I have an ISO file that was created out of an audio CD. I received this ISO from another computer and I don't have a CD burner.

I'd like to split the audio tracks in the ISO with a program such as abcde or using a more low level program such as cdparanoia. I've tried to mount the ISO but I saw this directory layout:

├── 2C_AUDIO
│   ├── 2C_AREA1.TOC
│   ├── 2C_AREA2.TOC
│   ├── 2C_TAREA.2CH
│   ├── TRACK001.2CH
│   ├── TRACK002.2CH
│   ├── TRACK003.2CH
│   ├── TRACK004.2CH
│   ├── TRACK005.2CH
│   ├── TRACK006.2CH
│   ├── TRACK007.2CH
│   ├── TRACK008.2CH
│   ├── TRACK009.2CH
│   ├── TRACK010.2CH
│   ├── TRACK011.2CH
│   ├── TRACK012.2CH
│   ├── TRACK013.2CH
│   └── TRACK014.2CH
└── SRM0.LST

1 directory, 21 files

All search results I've hit with the internet gave solutions for the reverse operation.

I know I can burn the ISO to a real CD and then read it with abcde but I don't have access to a CD burner/reader.

  • Can you try mounting the ISO as a loopback device? askubuntu.com/a/193632/612676 – Haxiel Jan 15 '19 at 11:47
  • Try converting those *.2ch files with ffmpeg -i /path/to/trackN.2ch trackN.flac; if that works, then you could also split them with the -ss and -t options of ffmpeg. If it doesn't, then please post some details about their format eg. hd -n32 trackN.2ch (are they DSD?) – pizdelect Jan 15 '19 at 12:47
  • I get Invalid data found when processing input when running the ffmpeg command. I don't have a hd command available, I use Arch Linux and I couldn't find such a command in the official repositories. When running file TRACK001.2CH I get only data. – Doron Behar Jan 15 '19 at 15:25
  • From memory, you can't create an iso file containing multiple tracks. A single iso represents a single track. A link here seems to confirm that: club.myce.com/t/… – Philip Couling Jan 15 '19 at 15:32
  • @DoronBehar hd is the same as hexdump -C – pizdelect Jan 15 '19 at 23:25

Mount the iso as loop, for that first of all enable the loop module in you system with:

modprobe loop

After that you would have to mount your iso as loop, using this sintax:

mount -o loop isoname.iso mountpoint


mount -o loop isoname.iso /mnt

You will notify that the iso content is read-only, so in case of wanting to have full access to the content, the best would be to copy it outside from the mountpoint with rsync.


rsync -a -H --exclude=TRANS.TBL /mnt /new_mount_point
  • The OP has already successfully mounted the ISO. This will necessarily have been done by using a loop-back. – Philip Couling Jan 15 '19 at 12:03

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