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Old 3rd April 2006, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default How to disable copy control cd?

I want to rip some tracks from a copy controlled cd to my ipod but the cd does not allow this.I have tried disabling the autorun, using EAC -various configurations-and other good copiers but the result is the same.The track seems to copy as a file but then when you try to play it it keeps skipping.The copiers seem to recognize this as timing errors in the log but do nothing to correct it.
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Old 4th April 2006, 01:21 AM   #2
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Try RAW CD Copy. Download it here:

Copying a CD is illegal. The RIAA lawyers have pretty much put out of business those who distribute software that will break copy protection schemes in recent CDs.
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Old 4th April 2006, 01:40 AM   #3
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Digital copy protection only works in the digital domain. The following method should defeat any copy protection, but the resultant quality would depend greatly on your equipment. It is also useful for recording your tapes and LP's to a digital format.

Play the CD in a standard CD player, route the output to your soundcard line in. Record the line in with an audio recorder program (some trial and error fiddling with levels will be necessary - a CD with 0dB recorded test tones will help here). Then use any program to turn the resulting *.wav into a format for your ipod. Many of these programs will also normalize the file for you.

As long as you own the CD I believe this falls under fair use, but YMMV. With the emerging rootkit technology which was clumsily tried by Sony (they may not be the only ones, just the only ones who got caught) this might be the safest way to go.....
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Old 4th April 2006, 02:08 AM   #4
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The following isn't going to win any arguments one way or t'other - it's a very complex subject - but the specific types of "protection" that are discussed here rightly should invite disgust...
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Old 4th April 2006, 02:12 AM   #5
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One way would be geting hold of professional CD recorder and creating copy control free CD first. When using quality blanks (I like Mobile Fidelity) the loss in quality is very marginal.

From Marantz CDR631 user manual:
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Old 4th April 2006, 02:23 AM   #6
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It even gets worse (more invasive). I like to listen to a Saturday eve jazz program on an NPR FM station. The station used to publish, in advance, its play list so I could make a better decision when to tune in and to listen. Now, because of DRM legislation, the station is forbidden to publish a playlist in advance of the program, only archived play lists are available.

The Senate committee that has a lot to do with this is chaired by Sen. McCain. Time to give him a piece of our minds.........
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