Digital output + protected cds

vbimport

#1

is the cd still protected when it comes out from the digital output of a standalone player? can i save this signal safely on my pc (obviously with an opt in...)?
thnx


#2

no …it isn’t protected anymore when you do it like that

and you will have some quality loss depending on the hardware you use


#3

good news/bad news, uh? well, i have already done an analogic rip and, as far as i could hear, the sound wasn’t so bad, as i’m not a purist…
anyway i was asking because i read somewhere that many mp3/MD devices gave errors connecting the machines this way…
oh well, go and buy a new soundcard :slight_smile:


#4

if you are not an audio freak…it will be ok i guess

but if you have expensive equipment you always go for the best sound…