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Rip enhanced CDs with help from Disk Utility Apps
I recently tried to rip an "enhanced" CD (Andrea Bocelli - Sentimento) in iTunes, but it didn't see the CD since it mounted as a data CD and wanted to show me the content through a controlled player. However, I discovered that I could go into Disk Utility and mount just the Audio CD part of the CD, and iTunes saw it instantly and could rip it ...
  1. Insert CD
  2. Open Disk Utility
  3. Select the greyed-out "Audio CD" line item within your CD drive
  4. Click Mount in the Disk Utility toolbar
  5. That's it; now you can burn away.
  6. Select your CD drive and click Eject to finish.
If you're doing multiple disks, you probably need to quit Disk Utility each time.
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Rip enhanced CDs with help from Disk Utility
Authored by: fracai on Jan 02, '08 08:00:26AM

Why would you need to quit Disk Utility each time for multiple disks? Doesn't the display update as you eject and insert disks?

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Rip enhanced CDs with help from Disk Utility
Authored by: peragrin on Jan 02, '08 09:21:09AM

You probably don't need to quit disk utility in between sessions, though you will have to select the disk and click unmount and then eject.

This is good to know as I have actually ordered some cd's to fill out an amazon.com gift card. It was something that had concerned me.



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Rip enhanced CDs with help from Disk Utility
Authored by: stellertony on Jan 02, '08 10:26:29AM
This hint looks like it is just a symptom of this bug: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1274987. (also appears several other places; no useful feedback from Apple yet.)

On Tiger, I never had any problems with importing enhanced CDs. This Leopard bug dismounts the audio partition - but not the data one, which is why it appears to be an issue with enhanced CDs. I suspect that anyone experiencing this problem is also experiencing issues with regular CDs.

Granted, the only confirmed fix for the problem right now is manually remounting the CD - either with Disk Utility or the eject key.

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Rip enhanced CDs with help from Disk Utility
Authored by: jlaudon on May 20, '08 06:22:03PM

I am releasing my own CD, and it is also enhanced, but when I insert it into my Mac, it doesn't 'autorun' - the CD authoring guy said Apple removed this function from OS X about a year ago. Anyone else experience this? Apparently in PCs, it autoruns (a html graphic comes up automatically - no need to browse folders).



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