Re: [rumori] Napster-Proof CDs

From: Every Man (
Date: Tue Mar 27 2001 - 14:11:09 PST

At 04:38 PM 3/27/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>Of course you can digitally record any sound, but you still would be
>recording an analog signal coming out of whatever player, and that signal
>will have a slight loss of quality as compared to the original.

But aren't mp3's also a slight loss of quality? I thought that was what they
were trying to prevent.

>The copy-protection people want to keep you from making digital "copies" which
>are as perfect a sample as the "original copy." Although digital copies are
>still not "1 for 1," they are just as good as the original, which is why
>the Industry says it's piracy. Digital copies are also MUCH faster to
>execute than an analog copy. Think, you can rip to your HDD at 8 times
>realtime, but you can't do a playback of the same CD at 8-speed and still
>get the same quality (given that your CD player can play CDs at 8X real
>time ;^)

Well, I would rip it analog once to digital, and then make digital copies from
the new digital master I made. 'tis true, though, analog is slightly lossy,
but I'd deal with it.

>As digital copy-protection becomes more "rampant" I think hifi A/D-D/A
>machines will become more commonplace. Buy stock.

I've not heard of these machines either, what are they?

Every Man
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