Who are the idiots that make the player that comes with the Norah Jones CDs? I mean, that is probably the uglies and most badly written thing I've seen in my entire life. It crashes for no apparent reason, when you remove a cd with the thing still playing it send you "Abort, Retry, Fail" dialogs for each and every song on the CD and did I mention it's UI is probably the ugliest thing I've seen after my aunt Zelda?
Well, that's the danger of outsourcing. But I bet they saved a ton of money!
I had this crazy idea that I'd play it with my regular player, which says Panasonic on the front and doesn't involve my computer at all. Works like a charm.
You're a genius, Clay, a genuine genius!
Well, I can't afford a player so I use my computer.
So, the nature of the problem is that ... you can't hear Norah Jones sing?
You could probably hold down shift and stop the auto-play. Be careful, you might be sued under the DMCA.
Is the problem that you can't play the CD without using the player software the publisher provides (i.e. you cannot just slot it into your computer and listen to it like any regular CD)?
>probably the uglies and most badly written thing I've seen in my entire life
Anyone who buys DRM-laden crap gets what they deserve.
Rip the audio with cdrwin/nero and ignore the bundled player?
I can't rip the cd because it's copy protected.
Hey buddy, you CAN rip it. As was mentioned earlier, bypass the autoplay by holding down SHIFT for...about 30 seconds after you put the disc in. As long as it doesn't autorun, you'll be fine.
My wife bought me the latest Bob Dylan box set (yes, I'm a fan, and no he doesn't sing, he kinda whines).
RP: A portable CD player can be had for $20 on Amazon. Of course, you probably want to spend a little more to get a better quality unit.
Return it to the store. It's a defective CD.
I agree with Ian.
Ricardo Antunes da Costa
Like it has been stated, its autorun that is the culprit. It launces a process which hogs the CD drive. Either, bypass the autorun or, terminate the process' it starts and youll get your drive back.
I hit a similar problem with a different CD, so I downloaded it with Kazaa. Ironic, eh?
Return it to the store.
Actually those CD's legally aren't even CD's. Philips does not allow the use of the Compact Disk logo on those disks.
"Felt Tip Marker Defeats Copy-Protected CDs"
The Bob Dylan boxset doesn't rip because they're SACDs, not regular redbook CDs, I believe. They have a layer that's compatible with regular CD players, but many computer CDROMs have issues with SACDs.
A PS2 Programmer
Bob Dylan? Is he still around?
Alive and well and living with Jim Morrison
I heard Jimmy Hoffa was their neighbour
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