[rumori] re: MP3s: pay-to-play: CDDB (fwd)

From: Taylor McLaren (toastATprimus.ca)
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 20:30:33 PST

MEEP! { brad brace } <bbraceATeskimo.com> wrote:
>On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, Reed Hedges wrote:
>> no, it sends the cd serial number (or whatever) to the server, which
>CDs have digital serial numbers? Where? Distinct numbers?
No, definitely *not* distinct numbers, but rather numbers based largely
(I'm guessing) on track times taken in sequence. It's possible, for
example, to play a copy of the John Balance benefit album, _Foxtrot_, with
a CDDB-enabled player and be told that it's some goofy folk album about
King Arthur. (At least, it *was* when _Foxtrot_ was first released... the
confusion on the Coil list was entertaining.) With the insertion of
judicious pauses, it would probably be possible to make a CD-R copy of one
album look like another, though I can't really see why anybody would bother.


Rumori, the Detritus.net Discussion List
to unsubscribe, send mail to majordomoATdetritus.net
with "unsubscribe rumori" in the message body.
Rumori list archives & other information are at

Home | Detrivores | Rhizome | Archive | Projects | Contact | Help | Text Index

[an error occurred while processing this directive] N© Detritus.net. Sharerights extended to all.