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cd copy protection : cactus etc...

Discussion in 'Audio' started by bibboo, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. bibboo

    bibboo Guest

    it's the first really protection that I met,
    the producers are so proud of it etc...

    just take the freeware exact audio copy
    and rip the cd into wav files

    sotty guys but you need to work a litlle bit harder to make really protections

    ps: i tried to copy the cd because i wanted a backup for myself. If you like the music go buy the cd. we all need to help the poor artist :)
     
  2. tigre

    tigre Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats. This doesn't work with all drives. So could you please post some details - might be helpful for others.

    What drive/firmware was used?

    What CD / Cactus Data Shield version?

    Did you have to use EAC's "Detect TOC manually" - and what other settings did you use (Secure mode, Cache, C2)?

    Thanks
     
  3. bibboo

    bibboo Guest

    euhhh :)

    just did it with my sony dvd-rom.
    i'm not at home for a time but if i remember right clonexxl told me it was cactus 4 etc...

    for the settings : i didn't did something special. just clicked on the 'extract to compressed file' or something like that.

    didn't it work with you?

    ps sorry for my bad english
     
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    With some drives it did, with others it didn't (CDS 200).

    E.g.:

    - Plextor PX-W1210A: Needed "Detect TOC manually" to find audio tracks at all and lowered extraction speed (4x) to avoid "gap after ~10 seconds of song" error. Some tracks returned different CRCs on each extraction (<10 positions returned different sample values each time). With these settings no audible problems.

    - LG DRD8120B: All audio tracks were found and extracted with standard settings but there were rhythmical clicks in the songs, more or less audible, depending on the volume of the music.

    - Samsung SW-252: Worked fine without any special settings but extraction speed was lowered to ~4x (probably because of the drive trying to correct C2 errors).

    So you're lucky that you own that Sony drive. I hope it's clear now that somehow detaild reports can be helpful to other ppl, especially if someone wants to buy a new drive and needs help for deciding which.
     

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