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Dub45
post Jan 3 2003, 05:31
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This may be old news to some of you but its the first time that I have come across it.

I have just bought a copy of 'Round about Roma' by Stefano Di Battista on Blue Note.
This disc does not seem to have been released in the US yet.

I put it into my pc to have a listen while I browsed and suddenly a player that I had never seen before appeared! Anyways the cd provides its own player but apparently will not allow me to use my usual player to rip it as I usually do for use on my ipod.

When I opened the cd through explorer it does not display the audio tracks separately.

This is infuriating (I dont share MP3s on the net and I don't download them) but I can't listen to an album that I have bought as I would wish!

I presume the introduction of the player is to get over the complaints of cds not being playable on pcs.

Any other incidents of such cds? What are other people's views?

Incidentally I tried to copy it on a 'normal hi-fi type copier and it wont copy either!
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tigre
post Jan 4 2003, 03:41
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I got a similar cd as christmas present. It launchs its own player showing a bitrate of 47 kbps AFAIR. As it didn't play in two of my CD players I was "forced" to make a working copy.

It has been possible to rip it with EAC, secure mode, configured properly on two of my drives (LG 8x DVD, no-name 48x CD). The surface is perfectly clean and without any scratches, but EAC takes a long time for error correction. On the last track of the disc EAC tells "Copy OK", but everytime I copy/extract it CRC is different. On the other tracks CRC is the same all the time for each drive, but doesn't match between the drives. If I compare the WAVs, there are rhythmically repeated patterns of different samples ...

BTW: I found some way which made it possible to play the CD on all my drives as audio CD and rip it, but I'm not sure if posting details would violate Rule #9 of Hydrogen Audio Terms of Service. (Could someone tell me, please?)

In some internet database (found in HA's FAQ - protected audio CDs) they say my disc is copyprotected by Cactus Data Shield 200.


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- Dub45   Excessive Copy Protection?   Jan 3 2003, 05:31
- - Sachankara   Return the disc and demand your money back... Arti...   Jan 3 2003, 05:33
- - woody_woodward   I agree. The disk is defective. Take it back. T...   Jan 3 2003, 06:59
- - CiTay   QUOTE (Dub45 @ Jan 3 2003 - 05:31 AM)I presum...   Jan 3 2003, 14:44
- - theduke   QUOTE (CiTay @ Jan 3 2003 - 02:44 PM)The play...   Jan 3 2003, 14:48
- - ronnie_t   see this topic on cdfreaks. It tells you how to re...   Jan 3 2003, 23:10
- - Gecko   I've also had one of those (Dj Convention - Co...   Jan 4 2003, 00:05
- - kennedyb4   QUOTE (woody_woodward @ Jan 3 2003 - 12:59 AM...   Jan 4 2003, 00:55
- - tigre   I got a similar cd as christmas present. It launch...   Jan 4 2003, 03:41
- - Pio2001   QUOTE (tigre @ Jan 4 2003 - 05:41 AM)there ar...   Jan 4 2003, 04:45
- - tigre   @Pio2001: Before I forget about it: You're a ...   Jan 4 2003, 13:28
- - layer3maniac   QUOTE (tigre @ Jan 4 2003 - 04:28 AM)could yo...   Jan 4 2003, 13:57
- - SK1   Maybe it's got something to do with a hacked f...   Jan 4 2003, 14:47
- - tigre   OK I trust layer3maniacs statement. What I did is ...   Jan 4 2003, 16:58
- - Pio2001   QUOTE (tigre @ Jan 4 2003 - 03:28 PM)The firs...   Jan 4 2003, 22:47
- - outscape   >>>'Anyways the cd provides its own ...   Jan 5 2003, 07:58
- - ronnie_t   I succesfully made a backup of my cactus-protectec...   Jan 5 2003, 13:10
- - deej_1977   Hi all, In this thread I complained about copy pr...   Jan 5 2003, 14:29
- - tigre   @Pio2001: Thanks a lot for your detailed informat...   Jan 8 2003, 19:42
- - neomoe   Tigre, do you know a non-commercial program with ...   Mar 18 2004, 06:23
- - tigre   I don't know any software capable of doing thi...   Mar 18 2004, 07:46
- - shadowking   Sounds like Cactus data shield CDS200 protection. ...   Mar 18 2004, 08:56
- - Lev   QUOTE (Gecko @ Jan 4 2003, 12:05 AM)What both...   Mar 18 2004, 09:58
- - jido   QUOTE (tigre @ Jan 3 2003, 06:41 PM)I got a s...   Mar 18 2004, 10:59
- - tigre   Just in case noone noticed so far: This thread is...   Mar 18 2004, 13:54


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