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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?
Originally posted by TranceDude i used grip, it can't read it ...
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.
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.
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...
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..