True , and I think I might have posted one of the original articles too. How ever since it cropped up again I decided to post it again.Bobcat37 said:I was pretty sure that this is very old news.
BTW, I think it only affects Windows users, so assuming you have a Mac, that's why you had no problems.
Exactly. Also, what incentive does Apple have to make these CDs compatable with iPods? That just means less people buy through the iTunes music store. I think apple would rather push it's own format through iTunesmacnulty said:"It's up to Apple to flip the switch," said one record label executive.
Actually it is not. If the executive wants to increase his available customer base, his company would make it compatible with the iPod. End of story.
My thought is exactly in line with yours. These record execs need to get their stuff in order and stop trying to blame the whole situation on Apple being closed with Fairplay. If they opened fairplay, then that would potentially help people pirate the music bought on iTunes. I'm sure the record companies would love licensing the music out to Apple if the DRM has more cracks in it than an old brick street ;-) /end sarcasm/.bpd115 said:No problem ripping "Stand Up" on my Mac either.
The protection on these CDs use a method where if auto run is turned on in Windows, it installs some crappy software designed to garble any import attempt.
Solution? Hold down your shift key while inserting or disable auto run.
I think this tactic is very invasive and borders on spyware. What gives them the right to install software on my PC?
Of course, these types of situations are why I switched to the Mac in the first place.
ChrisBrightwell said:Same here, but it wouldn't rip in iTunes for Windows. Weird.
The article goes on to describe Sony's solution thus (not exactly hi tech) -sord said:This is old news, and yes it only doesn't work on Windows machines however Sony has some sort of program to allow angry iPod users on Windows to get their songs (not sure how to find it though)
I'm well aware of how autorun works. I even have it disabled.SPUY767 said:It was said earlier. The autorun.inf file on the CD executes a background process that blinds the computer to the CD's audio portion. Since Macs have no Autorun, no a problem. Autorun should ALWAYS be disabled in windows, it's just a pain in the ass, and often causes strange behavior.
Well, doesn't iTunes' preview render that argument a little less pertinent? If I want to preview the song (and album) in its entirety prior to purchasing, I'll ask around and see if anyone I know has it, and borrow the disc... or I'll mosey on over to one of the music stores that are tied to Barnes & Nobles because they have that cool system where you scan the barcode of the cd, don the headphones, and you can literally listen to every single track in its entirety! I love that. I could spend hours in that store. Just don't buy from that store because the prices are astronomical!pulsewidth947 said:I think copy-protected CDs are bad for the genuine music-buying public. But like you guys say, the protection only works on PC. The thing is though, to circumvent the copy-protection, I used to download the album from P2P so I could listen to it on my iPod. So P2P does has its advantages - to enable legitimate customers to make the most of music they own.
Doesn't matter, it is 25400 people not buying your product again, telling many many of their friends about what a crappy product you have. It's such arrogant number festishism that makes MI people so nice to be around.Mitthrawnuruodo said:No, that's 2%... 0.02% is 25 400...