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Music CD-Rs VS Data CD-Rs

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by Elecctric, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. Elecctric

    Elecctric Member

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    Hi....
    This is my first time on this forum.
    Is there a major difference between Music CD-R's and Regular Data CD-R's??
    I just started burning all sorts of mpegs and jpegs onto Cd's from my computer. I have been using Maxell Music CD-R's. Are Data CD's different??
    Thanks,
    Alan
     
  2. thargor

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    Hi Elecctric and welcome.

    Personally I use whatever type of CDr will play in my Car. I believe from posts a while back that Music CDrs have a more dense backing. I usually buy my blanks from computer fairs as they are the cheapest source I have found.

    Hope this helps?

    Thargor
     
  3. 2005

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    I dont think there is a difference really...
     
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    i use data cd's to burn music files on, and they play fine.
     
  5. timcupery

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    To my knowledge, the diff between "music" and regular (aka "data") cd-r discs is that music discs are slightly more expensive because the RIAA gets a cut. The only technical difference is that "music" or "audio" cd-r discs have a flag that allows them to be used in dedicated standalone cd-authoring machines.
     
  6. Elecctric

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    Thanks for all your help guys!!!!
    Alan
     
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    I read one time that the Music CD's are for use on a home recorder but will work on a computer as well, where data cd's are strictly for computer use.
     
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    To my knowledge, there is no technical difference between music and data cd-r's, except that music cd-r's have a flag which allows them to be used on standalone burners. Computers will play either, and most regular cd-players can play cd-r's as well. I think that an older cd player that can't read cd-r's won't be able to read them regardless of whether they're "music" or "data" cd-r's.
     

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