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Ripping legally purchased copy controlled audio CDs
Authored by: walterchillum on Apr 19, '05 11:27:26AM

There's a couple of ways of overcoming this copy controlled rubbish. First I'm from A'stralia and there are different types of copy control. In the U.S. copy control is relatively new…not so in this country. Grrr!!!

As stated Audio Hijack is a s'ware alternative and I've had sound engineers recommend it.

Also there is the hardware option. Both my wife and myself are ex music industry so we've got a large vinyl collection that needs to be digitised.

If you're going down this path get a USB preamp (I use a Terratec Producer 26 and it gives great sound quality). I'd give Griffin products a miss as they're merely adequate.

Purchase Analogue Ripper which is cheap as anything. Then get a cd player (a good discman will do) and connect it the Line In sockets on the Preamp. Play that bastard (not a swear word in OZ) cd and presto no copy protection. The cd player won't pick up the copy controlled rubbish. Analogue Ripper will just read a totally clean signal.

So much for copy control. This latter approach may be a bit expensive but I'd be prepared to say that NO copy control will fool this option.

Walter Chillum

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Ripping legally purchased copy controlled audio CDs
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Apr 20, '05 08:12:19AM

even better - see my post above...

... use the digital output from a CD player and record it digitally onto a DAT player, hifi CD burner or to a computer with a suitable digital input...

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