Cactus Data Shield 200
- Yesterday I was browsing through my sister's CDs, and found that she
has the copy-protected Natalie Imbruglia's White Lilies Island. As
there was a lot of talk, how "good" this copy protection is, I tested
the CD in my CD-ROMs. Results:
SAMSUNG SC-140B: can't read, Detect TOC manually doesn't work.
Extraction isn't possible ("Cannot detect matching read command for
this drive" error).
PIONEER DVD-103s: on inserting it displays (randomly) 1 - 10 audio
tracks (of 12, other are shown as Data), other tracks as data (except
for the last shown audio track, they can be extracted immediately).
Detect TOC manually works in 1 of 3 tries (other times it either loops
forever in Detecting Layout window until it ends with Unhandled
exception error, or it only detects one audio and one data track, both
are marked as Track 13). When TOC is successfully detected manually,
all tracks can be extracted.
TEAC CD-R55S: the biggest surprise of all, it immediately detects all
12 audio tracks, and doesn't even see the data track (seems like it
ignores the "bad" TOC). Extraction works immediately.
Anyway, the CD works fine in all "normal" CD players I have, but fails
in PlayStation2, which can't read the 1st track (the only way to play
it is to start playing track 2, and then rewind back to first 10
seconds of track 1).
Jernej Simoncic, jernej.simoncic@...
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