Copy-protected CDs

Discussion in 'iPod' started by the_freddinator, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. the_freddinator macrumors regular

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    I got a Kings of Leon CD a few months ago but I can't stick it on my iPod because the jerks at RCA/the band decided to make the (US) cd copy-protected. OKAY- that's fine.

    What I was hoping for in iTunes 5 was that they would have FINALLY created a decoder to go from wmx (or whatever the heck it's called) to aac. Alas, I have found that they have not.

    Has anyone heard of Apple working on this? It's a good cd that doesn't get enough play by me....

    BTW: I went on the customer care site for copy-protection and this is what it says:
    I sent a message through the last link, but I don't know if it went through or not. I was sent to a blank .php.....


    But my question is just plainly- Does anyone know of Apple currently working on a decoder for these copy-protected cds?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried putting the disk in the Mac, opening it and just dragging the AIFF files into iTunes, then converting them to the file format of your choice.

    I have many 'copy-protected' CDs but have never failed to rip one.

    What happens when you put the CD in the Mac? Can you not just use the 'Import' button in iTunes? :confused:
     
  3. the_freddinator thread starter macrumors regular

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    First off, PC.

    Second- I have tried this. The problem w/ this is that the songs are stored on the cd as encrypted wma's. When you try to play these wma's through a program such as iTunes, you get the illusion that the song is skipping. Windows Media works w/ it as do some other players. You can also listen to the music through the cd through the internet.

    When I Import the songs, they give the skip-thing.

    Thanks, though.
     
  4. aricher macrumors 68020

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    What about playing the CD and using a program like AudioHijackPro to tap the sound from the mother program - essentially re-recording it to the hard drive.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Ahhh... PC.

    I've heard of some workarounds like inserting the CD with Shift key held down or something like that. Sooner or later, someone will come along with some solutions -- you will have that CD ripped.
     
  6. the_freddinator thread starter macrumors regular

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    Even if this program could work w/ PCs, I wouldn't Buy it just to listen to a cd...

    Thanks, though. I might look further in to these kinds of programs. I did a lot of work before I left for vacation- I found all these programs that could rip from any cd...full of lies. The whole time I went through these, I was running Norton Anti-Virus like crazy...
     

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