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This may be a very strange question.

I noticed that a burned CD-R and an empty CD-R is different if you watch the recording surface carefully. Now I want to burn some words (visible to human but not CD drives) on the disk. So I tried to use a marker to write something on the CD-R (recording surface) and burn it in a CD-R drive. But unfortunately, the burning process failed as soon as the laser hit the written word on the disk. Is there any method for me to force the software and drive burn the CD-R ignoring any error?

Thank you very much!


Some drives have such functions, namely LabelFlash or DiskT@2 etc. But these technologies all require special CD-R drives which I don't have. Is there any way to realize such technology with software methods?

I also find someone did this several years ago:

But the project is still in prelimilary state, and the author didn't update it afterwards. Are there any more mature and feasible methods?

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do you actually want to use the CD-R for anything afterwards? – Journeyman Geek Aug 3 '12 at 6:49
I don't quite get it. What is the point of writing something if it should not be readable afterwards? Why do you write at all? – Marco Aug 3 '12 at 6:52
Actually I want to write something readable in the inner area of the disk. And I want to burn some human visible words on the useless outer area. Is it possible? – james Aug 3 '12 at 7:02
I vaguely remember there was a tool that created a file specifically to get words on a CD R. Can't remember what it was called tho ;p – Journeyman Geek Aug 3 '12 at 7:30
Are you looking to affectingly just write words on the CD surface (and therefore not readable by a CD player)? If so, does it have to be done via a CD burner? – Dave Aug 3 '12 at 7:46

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