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I got a few CDs yesterday.. and it seems one of them is copy protected...
I can't get it converted with EAC+LAME..
I tried other program and I get lot's of distortions and it is unbearable..
anybody out there thinking to buy CDs "legally" so we can enjoy them on mp3 players.. think again...
please avoid EMI label CDs if u can..
don't make the same mistake as i did (of buying legal music)..
look at the back of the CD before you buy..
How can you tell again? Can you show me a picture of that EMI label you were talking about?
look at the back..
it says "this disc contains copy control technology"
thats well gay....just encourages more to either use itunes or the like...or to deal with the illegal downloading.
Have you tried Easy CD-DA Extractor?
It's a shareware (30 day trial, rated 5/5 by CNET) available from http://www.poikosoft.com/
I have used it to rip some copy-protected CDs of mine recently and have encountered no problem yet.
Also, note that some CDs install a driver on your computer (if autorun is activated on your drive). This driver can cause problems for ripping software.
thanks for ur suggestion hunter but no luck with that program..
it keeps failing..
i know that if u press shift u can diable autorun and prevent the copy protected CD from installing nasty driver.. but it doesn't help my case..
I think I am gonna send this crap back to the Record company as this CD doesn't even work on my Aiwa stereo system..
this is really really dissapointing.. I bought quite a few CDs past year,
trying to go all legal but.. man..
if the disc doesn't even play on a ordinary cd player, it's probably cause the disc is spoilt, so copy protection might not be the reason that you can't rip it. I've made duplicates (as in duplicate audio CDs, not ripping) of copy protected cd and they work just fine. I really don't see what it does at all.
The drive can have a lot to do with being able to rip a protected CD. Lite-Ons are nice cheap ones that do. I'm glad I got my Queensryche collection made of older CDs, and that the Tull I've gotten has been genuine CD...the American BMG/Sony is one to watch out for now, as well. Previously Sony has been exceptionally good about not using protection, but since they disconnected from the Japanese Sony, it has gone downhill.
Tip... Install anydvd, it removes all copy protection on both DVD and Audio CDs. www.slysoft.com. I've been using it for years now and have never had any problems with copyprotrction.
CDParanoia ha ripped several copy protected EMI CDs under Linux; CDex (for Windows) uses CDparanoia to do all its ripping, so it should be fine. Haven't tried it, though...
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