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I recently bought a CD that turns out to have some sort of copy protection. That's all just fine (not really GNU, but I understand the music industry wants to be able to keep making money), but I'd like to be able listen to the music I buy! My home HiFi plays it fine, but my car cd won't recognise it and unfortnately I spend more time listening to music in the car than anywhere else.
I've tried both grip and sound juicer, but whereas the first simply didn't respond, the second started spinning my cd at about a zillion rpm and my only way out was to pull the plug on the system. What can I do to be able to listen to the music I bought in the car?
If you're interested (or if it is any help) I bought Radiohead - Amnsiac.
Sorry it wasn't very clear. You do need to get cdrdao installed. You also need to know which device your CD/CD-R is on. On my system, it happens to be /dev/sg0. This can usually be determined by looking in /etc/fstab, or the output of dmesg.
So, the first thing you need to do is read the CD to a temporary file on the hard drive. To do that, pop the "protected" cd in your drive, and run this command (all on one line):
I finally installed cdrdao and followed your instructions. Output looked fine, but after about 8 seconds the drive went crazy again and started spinning like mad, making an awful sound. I tried to interrupt the process, but finally managed to open the drive with the eject button on its front.
Just t make sure it wasn't anything to do with my drive I tried the process with another (unprotected) cd and everything went smoothly. The output from the successful read was identical to that of the protected cd.
Tried burning a cd which I successfully read with dcrdao, but I get a calibration error. cdrdao writes the TOC, but then brakes off, so I lose the cd. I haven't found any options to configure it. Writing went well with k3b. How do I avoid this error with cdrdao?
I'm not sure on that one. That error almost sounds like a problem with the type of cd's you are using, but of course the fact that k3b works (with the same batch of discs I assume) kind of point away from the discs.
Any chance of trying with a different drive? I have found in the past that some drives read much better than others.