How to defeat copy protection on Velvet Revolver "Contraband"

Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by MikeLastort2, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    Aptly named release. It really pisses me off that trying to copy this thing to my newly acquired free iPod didn't work until I googled "Velvet Revolver Copy Protection."

    A few results

    Is it any wonder people hate the RIAA so much? I bought the damned CD. I have an iPod. I should be able to copy music to the iPod without jumping through these hoops.
  2. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    you know what's funny?
    I was in the market for an ipod (and got it yesterday) and was downloading all my cds to my computer. there were two I had that were copy protected -- a wildhearts cd, and silvertide -- neither would play on my PC with Windows XP so I resigned myself to having to buy them on Itunes to get them on my ipod. But I bought a mac about a month ago, too ... and the cds each play just fine on the mac. they ripped just fine, despite saying copy protected on the label. and i didn't do anything to circumvent it either.

    but velvet revolver ... i've ripped that cd on both my pc and my mac with no trouble. did you just get the new version of the cd with the bonus tracks? I wonder if that cd is different thant he original cd they issued.
    on that topic I hate when bands do that ... don't release the albumn a second time and screw over the fans who bought it in the first place. if you must release a special edition, they should make the new tracks available on their website to the fans who bought the original cd in the first place.
    off topic rant is over ...
  3. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    The one I have has 13 tracks. I think that's the original, not a special edition.

    Glad to know that defeating the copy protection is so easy. What the R.I.A.A. doesn't realize is that as soon as they release a copy protected CD, thousands of people will start working on ways to defeat the protection.

    What really really sucks is that the only "legal" way to copy the thing to your iPod is to buy the release again from the iTunes store. What aload of crap that is.
  4. YanksFC

    YanksFC Member

    Feb 3, 2000
    Liverpool FC
    I have an iBook and I've never had any trouble importing copy protected CDs.
  5. patrickdavila

    patrickdavila Member

    Jan 13, 1999
    Easton, PA
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ripped and burned in linux without any issues.

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