View Full Version : music disc wont work on computer

michael y
27-09-2003, 09:22 PM
Hi guys,

recently my friend came back from China, he gave me a music disc to listen to (from china), anyways for some reason the computer will not play it but on both the dvd player and the micro-system it works fine.

running winxp sp1, asus CRW-4824A


Michael Y

Susan B
27-09-2003, 09:51 PM
What program are you trying to play it with on your computer?

michael y
27-09-2003, 09:59 PM
oops, i should of made myself more clear. The drive wont even read the disc, so i cant play it with any program at all.

27-09-2003, 10:01 PM
I have a few cd's that do that, brought in NZ, I have a Diamond Data CDRW (40x24x10)

27-09-2003, 10:09 PM
Disable auto-play,then use something like cdx(i think thats what its called)to extract the songs to your harddrive.

Thier idea of copy protection is putting data on the cd that confuses the computer as it tries to read it.

27-09-2003, 10:11 PM


Free mp3 ripper.

27-09-2003, 11:03 PM
This is an example of microsoft messing up again. It's a result of some security issues. It was addresed in a pcworld mag a few months back. Can you run copied audio disks? Is it just the one audio disk that won't work?

michael y
27-09-2003, 11:21 PM
yep, i can run the audio disks i backed up.

michael y
28-09-2003, 12:43 AM
hey everyone

I tried running cdex but no go, I disabled auto-play by going to gpedit, ran cdex and then loaded in the disk but no disk was detected. I tried my copied disk and it was detected after a couple of seconds.

"smashedlittlebugger" i dont ahve the pcworld disks, so i cant get the security updates, is it possible to get it from microsoft website??

thx guys

Michael Y

28-09-2003, 12:54 AM
Is it possible this disc is actually a dvd-audio disc? Can you confirm it is actually a cd.

Try EAC (http://www.exactaudiocopy.de) out, it is very good for defeating copy protection.

michael y
28-09-2003, 12:04 PM
Ok will try out EAC, and yeah i have confirmed the disc is actually a cd, since I tried playing it on the cd-player and it worked, tried it on my discman and it also worked.

Michael Y

28-09-2003, 01:08 PM
How about telling us about the CD? Who is the artist, etc? Some new audio CD protections prevent playback on a PC.


michael y
29-09-2003, 07:45 PM
cd consists of various chinese artists. On the top it says MP3... sorry cant remember the rest, since i have recently lent it to my friend.


Michael Y