I'm trying to copy the new Shakira 'Laundry Service' CD (to Clony XXL is Key2Audio protected) this is the problem:
I open Plextools v 1.14 (I own a Plexwriter 401240a), I enable 1st session only and start copying.
Read Speed 8x, Write Speed 4x, error correction on.
This is what happens: the first track starts with 8 seconds of silence, thus affecting the whole copy as the other tracks start at the wrong place (before the previous track is finished) and as a consequence the last part (8 seconds) of the final track is missing.
The total length of the cd and every single track length is the same as the original (unfortunateley including this initial 8 seconds of silence).
When I read the original cd with both EAC and Plextools I can see that the begininning of Track 1 is placed at 00.08.00, that could be the reason for the problem.
If I rip the CD track by track with EAC or Plextools everything is all right, there's no silence.
Of course the Plexwriter 40x is able to read and play the whole original CD (my Toshiba DVD 1302 isnt !) but if I want to make a CD image (instead of ripping single tracks) HOW CAN I BY-PASS the PROTECTION ?
IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRACK BY TRACK RIPPED BACKUP AND A CD IMAGE BACKUP ?