[svlug] cdrecord and music

David Hummel ddhummel at pacbell.net
Wed Oct 8 16:18:49 PDT 2003


On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 03:08:39PM -0700, Sumeet Singh Parmar wrote:
> uh oh, another thought on the similar lines - make sure you use the
> 650MB/74min CD-Rs and not the 800MB+ ones.

Like recording speed, this shouldn't be an issue either.  All audio CD
players than conform to the Red Book and/or Orange Book standards should
be able to play 700MB (80 min) audio CDs.

On Wed, Oct 08, 2003 at 03:05:00PM, Rick Schultz wrote:
> One of the biggest differences (from the CD player's perspective)
> between burned CDs (that you record at home) and pressed CDs
> (manufactured in bulk, like the pre-recorded ones you buy at a music
> store) is the amount of light they reflect.  You can easily tell the
> difference by looking at them.  Some players just aren't sensitive
> enough to pick up on the light bouncing off a burned CD.

This is why the old dark green or blue CD-R media were so problematic in
older players.  More intense, lower-wavelength lasers combined with more
reflective dye-free media solved the problem.  Hence the advent of the
so called "CD-R/RW compatible" and "Multiread" players.

-David




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