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Some CDs which play on CD player but not on computer
Thread poster: xxxSanjiv Sadan
xxxSanjiv Sadan
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May 3, 2006

I have some CDs which play smoothly on CD player but don't play properly on my computer which has combo (CD+DVD). Some of these CDs don't even open on the computer whereas some of them play for a while and then suddenly stop and Windows Media Player shows a message that there is an error.

What is the possible reason of this problem and how can I fix the same?


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Copy protection? May 3, 2006

Hi Sanjiv,
I assume you're referring to audio CDs? This sounds like copy-protection - check the CD booklet.

Best regards,
Ralf


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Eva Middleton  Identity Verified
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it is copy-protection and usually says so on the case May 3, 2006

I have the same problem with the lates A-HA album. Very annoying, isn't it?

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Robert Tucker
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Reverse May 3, 2006

This seems to be the reverse of the problem reported at:

www.proz.com/topic/44039

The link there may however still be of use.

www.dsg.cs.tcd.ie/~haahrm/copying-protected-cds/


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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try different player software May 3, 2006

Sanjiv Sadana wrote:

I have some CDs which play smoothly on CD player but don't play properly on my computer which has combo (CD+DVD). Some of these CDs don't even open on the computer whereas some of them play for a while and then suddenly stop and Windows Media Player shows a message that there is an error.

What is the possible reason of this problem and how can I fix the same?


Hi Sanjiv,

In case it's not a copy protection issue:

WMP is not know to be the most generous and forgiving software.
Try other third party players, there are lots of them at download.com.
Winamp and iTunes can also be used, with the advantage of ripping MP3 files for later playback on your computer.

The shareware EAC can also be used for more stubborn audio CDs, but that's outside the scope of Proz

Search the web for lot's of references to that kind of software...

/Jan


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
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Copy-protection May 3, 2006

Robert Tucker wrote:

This seems to be the reverse of the problem reported at:

www.proz.com/topic/44039

The link there may however still be of use.

www.dsg.cs.tcd.ie/~haahrm/copying-protected-cds/


It's actually the same problem. If your CD is copy-protected, in order to play it on your computer, you have to install the software included in the CD. The software may contain a trojan that will be installed without your permission: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copy_protection#Sony_CD_copy_protection_controversy

Also these copy-protected CDs won't play in all players. I have one of these cds and the cd player in my car won't play it. Nice, eh?


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