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Ripping problem

Post by simon » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:06 pm

Just bought a cheap CD on a recommendation (Booth and the Bad Angel - from 1996) but I can't rip it. I've tried EAC, MediaMonkey and Windows Media Player and the same happens: the disk is read, and as the tracks start to be populated a File Manager window opens, then a message box opens saying insert a disk, and the disk is ejected. Every time.

There must be something written to the disk to automatically eject it to prevent copying. But as I don't use CD direct it's rather annoying. Any ideas how I can rip it???

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Re: Ripping problem

Post by The Stratmangler » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:37 pm

Sounds like copy protection of some sort.
Have you tried dBPoweramp?
Might be worth a trial if you haven't tried it already.
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Re: Ripping problem

Post by Mike H » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:00 pm

I've got a CD somewhere that only plays in a CD player, never works properly in any computer drive I've tried and so can't be played or "ripped". No error messages, but the playback is "chopped", like bursts in between silences, but really quick.
 
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Re: Ripping problem

Post by simon » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:58 pm

Yeah, some kind of copy protection. Bit frustrating as I don't actually want to copy it. I'll p'raps have a look at dbpoweramp.

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Re: Ripping problem

Post by simon » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:37 pm

dBpoweramp sorted it Chris :-).

It's so quick too - takes around a minute a CD rather than a quarter of an hour for EAC. And I didn't have to mess about finding the tag info and album art. Might just treat myself to the £30-worth for Chrimbo.

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Re: Ripping problem

Post by The Stratmangler » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:24 pm

That's good to hear, Simon :)
Been using dBPoweramp for quite a few years now, and it just ripped the occasional copy protected disc I fed it with no fuss.
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Re: Ripping problem

Post by Ray P » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:05 pm

Yes, another thumbs up for dbpoweramp, I've been using it for almost ten years now; it's easy to use and always works.

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