May 26, 2018

CD/DVD error recovery tool

The dvdisaster project dvdisaster provides a margin of safety against data loss on CD and DVD media caused by aging or scratches.

* dvdisaster creates error correction data to compensate read errors which
  are not correctable in the CD/DVD drive.

* dvdisaster tries to read as much data as possible from defective media.
  Afterwards unreadable sectors are recovered using the previously created
  error correction data. The maximum error correction capacity is

* dvdisaster operates at the image level and does not depend on the file

If you create the error correction data in time and keep it at a safe place, you have a good chance of recovering the medium contents from typical read errors and to transfer your complete data onto a new medium.

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