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EMI copy protected cds

Discussion in 'iPod' started by frankblundt, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors 65816


    anyone had any problems with EMI cds?
    i bought a compilation that said you could only burn three copies and only convert it to WMA and (consequently) you couldn't put it on an iPod. I ripped it thru iTunes tho, to mp3 and loaded it up without a hitch - on a mac.
    Is this Windows-only DRM? What are they thinking? are they thinking? :eek:
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Yes, this is Windows-stylee protection.
    And no, they are not thinking.

    Every 'copy-protected' CD I own has been easily and successfully ripped on my Mac. The day they introduce perfect rip-on-a-mac-proof audio CDs is the day I stop buying CDs.
  3. macrumors 65816


    does that include the recently infamous Sony/BMG rootkit ones?
  4. Moderator emeritus

    No. Because the artists that are released with this kind of nonsense are not the kind of artists I am interested in.

    But referring to your original question, the 6-8 EMI CDs I have with this on have ripped with no probs whatsoever.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Yeah my flatmates have had a problem with copy protection, i.e. on windows it only plays on its own media player!!

    They give it to me to rip on my mac and I give it back to them as aac files.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Really! Celine Dion? Natasha Beddingfield? Ricky Martin? How can you sleep at night without these gems in your collection?
  7. macrumors 6502

    rip it in old cd-rom

    my old sony cd-rw(crx-140a) rips the protected cd
    but my pioneer dvd-rom(dvd-121sa) cant read the disc
    i googled this problem and had this conclusion
  8. macrumors regular

    On Windows, turn off Autorun. Or get a Mac.
  9. macrumors 68020


    Haven't had any major issues ripping any CDs in Windows. Just make sure autorun is off, or shift is pressed, on insertion to make sure it doesn't infest the computer with DRM crap.

    Alternatively, use the non-MS OS of your choice.
  10. Moderator emeritus

    I've been quite lucky, for the most part, that the western hemisphere tends to ignore Mac OS X.

    I've got one Korean disc (it's not really a CD by Philips Red Book) where they cut the songs up and push some parts of them together into one large track all of which is to be decoded by a Windows-only application.
  11. macrumors G3


    Don't lump Gerry Mulligan in with those people. :mad:

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