Service for converting CD-ROMs into ISO files?

J. Peterson pdp11 at
Sat May 4 10:04:41 CDT 2019

Hi Paul,

 > 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 computer to read all the bits, eject the CD, rename the file, 
load the next CD, etc.

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 all the ISO files.


> > On May 4, 2019, at 12:54 AM, J. Peterson via cctalk 
> <cctalk at> 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 myfile.iso.
>         paul

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