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Posted: 11 Jul 05, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I bought the Queen Greatest Karaoke Hits DVD + CDs set, as I thought I could do some great Fickle Mixes, but the bloody things are copy protected, and won't even play on my PC, let alone allow the tracks to be ripped! Arrrgh!!

I have now found some software (EAC) which will rip the tracks, as will Adobe Audition, but there is always a gap about 10 seconds into the intro, which is nigh on impossible to fill. They really have done it well, to screw up any attempts at copying.

I know this isn't strictly above board, but does anyone know of any software which defeats copy protection on CDs?

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Posted: 11 Jul 05, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord F, from what I know about karaoke files is that the 10 second gap intro is just that part that "plays" while the on screen title runs. You should be able to delete this part if you have been able to rip the files with Adobe Audition.


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Posted: 11 Jul 05, 18:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Mercury wrote:

Lord F, from what I know about karaoke files is that the 10 second gap intro is just that part that "plays" while the on screen title runs. You should be able to delete this part if you have been able to rip the files with Adobe Audition.


No, it's not that simple. I don't mean a 10 second gap before the intro, I mean about a ½ second gap, about 10 seconds into the intro, which is actually not just a gap, which could be deleted, but a piece missing. If you delete the gap, and sew the edges back together, it creates a 'jump'.


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Posted: 11 Jul 05, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry Lord F, I misread your first post.

As for removing the copy protection from CD's I'm not sure about, but their is a program you can get called AnyDVD (from http://www.slysoft.com/en/ ) which removes that from DVD's

Just dont let on that I told you ok? Heheheheheh!!


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Posted: 11 Jul 05, 22:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, there was a guy on here that answered to the name DeaconFan and he posted a lot of the instrumentals from that very set of discs. He even re-edited them to add extra parts, e.g. mixing headbangers ball version of Hammer to Fall to the karaoke version.

He had them all sussed, it would seem, for copying. Anyone want to chime in on this?

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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 00:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Try CDex. That program helped me rip my George Harrison remaster CD's, which use the American copy-protection method, albeit at a slower rate but error-free!

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Posted: 12 Jul 05, 03:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks guys, keep the ideas coming - I'll check back in tonight. :)


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Posted: 24 Jul 05, 03:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Deacon Fan's mixes were boring. Sure he was a good editor, but not very creative.

He took most of his from the 1998 version though, which doesn't have copy protection. Then he got that Korean set with the DVD and CDs together and it wasn't protected either but had other glitches.

And for the DVD-only tracks, he recorded them manually because the cheap bastard didn't even have a DVD drive. He has a drive now but he doesn't post here anymore.

He was a freak. Sometimes he'd even post in the third person.



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Posted: 24 Jul 05, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I use Musicmatch Jukebox for recording the songs on my harddisc. It´s very easy.


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Posted: 24 Jul 05, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You bastards killed my cat wrote:

Deacon Fan's mixes were boring. Sure he was a good editor, but not very creative.


They weren't supposed to be proper mixes. They were simply instrumentals with a few added bits. And they worked for what they were.

You bastards killed my cat wrote:

He took most of his from the 1998 version though, which doesn't have copy protection. Then he got that Korean set with the DVD and CDs together and it wasn't protected either but had other glitches.

And for the DVD-only tracks, he recorded them manually because the cheap bastard didn't even have a DVD drive. He has a drive now but he doesn't post here anymore.

He was a freak. Sometimes he'd even post in the third person.


Hmm... I think your anger blinded you because he did post tracks that were transferred via spdif, if I'm not mistaken. I remember because he asked me to tell the difference between two versions of IWBTLY. One which was transferred digitally and one which was via analog. I picked the digital one, of course. Toot my own horn for sure!

Anyway, there's nothing wrong with the 1998 versions. I prefer anything before the 2001 disaster-remasters. You probably feel otherwise. Fair enough.

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Posted: 24 Jul 05, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do apologize for my anger at Deacon Fan. It's only because I miss him so much and I'm mad that he's gone. He was a great man, one of the best. Always a beam of sunshine in an otherwise dreary day. One of the sexiest men on the planet (just ask Lester Burnham) and a true gentleman. Life was so much more joyful and gay when he was around.

I remember the IWBTLY comparison. The analog one was from DVD (and the channels were reversed too) and the other was extracted from the 2004 remaster CD, but it was the Korean version box set:

http://members.cox.net/queenspace/kardvd.htm

Nice looking set but Korean stuff isn't always 100% authorized and in this case the copy protection is missing and a couple CD tracks on disc one are missing a little bit of intro, while on disc two the track markers are slightly off so the intros come at the end of the previous track.