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Ripping legally purchased copy controlled audio CDs
Authored by: fpp on Dec 27, '03 07:30:22AM

I think I found out some interesting things about this kind of copy protection. I just got such a CD (salut salon!, probably only available in Germany) and could not copy the last track. Skipping the frist 10 seconds of this track helped well but I was not satisfied with this. Trying to copy the track with Toast stopped at exactely 9.0 seconds. I kept this fragment and looked for the lowest possible start to copy the rest of the song (with iTunes). I could go as low as 9,52 seconds so app. half a second is missing. I merged the two fragments with QuickTime Player.

I still was not satisfied. I have an old Mac 7500 with OS 8.6 around. This Mac could not even mount the audio CD, but I have Astarte CD Copy and with this software I could copy the problematic track immediately. So this kind of copy protection seams to depend on the firmware of the drive.

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