ecm - prepares CD image files so they compress better

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name ecm
Package version 1.03
Package release 1build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 39 B
Download size 13.39 KB
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The ECM format allows you to reduce the size of a typical CD image file
(BIN, CDI, NRG, CCD, or any other format that uses raw sectors).
It works by eliminating the Error Correction/Detection Codes (ECC/EDC) from
each sector whenever possible. The encoder automatically adjusts to
different sector types and automatically skips any headers it encounters.
Since the data skipped is nearly impossible to compress with traditional
tools, the resulting ECM file will compress far better than the raw CD image.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ecm_1.03-1build1_i386.deb 1.03 i386 Ubuntu Universe
ecm - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14


Type URL
Binary Package ecm_1.03-1build1_amd64.deb
Source Package cmdpack

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ecm deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ecm




2018-04-03 - Balint Reczey <>
cmdpack (1.03-1build1) bionic; urgency=high
* No change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default
2012-05-26 - Bart Martens <>
cmdpack (1.03-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Renaming source package name from ecm to cmdpack.
* New upstream release.
* debian/README.source: Removed.
* debian/control, debian/compat: debhelper 9.
* debian/watch, debian/copyright: New upstream homepage.
* debian/control: Source and binary packages now have different homepages.
* debian/copyright: Updated upstream license to GPL-3+.
* debian/patches/Makefile: Replaced by debian/patches/makefile.diff.
* debian/patches/rename.diff: Added, see #580548.
* debian/ecm.links: ecm-uncompress is now a symlink to ecm-compress.
2011-09-27 - Bart Martens <>
ecm (1.00-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer.
* Renamed ecm to ecm-compress and unecm to ecm-uncompress.  Closes: #580548.
* Fixed typos.  Closes: #583952.
2009-06-02 - Loïc Martin <>
ecm (1.00-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: bug#531079).
* Repacked .zip to .tar.gz tarball, removed Windows binaries from archive
(ecm.exe, unecm.exe)

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