Questions specific to writing to CDs (see also [burning] and [dvd-burning])

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Is there a free or cheap and reliable ISO burning software for Windows? [closed]

I'd like to burn CD iso files and DVD iso files on Windows using my DVD burner. What software is the cheapest (retail, not using bit torrents) or free and doesn't contain adware or malware? EDIT: @...
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Reducing CD burn speed beyond that allowed by Windows Media Player?

I a trying to burn an audio CD, but I keep getting burn errors. That is probably because my minimum burn speed is 16x (as detected by Windows Media Player). How can I reduce the burn speed to 2x or ...
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CD with huge file sizes (50 GB)

Friend has CD that should have had pictures on it. Files size of the JPG's are huge. 600 MB each. There are a few normal size files on it. Obviously a CD cannot hold that much capacity. It ...
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How to burn an audio CD in Windows 10

I used to use the built in Windows Media Player to burn audio CDs under Win 8. Now that it has been removed in Windows 10 is there a built in option to do this? If there is not what would you ...
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Is it possible to rewrite CD-R, DVD-R, Bluray-R discs with a modified firmware?

I know there were no such hacks observed. But if we consider case of corporate attack (firmware virus created by ROM device producing corporation itself) on privacy of a person. Would it be possible ...
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Does a CD-R store information about the computer which created it? [duplicate]

I'm most interested about this in Windows computers. When you burn a CD or DVD, does the disc contain metadata or some other information about the computer which burned it (i.e., computer name, owner, ...
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Meaning of 16 in raw DAO16 CD-writing mode

Can anybody explain why is there 16 in the DAO16 (P and Q subchannels) writing mode's name? It should be 24 (one subchannel consists of 96 bits = 12 bytes) or 22 (if Q subchannel's CRC (16 bits = 2 ...
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Batch File to Send Zip File to CD/DVD drive [duplicate]

I have written a batch file which creates a Zip from a set of files. This works fine. I would now like to extend this batch file so the outputted zip file (from the above batch file) is written to a ...
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Burn movies to CD's that will play on a standard DVD? [duplicate]

Is this possible? My memory is a little foggy, but I believe I've done this in the past. I'm not sure if it can be done with all dvd players. How can it be done?
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Check if CD/DVD is Finalized

Is there a simple way to check if re-writable media has been finalized? So far the only recommendations I can find suggest that I attempt to start another write session using the disc and if it fails ...
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How can I troubleshoot a MATSHITA UJ8A0ASW optical drive which yelds different errors in different burning softwares?

I'm having problems with the optical drive MATSHITA UJ8A0ASW installed on my laptop ASUS N53SV. The driver is Microsoft's 6.1.7601.18514, file version 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255), I can't ...
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Can you burn a CD using a DVD-R? [closed]

Is it possible to burn a CD using a DVD-R and have it play the music on a CD player? Or, for the obtuse: Is it possible to take a pre-recorded CD in Audio CD format and copy the content to a DVD-R ...
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Is it possible to burn a Linux DVD on 2 CD discs?

I'm on windows 7 right now. Here's the situation, I'm trying to boot Linux mint Debian Cinnamon. It's too big to fit on 1 CD, and i don't have DVDs right now. I tried booting using usb but for some ...
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Burning audio-disc from command line

Is there a command line utility for Windows from which you can make audio CDs out of MP3 r any other common audio format? If there's no true command line it should be able to be made with a input-list ...
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How to create a virtual video CD/DVD

Let's say I have a video file in AVI or MPEG format. I want to make a video CD (or DVD) for that video file (not data CD/DVD). But I don't want to burn a real CD -- I want to make a virtual video CD, ...
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How to burn a cd (files not iso) from the command line in Windows 7

I have used robocopy and a script to copy files from various resources. I now want to have my script automatically burn the files I copied to a cd. I'm looking for a command. I have tried xcopy but I ...
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Burning a CD with “start track at 0:05” parameter applied in iTunes

I am about to burn a CD for a friend with iTunes (Windows). I have some of the songs in the playlist starting a few seconds into the track to eliminate unwanted elements such as talking. Will the CD ...
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2012: Is Burrrn still the best freeware Audio CD burning software for Windows? [closed]

It's been ages since Burrrn has been updated - 2006 was the date of last revision, and I wonder if there's anything now to supplant it as the recommended freeware windows burner. Personally I've had ...
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How to “paint” the data layer of a CD using a CD drive?

I am looking for a method to "paint" geometric shapes, dots or lines on the data layer of a writable CD (or DVD) using a standard drive. These do not have to be visible to the naked eye; I'd try to ...
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No “close session” on Windows 7

Any ideas what would cause Windows 7 to not display the "Close Session" button? Colleague burned a CD in XP and didn't have an option to finalize the CD. I've also looked on my machine (Windows 7) ...
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Multiple Audio CD Burning On Linux

Have not been able to get a definitive answer on this. Using cdrecord or cdrdao on a linux box is it possible to write 4 different audio CDs at the same time. System is a P4 2.4 800fsb The drives are ...
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Difference between white and silver printable CD/DVD by Verbatim

Are the silver ones exclusively for thermal printing and the white ones for inkjet printing ? Or is there a silver type for inkjet as well ? Do you have photos of both type after printing ? I've never ...
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Boot Windows XP installation from CD

I am trying to format and install Windows XP on a Toshiba Satellite laptop, but I can't boot from the CD. When I go to the BIOS system, I check that the boot order is correct, first the CD and then ...
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CD-RW burning - fast blanking vs. full blanking

When preparing a used CD-Rewritable disc for reuse by "blanking" it, what are the disadvantages of fast blanking as compared to full blanking? Is there any data integrity consequence to fast blanking,...
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Nero ask to save an image file

Whenever i burn a CD with Nero Burning ROM / Nero express, as soon as i click "Burn" the save dialog box opens that prompt me to save the project as an image file. Plus if i burn the CD, the CD is ...
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Can you detect the speed at which an optical disc was burned?

If you have some burned discs that don't work, you might want to find out at what speed they were burned to perhaps try and re-burn at a lower speed. So if you don't know the original burning speed, ...
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Volume ID using mkisofs and cdrecord

I'm trying to specify the volume id of a cd/dvd when using mkisofs and cdrecord afterwards. I figured out that there's an option -V volumeid of mkisofs. The manpage says that 32 characters can be ...
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Why is desktop.ini “Ready to Be Written to the Disc” of any CD or DVD inserted under Windows 7?

I have a netbook with an external CD/DVD burner running Windows 7 Starter. Whenever I put any CD or DVD (doesn't have to be blank) in the drive and navigate to its path in Windows Explorer, it ...
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Burning CD's - is it possible to make the CD not rippable by a user

Here's the scenario: I have some friends that I'd like to share music with via burning a CD for them. However, I respect the legal laws of the music industry and I do not want them to be able to rip ...
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Add data track to audio CD image

I have an audio CD image and I'd like to create a CD Extra from it containing some files as "bonus material". I don't want to lose pause length between tracks, CD text etc. So rebuilding the audio ...
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Recommendation for simple free CD copier software [closed]

I need recommendations for software to make copies of audio CDs for a person who is prone to PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) errors. I would personally use ImgBurn or CloneCD, but ...
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How to burn a troublesome APE file?

They were created by an idiot. I caught and fixed the problem of the name in the .cue file not matching the actual name of the .ape file but I still can't get anything usable. Digging around on the ...