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    How do I rip an SACD?

    Hi, I have a Macbook (running Snow Leopard) and a PC (running Win 7). Does anyone know how to rip an SACD so I can use it on my computer? Thanks and please keep it very basic for someone not as computer savvy as many of you out there.
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    Mike,
    Here is a full thread about it.
    SACD ripping using your PS3 (part 2)

    We've discussed it in literally hundreds of posts. If you want my guide (SACD Ripping For Dummies PDF), please PM me. You need one of four models of an older SACD-capable PS3 machine, with firmware less than or equal to 3.55. Then you need some software tools (in my links in my guide package). Once ripped, you can then use your Mac or Windows pc to extract DSD files for playback to a DAC (using sacd_extract.exe). If the DAC is not DSD-capable you need to convert (or have the player convert) those DSD files to PCM. All of this is detailed in the guide, or on the attached thread, and several others.

    I pre-emptively sent you a PM.
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    Once the SACD patents expire there should be computer SACD player and ripping programs, e.g. JRMC. So the mess will have an end... :-))
    SACD patents supposedly will expire in 2014 according to some source I cannot identify anymore. Anybody knowledgeable to comment/ confirm?

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    Answered elsewhere. Please don't multi-post, especially 4+!
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    Someone at A-Circle is selling a verified one for $300 plus shipping!

    FS: PS3 ready to rip SACDs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredoDeVille View Post
    Once the SACD patents expire there should be computer SACD player and ripping programs, e.g. JRMC. So the mess will have an end... :-))
    SACD patents supposedly will expire in 2014 according to some source I cannot identify anymore. Anybody knowledgeable to comment/ confirm?
    I'm not sure about the patents, but there are other factors involved.

    SACD is copyprotected, and even if the protection has been cracked, it's still illegal to rip the discs, and software for that purpose would also be illegal.

    So even if it was possible to sell SACD drives for a PC, there would be no legit software for it. Under these circumstances, would a manufacturer sell such drives, especially since the market is very small?
    Claude

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatManDo View Post
    I'm not sure about the patents, but there are other factors involved.

    SACD is copyprotected, and even if the protection has been cracked, it's still illegal to rip the discs, and software for that purpose would also be illegal.

    So even if it was possible to sell SACD drives for a PC, there would be no legit software for it. Under these circumstances, would a manufacturer sell such drives, especially since the market is very small?
    Can there be a little bit of basic good judgement when posting about something quite a few people here do - you are basically saying that those who rip SACD's are committing a crime, and that Ted b is committing a crime - on a public forum??

    Sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Hutton View Post
    Can there be a little bit of basic good judgement when posting about something quite a few people here do - you are basically saying that those who rip SACD's are committing a crime, and that Ted b is committing a crime - on a public forum??

    Sheesh.
    I certainly agree with you but if you are discouraging the dissemination of this kind of information it might have been better to make your post a private message and let this thread die a natural death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roccoriley View Post
    I certainly agree with you but if you are discouraging the dissemination of this kind of information it might have been better to make your post a private message and let this thread die a natural death.
    I was more or less hoping the posts would be deleted.

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    What I post is just common knowledge. Ripping copyprotected discs (SACD, Blu-ray, DVD) is against copyright law. Generally it is being tolerated as far as private users go. I'm also ripping DVD-A and Blu-ray discs for my own usage.

    But it's different for companies. Try to find Blu-ray ripping software offered by a US or european business. There is none. The tools are either circulating "underground" or are being offered by companies with an address on some small island.

    That's the dilemma I'm pointing out. You can't legally offer SACD ripping software, and that would make it difficult to create a market for SACD drives. For Blu-ray drives on the other hand there is a legit market (software players, Blu-ray as a storage format, etc).
    Claude