cdspeed

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cdspeed is an application that can decrease the speed of you cdrom.

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cdspeed is an application that can decrease the speed of you cdrom. Modern cdrom drives are too fast. It can take several seconds on a 60x speed cdrom drive to spin it up and read data from the drive. The result is that these drives are just a lot slower than a 8x or 24x drive. This is especially true if you are only occasionally (e.g every 5 seconds) reading a small file. This utility limits the speed, makes the drive less noisy and the access time faster. cdspeed is also very good if you prefer to listen to the musik on your mp3 CDs rather then the noise of your CD drive.

Note: recent versions of the eject command include the functionallity of cdspeed (via the -x option).

Installation instructions:

to compile type:
make
to install cdspeed to /usr/bin type:
make install

You can copy the script cdmount to /usr/bin,it will first reduce the speed and then mount the cd. See the explanations inside the cdmount script for further details.

What's New in This Release:

2004-03-31 Roberto Foglietta added the init script for Mandrake distributions
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Last updated on July 20th, 2006

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