Originally Posted by BearGator56
Yep. That's how it works. Probably something to do with "piracy" laws to avoid people burning multiple copies of a CD for "distribution." You'd think it was meth, not music. lol
Maybe Setter knows a way to back up as lossless, dunno.
Yeah, that's another reason to get away from these proprietary systems. WAY too limiting. I was first drawn to MCX (and this thread) many years ago when I first jumped into digital music storing vs the old CD method. But I found Yamaha's MCX and a number of other hardware devices far too expensive, way too limiting, very restrictive in user experience (just as you are experiencing with simply wanting to backup YOUR OWN purchased lossless music). So if your MCX hdd crashed you are simply SOL for your lossless rips? That's crazy.
For a fraction of the price and no proprietary issues and far fewer limitations I went with a true networked audio solution offering incredible flexibility which I still use today. My four networked players + laptop music server cost in total not even half what a single MCX was going for then. Lossless music, numerous audio formats supported, internet radio, streaming services, pod casts, all Sync'd to all four players throughout my home. Don't always use Sync (each player can play independantly) and no local server needed for internet content.
....... and MY music library is in use in multiple locations including home, two cars, vacation home, boat (not mine, but my music is with me).
..... and all accessible from my phone!