iTunes won't import one CD!

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  1. SoonToGetAMac macrumors 6502

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    I bought "Songs for the deaf" by "Queens of the Stone Age" a few months ago, and I have been importing my record (well, CD! :)) collection. When I put the CD into my iBook's combo drive (which has imported 150+ other albums flawlessly) the disc just spins and spins forever, and then I ejected it after about 30 or 45 seconds with a paperclip since the eject button doesn't work. Does anyone know why this CD in particluar doesn't work?
     
  2. VegetaPunk macrumors 6502

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    well what is the condition of the CD, is it just not ripping or wont it mount on you desktop and play songs in iTunes either. Also if it just wont play at all on your mac will it on another computer or in a cd player ???
     
  3. SoonToGetAMac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    CD is in great condition and plays fine in car and stereo. It won't even mount on the the Mac, and it hasn't mounted on a PC i have tried it on.
     
  4. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Sounds to me like it's some sort of encrypted CD. Take a look at the wording on the back of the jewel case. Does it say something like, "Will not work on a Mac or PC"?

    If so, I say that you should take it back to the store you bought it from and claim that you were falsely sold a CD that is not a CD. If they had put something onto the disc that prevents a CD-ROM from reading it, then it is no longer a CD.

    BTW, who distributed that disc? Was it Sony?
     
  5. SoonToGetAMac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interscope is the label, and Universal is the distributor. I'm just curious if anyone else has this CD, and weather or not they are having issues.
     
  6. caveman_uk Guest

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    I've got the same CD (it came with an additional DVD) and it ripped fine for me. I can't recall for certain if mine is a US or UK release but I think it's the US one.
     
  7. morlium macrumors regular

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    i have this CD too and it ripped just fine for me.

    I'd try exchanging it for a new one at the store where you bought it.
     
  8. Totalshock macrumors member

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    I don't have this CD, but I had one CD, an old Tom Petty disc, that steadfastly refused to be read by my PowerBook. On a whim, I tried it in my old iBook, and whattayaknow... it's off to the races. Ripped without a problem.

    Don't know if it's a common problem... but it does seem there are some CDs that iTunes on a given machine just refuses to work with.
     
  9. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    i remember an AFI disc that did the same thing to my powermac. it read fine in my room mates PC. i think it has something to do with the drive manufacturers having some difference in their decoding of discs
     
  10. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    CD ripping

    One of the things I have found whilst importing certain CDs onto my iBook is that some CDs spin for a while (as if they're not going to be recognised) and then, after 5 minutes, suddenly show up on my computer and open iTunes. Maybe you should just try this if your CD says it won't work on computers.

    I have thought that this is due to an encryption to prevent the CD being ripped on a PC, but because Macs use a different CD system, the encyption won't work on them!

    Good luck!
     
  11. neut macrumors 68000

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    bjork

    bjorks's vespertine wouldn't rip on my G4 tower (dvd/cd), but it ripped fine on my TiPB (combo).

    i think it's the different drives that won't let the disk read.
     
  12. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    A rush of blood to the head by coldplay would'nt even mount on either of my powerbooks or my powermac. Damn annoying....
     
  13. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    That one worked perfectly for me, I have a PowerMac MDD Dual 1gig.
     
  14. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    That Coldplay album worked on my iBook 800 with no problems.

    If anyone does get a crappy that is encrpyted then take it back, then get another one, if that doesn't work then take that back also. The more that people return them the less they will keep trying to protect them. I mean hello music labels, we are BUYING the damn thing.

    Anyway when you return it just say it wouldn't work and its flase advertising for it to be a CD when it isn't a CD and cannot be played on CD players or drives.
     
  15. unc32 macrumors regular

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    Perhaps it is one of the encoded ones supposedly not allowed to be read by computers. If that is the case then you can get around it by outlining the outer rim with a Sharpie. There was a big hub hub about it a few months ago.
     
  16. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    While that is clever and kudos to the guy who discovered that one out, its actually worse to keep the encrypted CD. If the music labels see huge masses of encrypted CD's being returned then they might think twice.

    You don't want the CD's being kept by hte buying public because they will keep doing it.
     
  17. somecows macrumors member

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    This might seem like a really dumb solution, but you should also try restarting your computer. A lot of the time my ibook gets like, upset or something, and wont read CDs. If I put one in it doens't mount, nothing happens, I can't eject it, etc. But restarting it clears things up. Again, that's a dumb solution and it's probably not the problem, but you could try it.
     
  18. SoonToGetAMac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have tried all of your ideas, and I bought the CD quite a few months ago and no longer have a recipt. Could anyone possibly IM the AAC or MP3 files? I can show any proof of ownership, since I do own the CD.
     
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  20. boldevilink macrumors newbie

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    Just keep trying it

    O.K., I know this may elicit hatred, because it sounds stupid... but it's true, and hey sometimes machines are stupid...

    If it's not recognizing the CD, which happens to me maybe 1 in 20 CD's... eject it by hand, then put it back in. And if that doesn't work do it again. And again. And again...

    I know that sounds ridiculous, but seriously, I've had it where this will fail 7 times and work the 8th time.

    Pretty low tech. Dunno why. But it always eventually works in my machine.


    "The computer is a moron." -- Peter Drucker :cool:
     
  21. southsyde4eva macrumors newbie

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    I'm all for being helpful and everything but.... surely he's found a solution by now. (I mean this problem is 5 years old....)

    Just sayin'... :eek:
     
  22. boldevilink macrumors newbie

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    I found this thread via a Google search... had not noticed the date.

    Yeah, happy to finally put this matter to rest, lol. :D
     

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