Too many years ago, I started (but did not finish) a series of blog posts on the topic of Imaging Optical Media. I was writing it as I was figuring out the process to use whilst importing my own piles of home-made CD-Rs and DVD-Rs to a more suitable storage.
This inspired me (in 2018!) to change the approach for writing up what I'd been doing. Instead of a series of blog posts, I've dumped all the material I have written in one place: imaging discs. I've also reduced the scope somewhat, deciding that "Organising the extracted files" is a large enough (and orthogonal) topic to deserve its own page (if I ever write anything about it).
The "new" material is really two unfinished blog posts:and . I post them now in the hope that they are useful despite being unfinished.