contiguous image the way it should appear on the CD-ROM, including the file structure (hereafter referred to as premastering). This image is then recorded onto a Compact Disk Recordable (CD-R) disk. Data integrity is ensured through the use of a very reliable error detection and error correction method.

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Compact Disk Production Software Package

      Disclosed is a cost-effective method for producing small
numbers of Compact Disk Read-Only Memory (CD-ROM) disks, in-house,
for AS/400* and/or Personal Computer (PC) data.  AS/400 data is read
onto a PC via a standard 1/4" tape drive.  The user's data on the PC
is then assembled into a contiguous image the way it should appear on
the CD-ROM, including the file structure (hereafter referred to as
premastering).  This image is then recorded onto a Compact Disk
Recordable (CD-R) disk.  Data integrity is ensured through the use of
a very reliable error detection and error correction method.

      This disclosure provides a method for creating CD-Rs from
AS/400 data, as well as PC data.  There are three main functional
areas that are used in order to produce the resultant CD-R.  The
three areas are AS/400 tape input, CD-R premastering, and the actual
recording of the CD-R.

      In order to input AS/400 data onto the PC, a standard 1/4" tape
must be used.  The software reads the data off of the tape and
converts it into PC directory/filename format.  For other non-AS/400
data, the user simply needs to put the data on to the PC or another
system which  is connected to the PC via a network.

      Once the data is available to the PC, the data is premastered
into a raw (CD-ROM) image which can be recorded onto a CD-R,
transmitted, or stored for later use.  During this process, special
data organization  is...