mt99
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Listening To CDs On PC

Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:18 am

I am trying to listen to my newly purchased CD (Garbage - Bleed like me, i you must know).. and i cant!

When i put it in the CD drive it Autoplays a screen were the only option is to watch a video. I try to open the files manually but there are no "music" files in it.

Whats going on? Is this the revenge of the recording companies?

Is there anyway around it? Can i listen to my legally purchaseed CD when i and where i want to?
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MYT332
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RE: Listening To CDs On PC

Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:21 am

Disable autoplay on your CD drive and open windows media player, for example. Then play the CD through there.

If that doesn't work then send me the album as I want it as well. I really like 'Why Don't You Love Me'.  Wink
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ACDC8
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RE: Listening To CDs On PC

Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:24 am

The CD might have a anti-copy protector on it. I've had that on a few CD's. I've even had one where, when I put the CD in, it installed a program on my PC so I couldn't use my CD burner anymore!  Angry


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Patrick
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mt99
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RE: Listening To CDs On PC

Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:25 am

the are no "files" to open..

However..if you click on "copy CD" it works..

Crisis averted.

Thanks.
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Banco
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RE: Listening To CDs On PC

Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:29 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 2):
I've even had one where, when I put the CD in, it installed a program on my PC so I couldn't use my CD burner anymore!

They're allowed to do that?  Wow! Would such a thing not be highly questionable legally?
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CaptOveur
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RE: Listening To CDs On PC

Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:06 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
Would such a thing not be highly questionable legally?

And the record company clowns wonder why people go out and download the music instead of fucking around with CDs at $12 a pop.
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ACDC8
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RE: Listening To CDs On PC

Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:19 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
They're allowed to do that? Would such a thing not be highly questionable legally?

I can't imagine that its legal, since they are installing a program on your PC without you giving consent or to your knowledge.

I've only had that with one CD...Intoxicated by Gracia from BMG records.

I had that with the Indiana Jones DVD's as well.

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Patrick
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TedTAce
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RE: Listening To CDs On PC

Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:32 am

Quoting Banco (Reply 4):
They're allowed to do that? Would such a thing not be highly questionable legally?

It's as legal as installing spyware  Smile

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 5):
And the record company clowns wonder why people go out and download the music instead of fucking around with CDs at $12 a pop.

BRAVO!!!

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 6):
I can't imagine that its legal, since they are installing a program on your PC without you giving consent or to your knowledge

I'll garantee there's an EULA somewhere...
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lhrstu
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RE: Listening To CDs On PC

Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:36 am

I brought the same album today. Enjoying it a lot.

Had now problems putting it in my PC, it just came up with a little window asking what I wanted to do with it (play, rip, copy etc). Maybe the UK version is different.

You could try holding down shift while you put the CD in. It disables autorun for you.

Stu

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