Re: [linux-audio-user] Reading/playing a "copy protected" CD : cdparanoia seems not to help

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Date: Monday, June 28, 2004 - 2:04 pm

Jan Depner wrote:

I can tell the difference, if it's not done properly, and it isn't
entirely trivial to do it properly. For starters, you need a decent
soundcard ... I've tried the stereo mini-in jack on this laptop and also
on a couple of other older motherboards / soundblasters and the quality
is _nowhere_ near the quality I get out of the VXpocket v2 with balanced
inputs, and even that's probably at the lower end of the "prosumer"
range. Non-sound people I know can immediately tell the difference too.
I've heard enough badly ripped vinyl recordings that I don't really
trust the general populace to make analog-to-digital encodings of any
work. Admittedly there are more complex factors involved with vinyl
than with CD's, but if it's any indication ...

I would like to agree though, and also find copy protection of any sort
to be ridiculous, in that "if I can read it, I can copy it". It's just
that in practice there can be so many hoops to jump through that you
start asking, "why do I even want this in the first place?"

Cheers,
Chris

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[linux-audio-user] Reading/playing a "copy protected" CD : R..., Mikhail Ramendik, (Sun Jun 27, 11:13 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Reading/playing a "copy protected" CD..., Erik de Castro Lopo, (Fri Jul 2, 9:34 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Reading/playing a "copy protected" CD..., Sampo Savolainen, (Sun Jun 27, 12:50 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Reading/playing a "copy protected" CD..., Chris Pickett, (Mon Jun 28, 2:04 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Reading/playing a "copy protected" CD..., Mikhail Ramendik, (Sun Jun 27, 11:24 pm)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Reading/playing a "copy protected" CD..., Malcolm Baldridge, (Mon Jun 28, 1:22 am)
Re: [linux-audio-user] Reading/playing a "copy protected" CD..., Mikhail Ramendik, (Sun Jun 27, 11:21 pm)
[linux-audio-user] The copy-protected (or broken?) recording, Mikhail Ramendik, (Fri Jul 2, 1:49 am)