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Uh... so what's going on there? Something that breaks the error correction algorithm, or what?

It is likely "weak sectors", the bane of copy protection decades ago and of which plenty of detailed articles used to exist on the 'net, but now I can find only a few:

http://ixbtlabs.com/articles2/magia-chisel/index.html

https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php/topic,50365.0.html

http://archive.li/rLugY




The first article is from 2003 and originally was in Russian: https://www.ixbt.com/optical/magia-chisel.shtml


OK, wow! So basically CDs are not capable of recording arbitrary data, or at least most burners will fail on certain inputs, and the song in question causes trouble. Fascinating!




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