Celine Dion Kills iMacs!

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Reason # 58271 to hate Celine Dion



Apparently, a Celine Dion CD (Who would buy this?) has a copy protection measure that will make it unreadable by Macs/PC and could result in having the Mac go to the shop for repair.
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  • Reply 1 of 65
    [quote]Originally posted by MajorMatt:

    <strong>Apparently, a Celine Dion CD (Who would buy this?) has a copy protection measure that will make it unreadable by Macs/PC...</strong><hr></blockquote>That's good news, because with a bit of luck fewer people will buy her "music". Won't stop Leonis though, I guess



    - T.I.
  • Reply 2 of 65
    jambojambo Posts: 3,036member
    What a shame that this thread isn't titled 'iMac kills Celine Dion'



    J :cool:
  • Reply 3 of 65
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    [quote]Originally posted by MajorMatt:

    <strong>Reason # 58271 to hate Celine Dion</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yeah, because she is tightly in charge of how her CDs are produced. The record company and producers don't have any say in it.
  • Reply 4 of 65
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    [quote]Originally posted by CosmoNut:

    <strong>Yeah, because she is tightly in charge of how her CDs are produced. The record company and producers don't have any say in it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Nice sarcasm.



    Question for you:



    If Celine liked Macs and wanted to get the protection off of her CD, you really think she couldn't do anything to convince her record company to change anything?



    [ 05-10-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
  • Reply 5 of 65
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    It runs fine on PCs?! I thought this new crap of hers (not the music, the CD ) did that on COMPUTERS, not just Macs.



    If it's just Macs, then jesus... guess I have to kill her.
  • Reply 6 of 65
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    [quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:

    <strong>

    If Celine liked Macs and wanted to get the protection off of her CD, you really think she couldn't do anything to convince her record company to change anything?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Oh, she probably could if she was a squeaky wheel about it. But remember: The copy protection is for PCs and Macs. Taking it off to fix the problem with Macs would leave the CD vulnerable to PC users. Also, many individual artists have very little to do with the production of the album itself, save looking at the artwork and agreeing to it. The record company could just say to her, "part of your contract includes producing the CDs with whatever copy protection we want." If she doesn't like it, she may have to find another record company. That's just speculation, though.
  • Reply 7 of 65
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    [quote]Originally posted by CosmoNut:

    <strong>The copy protection is for PCs and Macs.</strong><hr></blockquote>Whoops -- my bad. I forgot it was like that for both platform. Though, I'm fairly sure I've read about ways a PC can circumvent the protection and allow the drive to access and read the disc as a normal CD player would. On a Mac, that isn't possible because of how a disc has to be mounted, IIRC.
  • Reply 8 of 65
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    picture == thousand words







    Heh heh.
  • Reply 9 of 65
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    [quote]Originally posted by The Installer:

    <strong>That's good news, because with a bit of luck fewer people will buy her "music". Won't stop Leonis though, I guess



    - T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Her CDs in North America doesn't have that stupid copy protection "feature"
  • Reply 10 of 65
    ipadipad Posts: 18member
    Well let's just all be thankful for this.
  • Reply 11 of 65
    majukimajuki Posts: 114member
    The "copy protection" is merely bad blocks written on the CD. It will cause CD-ROMs to barf, because the CD-ROM will think the disc is bad. The solution for PC's is a Windows app called CD Paranoia. It will detect bad blocks. So, if you encounter a disc (btw, you can't legally call these things CD's - they don't meet the CDDA specification), take it to a windows box and use CD paranoia to get a perfect rip. Then make 100 copies and mail it to the record company.
  • Reply 12 of 65
    [quote]Originally posted by Leonis:

    <strong>



    Her CDs in North America doesn't have that stupid copy protection "feature" </strong><hr></blockquote>Got you



    - T.I.
  • Reply 13 of 65
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by Leonis:

    <strong>



    Her CDs in North America doesn't have that stupid copy protection "feature" </strong><hr></blockquote>



    It's because that Europeans PC and Mac have to be protected against Celine Dion
  • Reply 14 of 65
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    That is why EU is so great. It protects us from genmanipulated crops, Hormone meat and Celine Dion
  • Reply 15 of 65
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by Anders:

    <strong>That is why EU is so great. It protects us from genmanipulated crops, Hormone meat and Celine Dion </strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 16 of 65
    One question though, who the hell buys her "art" then (apart from Leonis, that is)?



    At least Mariah Carey is well built



    - T.I.
  • Reply 17 of 65
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    [quote]Originally posted by The Installer:

    <strong>One question though, who the hell buys her "art" then (apart from Leonis, that is)?



    At least Mariah Carey is well built



    - T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    I must confess that i have bought some years ago a CD from her 'd'eux" written by JJ Goldmann. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    Worse i liked her songs :o



    [ 05-11-2002: Message edited by: powerdoc ]</p>
  • Reply 18 of 65
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Now the discussion has turn to European vs America



    Anyway. My taste on songs has change very drastically in the last two years.



    Has turned from pop to new age / celtic / classical stuff....still listen to american pop but not as much as before



    I know that even I tell Mr. The Installer that I am grown he will still treat me like a teen who loves those teen junks <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />



    [ 05-11-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
  • Reply 19 of 65
    kelibkelib Posts: 740member
    [quote]Originally posted by MajorMatt:

    <strong>Reason # 58271 to hate Celine Dion



    Apparently, a Celine Dion CD (Who would buy this?) has a copy protection measure that will make it unreadable by Macs/PC and could result in having the Mac go to the shop for repair.</strong><hr></blockquote> Please lock all her cd's like that. But why the h*** shouldn't I be entitled to listen to all my CD's on my puter??? This is ridiculous really. When CD's first came around in the 80's the price of an LP went up because of supposed increased production costs. Of course they haven't lowered the price since then. I just think the whole fvcking music industry is being to greedy. The future of Internet broadcasting hangs in the balance because of ridiculous 'credit demands' and now they want to stop me from listening to music from the CD player of my puter as I might be making illegal copies and distributing them. Next they will try and charge of for our hearing.



    [ 05-11-2002: Message edited by: kelib ]</p>
  • Reply 20 of 65
    [quote]Originally posted by Leonis:

    [QBI know that even I tell Mr. The Installer that I am grown he will still treat me like a teen who loves those teen junks <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> [/QB]<hr></blockquote>Just answer one question, Leonis, have you got a g/f at present? There you are then



    BTW I ain't got one either



    - T.I.
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