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CD-R is a recordable Compact Disk

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CD-ROM Mode 1 vs DVD: which one has superior error correction?

CD-ROM Mode 1 98 (24B) Frames = 1 Block = 2352 bytes. Every Frame is protected by 8 Parity bytes. These 8 bytes, the 1st level of error correction, are CIRC generated. CD-ROM Mode 1 also adds a 2nd ...
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Windows 10 cannot see files from last CD session

I have a multi-session CD-R, I can see all my sessions and files with Cd Burner Xp "info disc" utility but if I check in Windows's explorer I can see files until the last but one session. If I push F5 ...
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Windows was unable to complete the format error?

This happens on all my devices running windows 10. I am trying to format a CD-RW (Ive also tried DVD-R) using windows' built in format function. I need to "Format it like a USB Drive". Whenever I try ...
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What is the CD-R track space overhead?

I have daily small backup with CD-R with ISO 9660 format, every days there is a new track/session. I know that I can add up to 99 tracks in a single disc, but how can I calculate wasted space by track ...
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How to diagnose and interpret CD-R burn error codes coming from iTunes on Windows 7?

I’ve been trying to burn a bunch of CD-Rs in iTunes on Windows 7 and it seems like every time I get a different error (e.g. 4000, 4261, 4880, etc.). Unfortunately everything I search for online is ...
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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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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 a CD-R from being rewritten?

I know it's kind of a dead / dying technology, but I was wondering what stops a CD-R from being rewritten like a CD-RW. Is it some sort of firmware on the disc, essentially in place to make people ...
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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 ...