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thisoldman
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Damn Stupid

If i rip a track from a cd which i own , and rip it to mp3, when i play the track i get a message saying you need a licence to play this track.
But if i insert the cd and use sound recorder to record the track to mp3, it plays fine without a licence. That in my view is just damn stupid. anyone else found that?
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Re: Damn Stupid

What program did you use to rip ?
Try a different ripper.
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Re: Damn Stupid

or try a different media player.
thisoldman
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Re: Damn Stupid

txs guys i was using win med player to rip and powerdvd for play back.
now i just record it using the excellent hauppauge sound recorder and powerdvd is happy
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Re: Damn Stupid

I don't like Windows Media Player
Down load this free media player. It will play almost everything
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Re: Damn Stupid

Technically it is against the law to rip a CD you have to MP3, I don't believe they amended the law to reflect this..
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thisoldman
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Re: Damn Stupid

txs for info adiewoo. is it also illegal to use hauppage sound recorder to record from a cd or radio etc etc? to mp3
Midnight_Caller
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Re: Damn Stupid

Technically yes
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Re: Damn Stupid

Quote from: thisoldman
If i rip a track from a cd which i own , and rip it to mp3, when i play the track i get a message saying you need a licence to play this track.
But if i insert the cd and use sound recorder to record the track to mp3, it plays fine without a licence. That in my view is just damn stupid. anyone else found that?

Technically, you will get better sound quality if you rip from the digital CD.
Many programs will do this, provided that they aren't bought from M$.