It forbids this discussion. Please be aware that other forums allow this but remember who owns this forum. It should explain why we can't discuss getting around DRM.
First, I wanted to make a copy of one of my legitimate, legally bought CDs so I can play it on my iPod. I ripped and encoded it to MP3, but when I listened to the album on iPod, all I get is quiet music with really loud static noise. I put the CD in the computer again and tried to rip it again, with the same results. I tried several different rippers. Then I decided to simply play the CD directly on the computer's CD drive, and with different software - to the same static result. I cannot even recode the music, because the tracks themselves are read by my machine as static.
However, this is the only disc so far that I haven't been able to rip or play normally, so I looked at the company and liner notes - aha! Warner Classics says my CD is "protected by copyright EMBEDDED in this CD." I have tried isolating the audio files with IsoBuster, but the DRM software was undetectable. It seems that the DRM isn?t just written on the CD, but infused in it. Holding the shift key, tape, and felt pens won?t work.
Any of you guys out there know something else I can try?
I am so angry at Warner right now that I can?t stop trying to defeat the idiotic, rude, senseless DRM they put into this CD. If they?re trying to stop music piracy, why are they biting the hand that feeds it, by punishing people like me, who paid good money to purchase a CD legally? Why should I have to buy two copies of the same album just so I can play it on my iPod? Well, I guess it?s a bit ironic, because next time I see a CD with DRM in it, I?ll just have to go online and um?get the music by other means?.