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I have a question for the experts.This was posted some time ago in a different forum but I didn't get any replies. This has been driving me crazy ever since mp3 cd's were conceptualized and adopted. Now most Compact DIsc players/DVD players have this capability. But there has always been a flaw and hindrance as far as the MiniDisc's compatibly with said MP3 CDs. Someone PLEASE give me your thoughts or ideas. Or perhaps an answer (Steven...cough cough cough). Read below to understand exactly what my problem is: I prefer to record optically from a CD to the MD in HI-SP mode or Linear PCM, rather than connecting the machine to a PC and transferring tracks from Sonicstage to the MD disc. For some reason it sounds better like this to me. I was over a friends house and they had a lot of music on their computer that I liked. So I quickly installed Sonicstage on their computer and burned 38 songs to a CD in MP3 format. I didn't have my RH-10 with me so I had to burn an actual CD. When I got home I put the CD in my Sony CD/DVD Changer Model# DVP-NC655P that is capable of playing MP3 CD's. The quality surprisingly sounded very acceptable. Next I attempted to start the recording with the optical in attached and the RH10. BAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE DREADED AND LOATHSOME NO DIGITAL COPY MESSAGE!!!!!!!! WHY WHY WHY WHY????? THIS DOESNT MAKE ANY SENSE!!!! If I were to re-burn THOSE EXACT TRACKS to a standard audio cd, they would record to the RH-10 just fine....WTF!!!!!!!????????? Does anyone know a way around this rather than re-burning multiple audio CD's containing all the songs packed on the MP3 disc and recording optically from them? What a waste of blank CD media!!!!!!!!!!! I am baffled as to why I can record a FACTORY COPY PROTECTED CD and upload it to any computer unlimited times, but an MP3 CD wont record at all due to some kind of SCMS (Serial Copy Management System). Retarded! What a joke...... Does sonicstage encode MP3 cd's with some kind of SCMS that a normal LOSSLESS CD burned and copied doesn't have for some reason?? Would the RH10 allow the recording from MP3 CD if I burned them with another program? Or are all MP3 cd's played with a Sony CD player flagged with copy protection to the MD? Anyone's help is greatly appreciated! Thanks for the input, Sean
Hi Everyone, I need some help, I am trying to record a "Pink Floyd Live" DVD to my MZ-RH10 with the optical out from my dvd player. It says "No Digital Copy," which is fine because the disc must have some sort of SCM encoded onto it. My question is: why can I record CD's with no problem unlimited times to MD's with the RH-10, but not a DVD? I have tried multiple DVD players, I have tried hooking up an external sound card to my laptop with a SPDIF out to the MD, I have even tried hooking my laptop up via HDMI to my tv and using the optical out on the tv to the MD but somehow the SCM signal makes it all the way through to the unit. This is the same if I burn an MP3 CD, and try to play it with my sony 5 DIsc DVD/CD changer model NC655P, it also says "No Digital Copy!" I am kind of shocked because I can record FACTORY RELEASED ALBUMS....AS MANY TIMES AS I WANT from the same unit to my RH-10. Why can't I record audio from a DVD? Why can't I record MP3 CD's that I made...but can record copyrighted factory Albums? This makes no sense to me. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE does anyone know a workaround to this? I can record it via analog in but I want the lossless digital copy via optical recorded to HI-MD Linear PCM. Please let me know if anyone has any ideas...or can explain to me the concept behind this copyright protection. I don't understand how it works. Thanks So Much!! Sean