Beta Ecm - Error Code Modeller Port


streak

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Hiya
Here's a quick port/recompilation of famous ECM - Error Code Modeller for Pandora in executable format [No PND, sorry]

What is ECM, and why should I use it?

ECM (Error Code Modeler) lets you prepare CD image files (such as BIN, CDI, NRG, CCD, or similar) so that they'll compress far better in programs such as WinRAR. Here's how to use it:

Run the CD image file (i.e. filename.bin) through ECM to create an ECM file (i.e. filename.bin.ecm).
Compress the ECM file (i.e. filename.bin.ecm) using your favorite compression program.
Back up, transmit via Internet, or whatever you normally do with CD images!
When you want to burn the CD again, extract the original CD image from the ECM file.

Why Pandora user would use this tool?

In internet [mainly on snesorama :D ] sometimes You can find a PSX ISO Image compressed in ECM format, that are not compatible with PCSX Rearmed. ECM for Pandora is a quick solution to decompress ECM image to normal ISO/BIN format acceptable for PCSX Rearmed.

Download: http://ompldr.org/vOWluMA/ecm.pandora

Author Homepage: http://www.neillcorlett.com/ecm/
How ECM Works: http://www.neillcorlett.com/ecm/how.html
StreaK Homepage: http://www.pnd.to/4floor

cheers
StreaK
 

Blue Protoman

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Ah nuts, beat me to it. Maybe I'll have a go at PNDing this later. Did you compile both tools?
 

streak

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Blue Protoman said:
Ah nuts, beat me to it. Maybe I'll have a go at PNDing this later. Did you compile both tools?

ECM is suitable for both -> encode to .ecm and decode to .bin/.iso.

And here is a linux [debian/ubuntu/linux mint] binairy:

download: http://ompldr.org/vOWl0dA/ecm

btw. this app works as console/terminal application [pandora/linux]
 
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