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C D RR. FORMATTING

By loganjac ·
WHAT IS THE DIFRENCE IN FOREMATTING CD RR. DISK TO USE FOR MUSIC RECORDING OR DATA. (NOT ON SAME DISK)WHERE DO I GET THE DIFFRENT FORMATS,AND HOW DO I USE THEM.I WANT TO USE THE DISK AS I WOULD A FLOPPY.ANY OTHER ADVICE. PLEASE KEEP AS SIMPLE AS POSSIBLE.REGARDS JACQUELINE.

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by TheChas In reply to C D RR. FORMATTING

Ther is only one format that I am aware of for the CD-RW disks, that you can use like a floppy. There are different implementations of the "UDF" format, but they all follow the same rules.

Roxio refers to their CD-RW formating program as "Direct-CD". It formats the CD-RW disk the first time you insert it into the drive, and informs you when you insert or remove the disk from the drive.

To copy files onto the disk, once it is formatted, you just open your file manager, and drop and drag files over to the CD-RW drive.

Not all CD-ROM drives can read the CD-RW disks. Generally drives that are 32X or faster have no trouble. Drives between 12X and 32X vary. Few drives below 12X can read CD-RW disks. This is a hardware / firmware problem.

The problem comes when you want to use a CD-RW for music.
If you are going to use it only on a PC, there are no real issues.

However, if you want to play a CD-RW disk on an audio CD player you need to know about the player.
Most audio CD players are NOT CD-RW compatable. Some of the ones that are CD-RW capable, do not play drop and drag style recorded disks.

I bought my kids CD-RW capable CD players. They can play CD-RW disks, but they have to record them as a normal CD. Theonly advantage is that they can erase these disks.

The "Music" CD's that you see in the stores are required for the home audio CD recorders. They have a special code built into them. Part of the price for these is a royalty to the RIAA for the lost revenue from copying music.

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by TravW In reply to C D RR. FORMATTING

Formatting a CR-RW is not teh same as formatting a floppy disk.
Formatting a floppy disk is in effect laying down "tracks" for the data to "sit" on.
Think train tracks. The train can only go where the tracks are.
By formatting a CD-RW you are only removing any previously stored information there, there is no need to lay down tracks.
You should be able to burn music to a CD-RW without problems, however you may have some dificulty in finding a CD player that will accept a CD-RW.
You will have no problems with burning data to a CD-RW and using it much the same way as a floppy.

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