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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Pardon me if this is not the correct place to post this question.  If not, I would appreciate direction.  Recently I have been unable to rip CDs in iTunes orWwindows Media Player. Both will play the CD but not rip.  This happens with internal and external DVD/CD drives.   I get a corrupt and unreadable error message. 

 

Thanks in advance,  Roy

post #2 of 11

Hi,

 

try using Exact Audio Copy. This can be helpfull.

 

Manfred
 

post #3 of 11

Can you confirm that either drive is actually being recognized? What version of Windows are you running? Have you already tried updating to the latest drivers? You may also try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers. I would ask about the condition of the disks, but that doesn't quite sound like the problem. If you still can't diagnose the issue by performing the actions to answer the above questions, then it may be hardware failure.

post #4 of 11
Or it may be one of those blasted copy protected CDs that installed a rip-sabotaging rootkit on his computer mad.gif
post #5 of 11

I don't think there's much value in putting copyright protection on CDs these days.. I mean, if there is included software to rip data from them, I really don't see there being a high organizational consensus that there is heavy importance on the protection of music IP in this form. Artists are using YouTube as a channel for broadcasting, as well. Of course, it definitely wouldn't hurt to try software that is designed to decode data from CDs.


Edited by Nildes - 7/8/12 at 7:00pm
post #6 of 11
Not saying it would be current (I don't know a thing about the CD scene these days) but I assume those copy protected CDs remain on the catalog and he could have gotten one by "accident"... IIRC one of those discs would ruin your day ripping all CDs afterwards...
post #7 of 11

Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

... but I assume those copy protected CDs remain on the catalog and he could have gotten one by "accident"...

 

That can be. I've bought last month an older Chris Rea title on CD and it was copy protected. Better say protected to play on the PC, but not protecetd for Exact Audio Copy. Make a nice rip of it and now I can listen to it in every room where I have a streaming client.

 

Manfred

post #8 of 11

All,

 

I am really annoyed when I discover that whatever I'm listening to on the computer cannot be ripped or downloaded without going through a gauntlet. I've solved the problem with a DAT recorder. I just convert 16/44.1 USB computer output to optical S/PDIF with a Sound Blaster X-FI. And, then, I use an M-Audio CO-2 to convert the optical S/PDIF signal to IEC 958, which is sent to the DAT recorder. Now, anything can be recorded. The recording on DAT can be sent to my computer and easily stored in iTunes at 16/44.1.

post #9 of 11

+1 on Exact Audio Copy.  My only complaint is that the disk must be in good shape or the rip process slows to a crawl.


Edited by BobinNJ - 7/10/12 at 6:01am
post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobinNJ View Post

+1 on Exact Audio Copy.  My only complaint is that the disk must be in good shape or the rip process slows to a crawl.

 

You can always use fast or burst mode if you don't care about a totally glitch-free rip.

post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by sterling1 View Post

All,

 

I am really annoyed when I discover that whatever I'm listening to on the computer cannot be ripped or downloaded without going through a gauntlet. I've solved the problem with a DAT recorder. I just convert 16/44.1 USB computer output to optical S/PDIF with a Sound Blaster X-FI. And, then, I use an M-Audio CO-2 to convert the optical S/PDIF signal to IEC 958, which is sent to the DAT recorder. Now, anything can be recorded. The recording on DAT can be sent to my computer and easily stored in iTunes at 16/44.1.

 

Those are... extreme measures blink.gif

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