EMI CD Hang Media Center?

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by scyto, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. scyto

    scyto Member

    I have a media center with a sony changer VGP-XL1B.

    I was loadig 40+ discs at a time and findin the system hangs alot. After much troubleshooting i realised it only does with EMI CDs specifically:
    • Body Language - Kylie Minogue
    • This is muisc:the singles 92-98 - the verve

    Both discs are UK discs i think (i am a brit living in the us).

    I assume copy protection is causing the issue, but AnyDVD doesn't fix the issue. Has anyone seen anything like this?

    I will test the 2 'iffy' discs in my normal DVD drive later and update this post.
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I'm not 100% sure but I think anydvd doesn't remove cd copy protection at all?
  3. scyto

    scyto Member

    Good guess, i double checked before i posted :)

    From http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html

    • Features AnyCDDA: play, copy and rip protected audio CDs

    I remember not buying clonecd because this was on the feature list.
  4. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I usually use Nero to make a backup of my music disc and then there is no protection there.
  5. scyto

    scyto Member

    hmm, though i just tried the discs again with AnyDVD unloaded and they indexed ok. There is some interaction of EMI disks and / or /nor AnyDVD - really odd.

    To be clear i have seen the failure at least a dozen time and 4 of those when i thought AnyDVD wasn't loaded.

  6. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I never owned a EMI Disc that I know of personally.
  7. Carolina Mike

    Carolina Mike Well-Known Member

    Not sure if AnyDVD can rip an EMI Copy Protected CD. Although if you do a Google search you can find various ways people have tried to copy certain EMI CD's.

    One way was to mount the CD in Daemon Tools and then rip it and others claim they can rip it in Linux or use CDex to rip to HD.

    Maybe James can pipe in and confirm EMI's CD's can be rippped w/ AnyDVD or give an alternative method to do so
  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    You can disable CDDA protection removal in AnyDVD settings if you like.
  9. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    AnyDVD does not rip (the AnyDVD "ripper" is a kludge to keep people happy), it removes protections so other programs can "rip" and makes a disc "playable" or "watchable".