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Re-Write Protected CDs

MertzyMertzy Registered User regular
edited May 2007 in Games and Technology
Is there any way around these other than digitally recording them? I bought a new CD the other day and I can't even copy the songs into mp3 format for my mp3 player. It's really annoying me.

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Depends heavily upon the CD's methods. I know a LOT of them don't support OSX and Linux for their protection stuff, so if you're really desperate, you could always whip up a simple dual-booting setup or a LiveCD/USB boot/etc. to get linux running for a few minutes and run a CD ripping app.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Mertzy wrote: »
    Is there any way around these other than digitally recording them? I bought a new CD the other day and I can't even copy the songs into mp3 format for my mp3 player. It's really annoying me.

    Read them using a non-Windows operating system. Works every time, for me.

    The way this usually works is that the CD has a first track with some data on it. Windows will then ignore all other tracks. Sometimes, the data track will contain some autorun program that will automatically install something on your computer, without even asking you (for instance, a device driver that cripples your CD-ROM drive). You should hold down SHIFT or just turn autorun off completely (it's a huge security hole, after all).

    In any case, some Windows programs will read past the first track anyway, even if Windows doesn't usually. Pretty much all modern Linux distros will just pop up a box saying "This CD has both audio tracks and data. Do you want to open it with a music player or a file browser?" or something similar.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Mertzy wrote: »
    Is there any way around these other than digitally recording them? I bought a new CD the other day and I can't even copy the songs into mp3 format for my mp3 player. It's really annoying me.

    Read them using a non-Windows operating system. Works every time, for me.

    lol, I have an Ubuntu cd around here somewhere. You're saying it'd be easy to rip it from Linux?

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Darmak wrote: »
    Mertzy wrote: »
    Is there any way around these other than digitally recording them? I bought a new CD the other day and I can't even copy the songs into mp3 format for my mp3 player. It's really annoying me.

    Read them using a non-Windows operating system. Works every time, for me.

    lol, I have an Ubuntu cd around here somewhere. You're saying it'd be easy to rip it from Linux?

    90% of the time, yeah. However, unless you have two CD-ROM drives, you'd need to have Linux installed onto the hard drive, because otherwise how will you run the operating system from CD and rip the music CD at the same time?

    EDIT: You'd also need a place to store the ripped MP3s (or OGG or FLAC or whatever you choose to rip to; MP3 isn't all that great).

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    yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Darmak wrote: »
    Mertzy wrote: »
    Is there any way around these other than digitally recording them? I bought a new CD the other day and I can't even copy the songs into mp3 format for my mp3 player. It's really annoying me.

    Read them using a non-Windows operating system. Works every time, for me.

    lol, I have an Ubuntu cd around here somewhere. You're saying it'd be easy to rip it from Linux?

    90% of the time, yeah. However, unless you have two CD-ROM drives, you'd need to have Linux installed onto the hard drive, because otherwise how will you run the operating system from CD and rip the music CD at the same time?

    That depends on the one in question. If memory serves, DSL can load itself entirely into RAM so you can use the CD rom drive.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    Darmak wrote: »
    Mertzy wrote: »
    Is there any way around these other than digitally recording them? I bought a new CD the other day and I can't even copy the songs into mp3 format for my mp3 player. It's really annoying me.

    Read them using a non-Windows operating system. Works every time, for me.

    lol, I have an Ubuntu cd around here somewhere. You're saying it'd be easy to rip it from Linux?

    90% of the time, yeah. However, unless you have two CD-ROM drives, you'd need to have Linux installed onto the hard drive, because otherwise how will you run the operating system from CD and rip the music CD at the same time?

    That depends on the one in question. If memory serves, DSL can load itself entirely into RAM so you can use the CD rom drive.

    Yes, but the Ubuntu LiveCD has SoundJuicer already installed on it. I don't know if DSLinux has a (non-command-line) CD ripping program bundled with it.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    yalborap wrote: »
    Darmak wrote: »
    Mertzy wrote: »
    Is there any way around these other than digitally recording them? I bought a new CD the other day and I can't even copy the songs into mp3 format for my mp3 player. It's really annoying me.

    Read them using a non-Windows operating system. Works every time, for me.

    lol, I have an Ubuntu cd around here somewhere. You're saying it'd be easy to rip it from Linux?

    90% of the time, yeah. However, unless you have two CD-ROM drives, you'd need to have Linux installed onto the hard drive, because otherwise how will you run the operating system from CD and rip the music CD at the same time?

    That depends on the one in question. If memory serves, DSL can load itself entirely into RAM so you can use the CD rom drive.

    Yes, but the Ubuntu LiveCD has SoundJuicer already installed on it. I don't know if DSLinux has a (non-command-line) CD ripping program bundled with it.

    That is true, I didn't think about that. Regardless, I am trying to find a second, cheap computer to install Ubuntu on anyways, just to mess around with, so that shouldn't be too big of a problem.

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    sirSolariussirSolarius Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'm almost positive that Ubuntu is the same way. It should load all the OS features into memory, and it'll just page them out to disk when you run other programs.

    Try it out and see.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I'm almost positive that Ubuntu is the same way. It should load all the OS features into memory, and it'll just page them out to disk when you run other programs.

    Try it out and see.

    The LiveCD does not write to disc unless you specifically tell it to. I mean, how could it possibly? There's no NTFS write support (at least not by default). Unless you've already got a Linux swap partition on your hard drive, there's no way to page to disk from the CD.

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    http://www.poikosoft.com/

    I have yet to find something it can't rip.

    Runs in windows too.

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    HAKdragonHAKdragon Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Regarding Ubuntu: They don't include MP3 support by default so you'd have to rip it to some other format. You could probably rip it to .wav, throw it on a thumb drive or a blank CD or whatever and then compress those files into MP3s from within Windows.

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    DaedalusDaedalus Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    HAKdragon wrote: »
    Regarding Ubuntu: They don't include MP3 support by default so you'd have to rip it to some other format. You could probably rip it to .wav, throw it on a thumb drive or a blank CD or whatever and then compress those files into MP3s from within Windows.

    If you've got it installed to the hard drive, you can add MP3 support really easily. Just go to "Add/Remove" in the Applications menu and install "Ubuntu restricted extras".

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