I haven’t tested this, as i do not have a win 95, 98, 98se computer. But i was browsing around, looking for info on my dvd player when i came acoss this:
"IT IS NOT A CDDA - It may look like one in as much as it is a silver disk
with music on it but it is no more entitled to the “CDDA” logo than my
If you look closely you will realise a complete lack of the “Compact Disc
Digital Audio” logo. This is beacuse Philips (the owner of the CD format)
have refused to allow these “copy protected” disks to carry the CDDA
logo. Note this, the people who invented the CDDA standard are on OUR SIDE!
The system works by taking a normal CDDA and then destroying half of the
data on it. The upshot is:
- Old players which only play CDDA will just attempt to play it. The data
has been corrupted in such a way as it will still play (just about).
- New players which play more than CDDA (Ie. DVD, VCD, MP3 etc.) will try
to identify the disc before playing it. They will see what look like
(thousands?) of scratches and refuse to play it in case your speakers are
damaged. This includes PCs, MACs and any high-end audio equipment such as
the TYT clones.
- (without going into a vveerryy long explanation about how CDDA works) If
you scratch a SafeAudio™ disk you are far more likely to kill the disc
permanently (track skipping etc.) Remember, they are already covered in
I own several hundred original CDDAs, I am a musician! I disagree with
music piracy. But, if the companies refuse to let me play their CD’s in my
equipment, I will rectify the problem. If that means defeating their
‘lousy copy protection’ then so be it.
Well, here comes the sad irony. The only way to play this disc is to copy it!
Sadly, I could only find one way of doing this, and it requires a certain
You will need:
Windows '95, '98 or 98se
CDFS.VXD (from our FAQ directory in the Files area of this board)
SOME installs of windows do not like the new VXD - I have yet to work out
why, but my machine ('98se) just goes BSD (Blue Screen of Death) and dies;
my gf’s machine ('98se) works just fine (occasion BSD which can be ignored
CDFS.VXD only works with SOME CD drives - if it doesn’t work in one, try in
- Make 650MB of space on your hard drive
- goto c:\windows\system\iosubsys
- make a backup of your original CDFS.VXD
- place the new CDFS.VXD in this directory
- reboot the machine
- open Windows Explorer
- place a regular CDDA disc in your cd drive
- select this cd drive with explorer
- You will see the normal .cda entries and also “stereo” and “mono”
- eject the CDDA
- insert the SafeAudio disc
- close the drive tray and wait 10 seconds for it to load
- press “F5” - you should now be able to see the protected disc
- goto \stereo\44100\16bit (or whichever format you prefer)
- drag-and-drop the .wav files from the CD to your hard-drive
- burn these wav files to a normal CDDA using Nero (or other software)
This DOES work. You may need to “just ignore” some BSD’s and you WILL need
some luck with what else is installed on windows and having a compatible CD
Drive. Don’t give up if it doesn’t work first time - welcome to the world
These CDs are deliberately designed to be of inferior quality DO NOT BUY THEM. "
Hope this will help, i never do it myself. for cdfs.vxd, try google to find one
Taken from here, 4th post down.
Please test and see if this works.