I cannot prove to you that SafeAudio will play in most ordinary players, because I have neither a SafeAudio disc nor a wide selection of players at hand, nor do I have you present.
Let me get this straight.
You don't have any SafeAudio discs.
Yet you're refuting the claim the author makes based on, what, a MacroVision marketing blurb?
Come on. Let's get real here. Out of all the MP3s and Oggs I have, 100% of them are from CDs I own. By introducing errors to the CDs, I can't rip one of these CDs in my CD-ROM drive, slap the Oggs on a ZIP or CDR, and take it to work with me without irritating my coworkers with a constant "POP! POP! POP! POP! POP!"
And, coincidentally, no CD-ROM drive that I've ever run into is as fault-tolerant while playing audio CDs as "real" CD players.
I buy the music for entertainment. By a strange coincidence, this annoying hindrance is being foisted upon me by the entertainment industry.
I think the real point is that, rather than trying to annoy the piss out of MP3 traders, they should be getting to the real solution, providing pay services that are as convenient as Napster.
Or maybe the point is that CD-ROM manufacturers should be working to improve audio CD playback. ;-)
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