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Ripping legally purchased copy controlled audio CDs
Authored by: twenex on Feb 18, '03 02:15:07PM
How odd. I put it in and ripped it in my mac (G4 with DVD player) with no problem. Today, however, I put the disk in and had the copy protection problem, removed it and put it in again and it worked fine. Whatever copy protection there is obviously doesn't work too well. Perhaps try it a few more times before giving up.
What an annoyance, though, and I certainly agree with those who are returning the disk.

Does anyone know if DVD players are less or more tolerant to this type of copy protection than other drives (CDs, CDRs, DVD-Rs, etc). Please post your config if you have a comment regarding if this works or not!

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Ripping legally purchased copy controlled audio CDs
Authored by: robarmo on Feb 18, '03 05:04:32PM

The SuperDrive Firmware update description mentions something about
also fixing problems with copy protected CDs, so maybe your onto
something about some Macs not being affected, as non-SuperDrive
systems would lack this updated software.

Also, its not just Macs that these CDs don`t work with. There have been
many reports of these discs not working with portable and in-car players.
These discs do not meet the original Audio CD specification, and
therefore shouldn`t be allowed to use the Compact Disc logo.

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Ripping legally purchased copy controlled audio CDs
Authored by: neil_edwards on Feb 19, '03 06:50:52PM

i bought this protected cd too, after itunes failed to rip it and a PC did too, i put it back in my mac, 2 session mounted, the Audio CD one had aifs on it the other the pc copy-protection software. I just copied the aifs and ripped it from them, no problems

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Ripping legally purchased copy controlled audio CDs
Authored by: salimma on Feb 19, '03 09:46:42PM

Funny. I have this made-in-California Persian CD by Omid that would play but not rip in any DVD or CD player, and on a recording drive (tried on CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW and DVD-R/CD-RW) would do the following:

- turns Windows into molasses until you have the good sense to eject
- nothing happens in Linux
- iTunes just eject the CD

Of course, returning the CD is also much harder since I imported it :(. Bummer. No, it did not have the CD logo anywhere either. Any guess how long it will be before sale of discmans pick up again? (analog line-out -> computer line-in).

Incidentally, can anyone recommend a decent free/cheap shareware recording app? I'm using Audacity but it records nothing when I connect an audio cable from my stereo to the mic input. If I set the recording device to the internal microphone Audacity goes mad and had to be killed :(

- Michel

- Michel

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