I assumed you wanted some one else to do the work!
I suspect that if these are commercial CDs you will run into issues with
Commercial services that do Photos to CD etc. will generally want to be
assured that you own the copyright of the material they are copying.
If you turn up with a pile of commercial CDs that say "COPYRIGHT xyz
corperation" or are even commercial CDs they may not be happy.
I did find one company in the UK who offer this service:-
who seem to have the ability to do this in bulk with automated machinery...
From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> On Behalf Of J. Peterson via
Sent: 04 May 2019 16:05
To: Paul Koning <paulkoning at comcast.net>; General Discussion: On-Topic
and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>; General Discussion: On-Topic
and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Subject: Re: Service for converting CD-ROMs into ISO files?
So I would expect all you need to do is make an
image copy of the disk.
I'm trying to avoid the actual task of loading the CD, waiting for the
to read all the bits, eject the CD, rename the file,
load the next CD,
I want to send a stack of disks someplace, have somebody else do that
3-4 dozen times, and send the disks backs with a thumb drive containing
the ISO files.
> > On May 4, 2019, at 12:54 AM, J. Peterson via cctalk
> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a stack of a few dozen CD-ROM disks with various files
> (old software, backup files, photos). I'm willing to pay a reasonable
> rate to have somebody read each of these in, convert them to .ISO
> files or some other reasonable format, and either make them
> downloadable or put them on a thumb drive.
> > Does anybody know of such a service? I can find lots of services
> for converting audio CD's into MP3 files, but nothing that
> specifically handles data CD-ROMs.
> > Any leads most appreciated. Please reply directly, as I don't
> often check this list.
> > Thanks,
> > jp
>I thought a CD-ROM (data CD) *is* an ISO image. So I would expect all
>you need to do is make an image copy of the disk. On Unix systems
>that's trivial, just use the "dd" command to copy /dev/whatever to