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 Post subject: what's the difference between Data Cd-R and music CD-R?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:47 am 
Little Foot
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what is the difference between data CD-R and music CD-R? can I use music CD-R to burn data? thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:23 am 
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I could be wrong, but as far as i know, there is no difference. I believe it is just how they are marketed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:24 am 
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music cd-r is made to play within music player (ie: boombox, home theater, cd players, etc)

why not just burn your data cds in the "data" setting?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:56 am 
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BiggPa wrote:
music cd-r is made to play within music player (ie: boombox, home theater, cd players, etc)

why not just burn your data cds in the "data" setting?


IIRC, that's not up to the media so much as it's up to the player (DVD player, CD player, car, etc.)

Depending on the burning program, those options can be difficult to find, but often enough they'll be kind enough to know what type of data you want to burn.

*^to original poster*

What type of media do you have and what type of burning software?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:16 pm 
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THe so-called "Audio" CD-Rs are different in only one way: they have a special tag in the media that says "I am an audio disc." The only reason to buy one is if you have one of those crappy Phillips stand-alone CD burners.

Just to clarify, a non-"Audio" CD-R will play in regular CD players (for the most part!). The only thing is some set top boxes cannot BURN to non-"Audio" discs.

buy the regular type. the only exception would be vebatim's digital vinyl, because it is great for archiving.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:21 pm 
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ah... finally, I am back!!! thanks to deject, and chamsalot.

the reason I asked about the music CDs and data CDs is merely curiorsity. Sometimes, Bestbuy have those music CDs on sale, so i am just wondering if I could use them to burn data.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:30 pm 
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emanresu wrote:
ah... finally, I am back!!! thanks to deject, and chamsalot.

the reason I asked about the music CDs and data CDs is merely curiorsity. Sometimes, Bestbuy have those music CDs on sale, so i am just wondering if I could use them to burn data.


yes, you can burn data to the so called "Audio" CD-Rs.

oh and you're welcome!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:59 am 
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audio cd-r's used to include a royalty on the cost of the discs so the music industry would get a kick back.

in addition audio cd's had a different coating (silver) where data cd-r's had a blue coating/green coating. it used to be said that the silver coating was of higher quality and yielded better burns. through the years with improvements in technology, that may or may not be the case anymore.

as for burning, i havent been able to use data cd-rs in a music cd burner, but i have been able to get some music cd-rs to burn in a computer. but why would i do that when music cd-rs cost more money?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:36 am 
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ah ha! thank you auralis... your info is exactly what I was looking for.

so after all, the music cds are different than the data cds. yeah, i remember those blue CDr back in the days... they didn't work too well. but nowadays, almost all the CDRs are light in color.


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