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Ripping legally purchased copy controlled audio CDs
Authored by: austxjohn on Feb 19, '03 03:18:55AM

Has anyone run into copy protection that causes the mp3 files to "skip" or give other errors? I've got a couple new CD's that sound ok in a CD player but will not rip without flaws. One of these CD's is Diana Krall's "Live in Paris" on Verve Records a Universal Music Company. I'd love to find a way around this since I load all my music on my iPod and the CD's pretty much collect dust on my shelf now.



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Ripping legally purchased copy controlled audio CDs
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Apr 20, '05 08:04:50AM

this (i think) is caused by the kind of copy protection mentioned above by Ezekiel.

most people on this hint are talking about copy protection that stops a computer from loading a CD ("mounting" it).

a different copy protection system is where the record company purposefully put errors on the CD (this is the "reduced quality" that Ezekiel referred to). These errors are small, and a CD player in a HIFI system will just ignore them and fill in the blanks.

the CD drive in a computer (because its main job is working with Data files, which cannot afford to have errors in) is tripped up by these errors as it tries to 'fix' them.

I think this might be what is causing the mistakes in your mp3's - the CD drive is reading the 'CD' so fast that it cant fix the errors and they result in errors in the mp3.

Im no expert - and could be wildly wrong on this, but this is the rumour I have heard. I have also heard of the way around this kind of protection (i think it was on the last Micheal Jackson album). Put the CD into a HIFI cd player which has a digital output and press play. Connect the digital output (or even analogue if you are happy to lose a bit of quality) to a CD-recorder (hifi) or to a computer with a digital input. Hey-presto! Your hifi CD player fixes the errors, and provides your recorder with perfect digital sound....



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