Old 11-12-2005   #1
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PC won't Read copy protected CD

Hi - newbie here looking for help.

The coldplay cd x&y comes equipped with that nasty copy control technology - how can I get around this to actually play the CD I purchased - It won't even recognise the CD never mind letting me rip it so I can make a copy or transfer to a portable device.

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Re: PC won't Read copy protected CD

@ zebra,

Welcome to the Forum.

Suggest visiting SlySoft (http://www.slysoft.com) and download a copy of the latest version of AnyDVD.

The AnyDVD software porogram will remove the copy protection schemes found on the latest copy protection Audio CDs.

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Re: PC won't Read copy protected CD

Thanks

Unfortnately I have already used AnyDvd previously and my trial version is up - when I try to use it now it asks me to buy it - I don't think I should pay $30 to play a cd i have already bought.
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Re: PC won't Read copy protected CD

hi zebar,

I agree with you, that CD is really a nasty one.

I don't think that AnyDVD would be of help in this case... the CD has a lot of really severe mastering errors, making it unreadable in a decent way in most devices.

More infos in this thread.

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Re: PC won't Read copy protected CD

Thanks - that guy seemed to have the same problem as me - but the solutions seem a bit out of my technical know-how.
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Re: PC won't Read copy protected CD

I am not worried about ripping it - I'd just like to be able to play it.
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I am not worried about ripping it - I'd just like to be able to play it.
I'm 100% on your side. It is a shame that record companies can sell crap like this: they want to boycott pirates (without success), while they only cause troubles to honest people who want to enjoy what they paid for....

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Re: PC won't Read copy protected CD

Think I've cracked it!

Seems like the cd has its own cd player software on it that has to be downloaded first - pc is then restarted and then it will play - my latop must have Autorun switched off ad thats why it doesn't recognise it.
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Be warned Sony tried this and there was a rootkit that hid itself and left your PC vulnerable. Antispyware and antivirus software has or is updating to be able to find and remove Sonys' root kit so check your computer just incase.
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Seems like the cd has its own cd player software on it that has to be downloaded first - pc is then restarted and then it will play - my latop must have Autorun switched off ad thats why it doesn't recognise it.
Oh sorry, probably I should have told it to you... I was thinking that you wanted to play the CD "as is", without installing everything. Personally, I hate installing player software from audio CDs... they often install crap on your PC. Maybe you've heard something about Mark Russinovich's blog about Sony Rootkits...

EDIT: aww, JayC30, you were faster! However, Coldplay's CD shouldn't be on the list of audio CDs infested by latest rootkit.

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my latop must have Autorun switched off
IMO, it is better for you to leave it OFF...


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Re: PC won't Read copy protected CD

I just got so fed up wit them blocking me laying a legally purchased cd that I decided to go all out to get it played and ripped.
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