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Old 08-24-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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copying copy protected cd's


hi

I want to read copy protected cd's in linux, but my cd-rom drives just don't read the cd
Is there some software i can use to copy them?

thx
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:29 AM   #2
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Re: copying copy protected cd's

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Originally posted by TranceDude
hi

I want to read copy protected cd's in linux, but my cd-rom drives just don't read the cd
Is there some software i can use to copy them?

thx
What kind of cd's are these? Are they music cd's? They are copy protected for a reason, what are your intentions?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:56 AM   #3
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it are audio cd's yes (CDDA)

I just want to make a backup on hard drive (in FLAC audio)

But when i put the cd in the cd-rom drive, the drive goes like hell and nothing reads
So you can't even play the music or read it

the box says "copy controlled"

So there is no software who can read it?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 10:11 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by TranceDude
it are audio cd's yes (CDDA)

I just want to make a backup on hard drive (in FLAC audio)

But when i put the cd in the cd-rom drive, the drive goes like hell and nothing reads
So you can't even play the music or read it

the box says "copy controlled"

So there is no software who can read it?
Probably not. Try to find the type of encryption the cd's use and use that as your search criteria. We're useless though without any additional information. You may have to rip the cd to back it up, have you tried any ripper like program like grip yet?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 10:48 AM   #5
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yes

but like i told, the cd-rom tried to read it but goes over and over again (led goes on and off) and no data is read
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:41 PM   #6
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hi

how can i find the kind of encryption??
I'm still a newbie to linux and don't know anything about that
 
Old 08-24-2005, 03:16 PM   #7
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Remember one thing, cd's are not data files, so if your system is trying to mount it, it can't. You have to use a program to read/play from the cd, like xmms or grip would do such things.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 03:18 PM   #8
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i used grip, it can't read it ...

any idea?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 03:21 PM   #9
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i used grip, it can't read it ...

any idea?
Well, it's copy protected. Without knowing the encryption and if it's every been cracked, your not going to be able to use it to back up, etc. And no, I don't know how to find out the type, I own 0 copy protected cd's.

Google is your friend in this case.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 03:54 PM   #10
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Nero and Windows Media Player

I'm unfamiliar with the format you want to back them up as. Get Wine and see if you can port over an older version of Windows Media Player or Nero and get it to work that way. Newer versions of Windows Media Player won't let you run them in Linux. I know I can use Nero to make copies of copyrighted CDs. Fairly new to Linux myself, only been using since June.(sounds like I'm on a drug, lol) Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 03:57 PM   #11
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I vaguely remember something to do with writing squiggly black lines with a Sharpie along either the innor outer edge. I don't know whether those news reports were really serious, but I hope it goes without saying that you can accidentally render a CD completely unreadable by drawing on it with a Sharpie...
 
Old 08-24-2005, 04:14 PM   #12
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Well I think you are in the wrong forum. Cracking CD copy protections is nothing linux specific really. Google for it, I just did and I found some pages. I'm not posting them here though as this site probably has to follow that stupid dmca thingy.
Learn a lesson and don't buy these cd:s in the future (actually they are not cd:s as they violate the specs). Besides not being able to play them on a computer (or at least, not easily), the quality will be worse on ALL players due to the invalidation of the error correction information. Same goes of course for ripping..
 
Old 08-24-2005, 08:17 PM   #13
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It IS Linux-specific though; as in, how does one listen to copy-protected CDs on Linux, or how does one rip copy-protected CDs to MP3 for use on the PC or on an MP3 player?

It is absolutely topical to Linux and the user here is asking the question in the frame of Linux/*nix usability.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 12:15 PM   #14
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indeed, exactly what i mean: how can you make backups in linux of protected cd's

I still didn't figure it out
 
Old 08-25-2005, 12:17 PM   #15
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make an iso?
Code:
dd if=/dev/hdc of=cdrom.iso
 
  


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