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CD-Writer and CD-R / CD-RW Disks

By kather0525 ·
Hello.

I was wondering if it's possible to get a program that will erase CD-R disks? If the writer can make these CDs empty somehow would be usful. A program that could re-open closed CDs would be great too. I am writing music and burning CD's like crazy !

I guess I'm trying to find a way to be able to erase the data after I've played it on a regular home / car CD player or re-open a closed CD so that I can add/erase. This same CD must be playable on a regular home / Car CD player.

My speakers for my PC don't really do justice on determining if the recording is sound or not. I have to waste a CD-R by closing the session, going to a CD player to hear it, and if the mix is no good then I have to trash the CD and use another one. This is when I only have a couple of songs on it too !

Maybe there is an option for my CD-RWs to play on a regular CD player, then erase it if the recording is not mixed right. I tried closing the CD on a CD-RW CD, but regular CD players still won't recongnize it as a valid audio CD.

I am using Roxio 5 Easy CD Creator Platinum edition.

My CD writer is an LG Goldstar 8032B, and I'm using WIN 98, my PC is a PII 233mhz, 256 RAM.

Let me know if there is a way around all of this.

Thanks in advance,

Kelly

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by TheChas In reply to CD-Writer and CD-R / CD-R ...

Sorry, CD-R's are a write once media.
It has to do with the chemical structure of the disk. There is no way to reuse a bad CD-R.

As to your recording problems, Roxio has a few hints published on their web site.

From memory, here is a condensed list of tips from Roxio and others to assure the best chance of success in recording.

For audio CDs, select disk at once instead of track at once.
Also, close the CD.

Close ALL background programs. (I even have to do this with my 4X CD-RW.Close all programs in the system tray.
Use Alt-Ctrl-Del to find other running programs.
You only need Explorer, and your CD software.

Have the CD-RW drive on a seperate IDE channel all by itself.
This is most important if you are copying filesfrom another CD.
If you need extra IDE channels to do this, install an inexpensive ($30) PCI IDE card, and connect your hard drive to the new card.

Chas

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by kather0525 In reply to CD-Writer and CD-R / CD-R ...

Chas !

Thanks for your help! I will be using the disk/session at once option.

Thanks again !

Kel

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by jeremyrem In reply to CD-Writer and CD-R / CD-R ...

you could always get a better pc audio system or if u have a dvd player u could use cdrws.

list of dvd playes + when they can read
http://www.vcdhelp.com/dvdplayers.php

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by kather0525 In reply to CD-Writer and CD-R / CD-R ...

Looks like it's time for a DVD.

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by kather0525 In reply to CD-Writer and CD-R / CD-R ...

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