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15 Dec 2005

Corrupted Disc

I've encountered my first EMI Copy Controlled disk: Alain Souchon - "La Vie Theodore". It's not a real CD, so there is no guarantee that it will pay on any particular kind of CD player. When you play it on a civilised computer without installing some dodgy software from EMI the drive reports all sorts of errors. It's a kind of broken Red Book disk, it's broken to confuse a multi-standard computer CD player but not a more simplistic domestic audio player.

As a result it's not playable on older Windows computers, Linux systems or many modern CD multi standard CD or DVD player. The errors on the disc also mean that the disc is very sensitive to damage as it has less redundancy than a real CD.