Bought the above CD’s and currently wish to rip them as mp3s to my iPod. Find it pretty annoying that it seems to be far easier to copy CD to CD than to rip tracks, which seems to me the more legitimate option.
The copy protection is a data track at the end of the CD that includes a media player which opens as the CD is loaded. CD tracks are not visible in Windows Explorer, and if ripped via a program like FreeRip, songs have a pop/crack/hiss every five seconds or so.
Is there an easy way around this? I’ve had to download the tracks from file sharing networks just so i can listen to them on my iPod… ridiculous…