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Old 09-14-2005, 03:26 PM   #1
netcrusher88
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copy protected CDs


Okay, I know this is a stupid question, but I don't have a Linux box to play around with just yet...

I recently bought a CD that claims it requires Windows XP with some new WMP or MacOS with the new Quicktime or whatever to play on a "properly configured computer." The CD is Dave Matthews Band's Stand Up. Obviously this is nonsense, but does anyone know if there is any Linux software that can't play these "copy protected" CDs? If none can play them, let me know so we can bring a class action suit against BMG because we can't listen to the music we bought.:-)
 
Old 09-14-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
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You can try your luck with libdvdcss. I'm using same to play protected DVD movies but not sure about your audio cd

Hope this helps
 
Old 09-14-2005, 03:52 PM   #3
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You could try ripping and reburning it - I think that grip does a pretty good job of ignoring copy protection...though that's the hassle workaround, I know.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 03:54 PM   #4
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probably more to do with the latest codecs than with copy protection.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 03:55 PM   #5
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1. Linux usually doesn't come with softwares that might do any illegal actions. But people still become crackers, use finger and jackRipper and so on. When you install you favourite Linux distribution, configure it, update it and build it to respond to all your needs.
2. MPlayer usually also doesn't care about copyrighting protection, that's why it's not included by default, but everybody still installs it as very useful software
 
  


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