CD-R is a recordable Compact Disk

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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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What happens to unused data/space on a CD-R after burning?

I just burned a CD-R but I did not use all the data/space in it. I left about 2 minutes of music unused. After burning, I checked the CD-R and found that it was full. When I tried to burn to it, it ...
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Is price and brand the only way for a consumer to measure quality of blank optical media? [closed]

Spools of blank optical media (CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays) sell at a variety of prices and under an assortment of brands. Is recognizing a brand and seeing a more expensive price the only way for a consumer ...
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What feature must a CD-R drive have to add more information to a previously recorded CD-R disk?

I'm thinking it’s either multi-session or Regional Code (RPC-1 or RPC-2)? I don't see how multi-speed would have anything to do with it?
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How do we calculate CD writing speed

I am doing a pass paper question of my exam and I got following question. What is the maximum amount of data that can be written within 1 second to a 52X CD-R using a CD Writer with a write speed of ...
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what prevents cd-r from being rewritten?

I know its kind of a dead / dieing technology but i was wandering what stops a cd-r from be rewritten like a cd-rw. Is it a sort of firm-ware on the disc essentialy in place to make people buy more ...
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How to burn a .cdr file using Fedora?

My Macbook crashed so I don't have access to DiskUtility to burn an OSX .CDR dvd. I have booted into Fedora with a LiveCD, but I cannot seem to find anything that will allow me to burn the cdr file ...
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Count total file size of many files in Windows

When I want to burn a CD R with lots of files, I have to make sure the total file size in my folder doesn't exceed the capacity of the disc (680MB). In Windows are there possibilities to check the ...
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Is it safe to use a regular marker (Sharpie, etc.) to write on a CD-R disc?

In the past I've used a special CD-R marker to write on CD-R's. But I'm wondering if it's OK to just use a regular felt-tip marker (Sharpie, etc.). (Obviously, a pen that you have to use pressure ...
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How to burn rEfit .cdr or .dmg in Ubuntu or Windows?

I don't have Mac OS X installed on my MacBook Pro, but I have Ubuntu and Windows. I was following this website's instructions to boot faster into Ubuntu without a 30 second delay. However I can't ...