First of all, let me start by saying that I am new to the forum, but have been making CD backups since CD-R were the newest thing on the block.
I’m sure that most of you have, at some point, been employed by a store or resturant that feels the need to play background music endlessly. As some of you may know, a good number of those places have chosen to employ the services of the Muzak company (no really, check it out: www.muzak.com ). These same people also know that most (if not all) the CDs the company sends you, well, stink!
In an attempt to save my own sanity, I have been trying to cut some of my own CD to stick in the player when Muzak’s annoying selection gets to me. Here’s the kicker: The player (supplied by Muzak) will NOT accept any CDs not supplied my them. It simply forbids you to que up anything other than a Muzak CD; there’s got to be some kind of protection or check.
I managed to get one of their CDs home so I could try to examine it. Here’s where it gets even better: The CD is, for lack of a better word, transparant (That’s right, I can read this text THROUGH the CD when I hold it up in front of the screen). This made it impossibe to read the CD with ANYTHING at my disposal and, therefore, could not probe the CD for protections/checks.
The only other thing I could notice was that there was a watermark, blotch, or imperfection (and a fairly big one at that) near the beginning of the CD. But make note that I have only been able to get my hands on one and this feature may be unique to this CD only.
If anyone has experience or suggestions to help me save my sanity, I’m open to them.