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[Enhanced] [Content/Copy-Protected CD],
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Could someone please tell me what [Enhanced] [Content/Copy-Protected CD] means? Does Copy Protected mean I can't copy it to my itues for example? Just wondering.
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Initial post: 6 Jul 2010 17:56:19 BDT
C. Davis says:
I have a Kasabian CD which is copy protected and have been able to rip it to my PC using both iTunes and Windows Media Player, so yes you can rip to itunes, however I don't know what the copy-protected means, as you can copy it into itunes, and I assume you can burn it to another CD if you wanted...
Posted on 26 Apr 2012 00:58:07 BDT
Dagenham Heathway says:
Enhanced CD, (AKA: CD Extra and CD Plus). Is a 1990's technological update to the original Philips CD `Red Book' specification that alows Music CDs to included other content such as music videos, wallpapers, PDF's, links to websites for bonus on-line tracks etc.
For legacy reasons the Music content is always recorded as the first session and a second session is created to store all other content.
Dedicated CD players will only detect the first session and only play the music content (and obviously header details such as artist, album title, track listings and times etc).
The second session is playable on a PC (laptop, PS3 et al) with a CD/DVD drive and having graphics and audio capabilities and an internet connection.
If you have Auto Play enabled in MS Windows a music video will start playing or you may be asked if you want to down load a bonus track. If the content of the second session Isn't `active' you may have to explore the content of the CD.
Content/Copy-Protected CD's The term copy protection refers to the technology used to attempt to frustrate copying, and not to the legal remedies available to publishers or authors whose copyrights are violated. Something of a can of worms (thrown in a hornets nest) at best.
Many protection schemes rely on breaking compliance with CD and DVD standards, leading to playback problems on some devices. The Red Book audio specification does not include any copy protection mechanism. Attempts were made by record companies to market "copy-protected" non-standard compact discs. Philips has stated that such discs are not permitted to bear the trademarked Compact Disc Digital Audio logo because they violate the Red Book specification.
In practice the CCPCD may or may not allow some limited copying. Most CCPCD's seem to allow copying to iTunes. Some require you to download software that authenticates and enables your CD to be played on a specific PC. WARNING...SOME INSTALL ROOTKITS on your HDD! Some will not play in a PC at all!...but perversely will allow you to copy tracks to the HDD using little more than standard software supplied by the CD/DVD drive manufacture?...and then burn those files as an image to a blank CD/DVD. Doh!
· For more information have a look on-line... try Wikipeadia and also CD-INFO which has a wealth of information on CD/DVD/BR technologies and terminology.
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