2. That's NOT true that all plextor drivers are good at ripping protected CDs. In the test I've done, PX-716A with the latest firmware performed really badly compared to Yamaha CRW-F1. Maybe some different harware revisions produce different results.
4. The best way to rip is any ripper in burst mode at lowest speed. My tests showed that using C2 correction or another errror-correction mode produces worst results. IMO this is because these errors are incorrectable, so even if the drives tries to read it a lot of time it will never be able to read it correctly. I con't know the technical reason for that, but it seems that burst mode lets the drive "ignore" these errors.
5. It seems that some softwares as AnyDVD or DVDRegionFree+CSS make it easier for a CD/DVD driver to "ignore" these errors. (...but I really don't know how... Maybe it interpolates C2 errors, who knows ?!)I'm waiting for your feedback! Bye
Giopar. I do not believe this. Could you tell me your source regarding this claim?
The "protection" on the audio session is not actually "protection" - it's just damage, pure and simple.So, I conclude that we're not discussing how to rip a "copy-protected audio-CD" (such a thing does not exist) but rather we're discussing how t rip a deliberately damaged audio-CD
As to whether or not we're allowed discussing these things on HA... well I don't know about the HA policy, but legally, I'm pretty sure we are not prosecutable under the DMCA.
Wikipedia even demonstrates how to get around the new standard, called Copy Control.
Then, use the "Detect TOC manually" option (under "Action" -> "TOC Alterations").