Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: I hate copy control CDs!

  1. #1

    Default I hate copy control CDs!

    Bought Lisa Ono's "Dans Mon Ile" and Shino's "Best Hits" today, and I realised that they are both Copy Controlled CDs.

    But anyway, when I popped them into my PC, I realised that they could not be played on a standard media player on PC. The only solution that they had was to load a special s/w player which could extract the data layer in the CD.

    And my god, the data layer's audio was totally crap. WMA Audio at 48kbps ain't pretty (and it ain't doing justice to Lisa Ono's voice!).

    Anyone knows any media player that can work with these CDs? I mean, play the audio portion of the CD?

    Even my fav Foobar 7 could not play the CD...

    Hope they don't force me to borrow the CD instead (and rip them out using Exact Audio Copy... )

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    WAT? WAN TO STALK MI AH? LOLZ
    Posts
    1,921

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SNAG

    Hope they don't force me to borrow the CD instead (and rip them out using Exact Audio Copy... )
    they r forcing us

  3. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RuthBaby
    they r forcing us
    I managed to play the audio tracks using EAC, but then, there's always a brief pause every 10-20 seconds.

    Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. #4

    Default

    From what I realise, they cannot afford to put in a highly-encoded data layer, as there is just insufficient data space to put in a well encoded data track.

    listening to these CDs on the PC really makes me puke. The amount of artifcacts on high pitch sounds are really.... *pukes*...

    I've extracted all the CDs into pure wav files.
    Now the million dollar question is that, what shall I do with those original CDs?
    Last edited by SNAG; 21st August 2003 at 07:04 PM.

  5. #5

    Default

    is there any indications on the CD cover tat it's a Copy Controlled?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Town of Queens doing PORT-9YOU
    Posts
    12,626

    Default

    there is a little sticker and some label stating that it's a "controlled CD". Bumper!

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SNAG
    Bought Lisa Ono's "Dans Mon Ile" and Shino's "Best Hits" today, and I realised that they are both Copy Controlled CDs.

    But anyway, when I popped them into my PC, I realised that they could not be played on a standard media player on PC. The only solution that they had was to load a special s/w player which could extract the data layer in the CD.

    And my god, the data layer's audio was totally crap. WMA Audio at 48kbps ain't pretty (and it ain't doing justice to Lisa Ono's voice!).

    Anyone knows any media player that can work with these CDs? I mean, play the audio portion of the CD?

    Even my fav Foobar 7 could not play the CD...

    Hope they don't force me to borrow the CD instead (and rip them out using Exact Audio Copy... )

    what about real CD player/discman? not via computer.
    Objection !!!

  8. #8

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ23
    there is a little sticker and some label stating that it's a "controlled CD". Bumper!
    Nope.
    Not all CDs have the label.
    For instance, the latest David Tao's CD "Ultrasound" is protected (may not be Copy Control).

    And there is absolutely no warning about this on the CD itself (I went down to check..)

    sian.

    From what I read from the site, most of the normal CD players can work with the thing. Except with some. Tried with all normal players (namely Panasonic CDP, Marantz CDP, Pioneer DVDP), and they work without a flaw.

    What Copy Control CDs do to fool the PC's players are that they sorta 'corrupt' the CDs' TOC - Table of Contents, so that when they read it, they will get errors.

    Anyway, not sure if it the protection scheme is true or not... kinda forgot.

    They should release a dedicated player that allows these Copy Controlled CDs to be played properly on PCs. Doing this does not necessarily mean that they can be copied using the "normal" methods, ie Nero.
    Last edited by SNAG; 21st August 2003 at 08:45 PM.

  9. #9

    Default

    I hate Copy-Protection too.

    Its really making life hard for people with portable MP3 players. How the hell are we going to enjoy listening to the songs on the go if I cannot rip the songs into mp3s?

    Expecting everyone to go back to Discman?

    Its selfish. I don't pay 20 bucks for a piece of plastic. I pay for my rights to listen to the songs anywhere I wanted.

  10. #10
    Deregistered
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Kitten's Den
    Posts
    733

    Default

    I think we should all return these cd and force the manufacturer to refund the purchase......

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Behind the viewfinder...
    Posts
    5,836

    Default

    Dudes,

    use CDex ... shhssss....

  12. #12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SNAG
    Bought Lisa Ono's "Dans Mon Ile" and Shino's "Best Hits" today, and I realised that they are both Copy Controlled CDs.

    But anyway, when I popped them into my PC, I realised that they could not be played on a standard media player on PC. The only solution that they had was to load a special s/w player which could extract the data layer in the CD.

    And my god, the data layer's audio was totally crap. WMA Audio at 48kbps ain't pretty (and it ain't doing justice to Lisa Ono's voice!).

    Anyone knows any media player that can work with these CDs? I mean, play the audio portion of the CD?

    Even my fav Foobar 7 could not play the CD...

    Hope they don't force me to borrow the CD instead (and rip them out using Exact Audio Copy... )

    well dats LIFE mate

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Zimbabwe
    Posts
    1,056

    Default

    Doesn't affect me coz I only seriously listen to music CD through my Hifi. Never liked the sound of mp3 music anyway.

  14. #14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SniperD
    Dudes,

    use CDex ... shhssss....
    Can't play the CD using that as well..

    Dudes, I'm not trying to rip the tracks into my PC, what I'm asking for is a player to correctly play the audio tracks using my PC...

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •