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From: ipar...@iris.bt.co.uk (Ian Parkin)
Subject: [Q] PhotoCD Access ?
Message-ID: <1993Sep9.090611.15676@lssec.bt.co.uk>
Keywords: Photo, CD, drivers
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Date: 09 Sep 93 10:06:13 GMT
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Is anyone accessing Kodak PhotCD's from linux ? 

Any alpha/beta drivers available ?

IAP

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From: iii...@swan.pyr (Alan Cox)
Subject: Re: [Q] PhotoCD Access ?
Message-ID: <1993Sep9.123828.18922@swan.pyr>
Keywords: Photo, CD, drivers
Organization: Swansea University College
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Date: Thu, 9 Sep 1993 12:38:28 GMT
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Its probably worth answering this as an article rather than by mail

PhotoCD is an unpublished secret format protected in the US by countless
software patents and squads of lawyers. There is nothing actually special
about reading photo-cd disks so long as you have a multi-session cd-rom.
Unfortunately to produce photo-cd software you have to license it all and
sign an NDA.

Now as it happens if you look on alt.sources archives you'll find a 
preproduction photo-cd reader for various systems, which should port
to Linux.

Alan
iii...@pyr.swan.ac.uk