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help needed with cd ripping...
« on: 13 Jan 2010, 13:21 »

i've just gotten a new laptop (Toshiba laptop with windows 7 home premium), and i seem to be having a problem ripping certain cds, or indeed playing them.  the following cds, when put in the drive play a heavily distorted, almost white-noise covered version of what SHOULD be on there:

The Replacements - Sorry Ma...
Funeral for a Friend - Tales Don't Tell Themselves
Greenday - Nimrod
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
A - Teen Dance Ordinance
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

it's not a software issue, as it does the same on windows media player, realplayer, and several other cd-ripping programs i've downloaded and tried.  i'm guessing, since they're all cds whose release has been somehow affiliated with Warner records, that it's some sort of copy protection issue.  i should point out that they all worked fine on my old laptop.

im not the most competent person ever at playing around with settings etc. but if anyone knows any safe way to mess with the settings on my cd drive to sort out this problem, i'd greatly appreciate any help, please!

thanks.
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Re: help needed with cd ripping...
« Reply #1 on: 13 Jan 2010, 15:09 »

What are the "several other" programs you tried? Because, as a general rule, you should avoid WMP and RealPlayer like the plague.
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Re: help needed with cd ripping...
« Reply #2 on: 13 Jan 2010, 16:07 »

just a few generic "CD ripper" programs that i downloaded and installed.  it can't be the actual playing software that's the problem though, as the cds work fine on media player on my old laptop.
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Re: help needed with cd ripping...
« Reply #3 on: 13 Jan 2010, 16:18 »

Sounds like a hardware issue.
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Re: help needed with cd ripping...
« Reply #4 on: 13 Jan 2010, 16:30 »

yeah, this is what i'm thinking.  it's just the fact that it's only certain CDs, all of which are from the same record company, that's rather strange.  i mean, it's not a huge issue, because i can still rip the offending cds on my old laptop and transfer the files, but it's still a bit of a pain and something i'd like to sort out.
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Re: help needed with cd ripping...
« Reply #5 on: 13 Jan 2010, 17:48 »

What's the model of your laptop? Odds are you can find firmware updates for the CD drive online.
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Re: help needed with cd ripping...
« Reply #6 on: 13 Jan 2010, 20:35 »

maybe try vlc.   open source that plays pretty much every media type in the world.
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Re: help needed with cd ripping...
« Reply #7 on: 14 Jan 2010, 01:39 »

What are the "several other" programs you tried? Because, as a general rule, you should avoid WMP and RealPlayer like the plague.

Realplayer sure, but the WMP that comes with 7 is very good.

If all the cds affected are from the same record company it could be some drm or expanded cd thing. The easiest option is probably just to download the albums.
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