Questions tagged [compact-disc]

Compact Disc or CD is a type of optical physical media that can hold digital data (data, music, video). Standard CDs can hold up to 700MB of data, or 80 minutes of audio if converted to an audio-CD.

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Burned CD has 'shifted' file boundaries

Many years ago (around 2003 I think) I burned a CD with mp3 files on them as a data disk. Every mp3 file is perfectly readable, however every song ends with the last few seconds of the previous song ...
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Is it possible to directly burn a stream sequentially to the surface of optical media, and if so, how do you do it?

I am trying to burn a CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc so that each 2pi segment of the spiral track alternates between: a steam 0's, or blank, untouched media. and 1's (an approximately circular groove). So ...
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Why do CDs and DVDs fill up from the centre outwards?

I recently had to burn a DVD for the first time in ages and I was wondering why CDs and DVDs start in the centre and go towards the edge. Older rotating-disc media like vinyl records started from the ...
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DVD RW Drive (E:) is stuck, not opening

System: Win 7, 32 bit Lenovo K-series PC The system was not in use for some time(4-5 months) Problem: DVD RW Drive (E:) is stuck, not opening Info: CD/DVD driver is ok Messages: While ejecting: ...
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How do I delete a re-writable CD-RW in Ubuntu?

I want to format my CD-RW to clear the data on it on Ubuntu 16.04. I have the dialog below to select options: But when I go to format it, it gives this error dialog: Error wiping device: Command-...
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Why the whole system hangs while trying to reading bad CD/DVD? [duplicate]

When I insert some scratched CDs or DVDs and try to read them, the whole operating system (Win7 in my case) seems to hang. Looks like all hard drive I/O is also paralized and most Windows OS hangs. ...
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How can I disable auto-reading on DVD-ROM?

I almost always have a DVD disk of a TV show in my DVD-ROM so I can watch an episode of the show whenever I find the time. But the DVD-ROM sometimes starts reading/scanning (the sound of spinning the ...
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Difference between CD and Hard disk technology

I am not sure, if that is the right forum, but out of the 158 stackexchange lists I saw, this seemed to be the best bet. The question: I was reading about the technology used in CD Players and the ...
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How to load DICOM CD/DVD used as a USB faster?

So I'm using a DVD like a USB flash drive: to carry radiological DICOM imaging and auto-play software for the imaging. The problem is, the images take a long time (three minutes) to completely load ...
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Burn cd with cdfs format and open session

I want to burn a cd in CDFS format from a Windows 7 computer. I might be wrong but as far as I could tell using the standard burn wizard in Win7 you can burn either in UDF or in CDFS format. I intend ...
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I can't read CD DISC from Sony Camcorder in windows 7

I have a Sony camcorder (digital video camera) DCR-DVD106E. The camcorder works with mini CD's from Sony (I found the CD's in the package I have bought so it seems they are original). To read the CD ...
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Why can't we write over a CD/DVD after it's been burned/finalized?

I was wondering why CD/DVD burners can't just overwrite a CD or DVD after it's been finalized and set to read-only mode. I understand that read-only mode prevents further writes, but can't a burner ...
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DVD writer on Sony laptop fails to recognize blank discs as writable

I have a problem with my DVD-Writer: When I insert a CD or DVD in it to play or to browse my data, it is recognized without any problem. But when I insert a blank DVD or CD to write, it ...
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Running game without a physical CD drive

My copy of Age of Empires II (Microsoft, 1999) is perfectly legal, bought about 15 years ago. Recently I installed the game on my new laptop running Windows 8.1. The game still works great out-of-the-...
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On a headless linux server, detect if inserted optical disk is audio disk

On a headless Linux server (latest fedora if this is of interest), how can I detect that the inserted optical disk is an audio disk, as opposed to a data disk or a video DVD? There is no desktop ...
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Some tracks from my MP3 CD won't play in my car…?

I have fabric player radio.. from the car itself , so it's supporting MP3, but sometimes , not sometimes almost always when i record a mp3 CD for my car, some tracks are not playable.. they skip to ...
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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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Choppy Audio in Car Stereo

Okay I am not sure that if this is a question that I can ask here, feel free to move this to another forum if its not. Now I am facing a weird problem, disks that I burn on my PC to play on my car ...
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Do file attributes in CDs and DVDs change if you access them?

I have snooped over my boyfriend's old CDs and DVDs. I opened and copied (with copy paste) some of the files (jpeg and videos). Does this action change the file attributes (date accessed, etc.) of the ...
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How to play back non-audio CD content of an “Enhanced CD”/“CD+” under Windows 7

I have an Audio CD which has "Compact Disc +" and "CD Extra" logos on its cover. So I guess this CD conforms to the Blue Book standard. When I put this CD in my Windows 7 computer, I can listen to ...
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Wodim can't open SCSI driver in Debian Jessie?

I'm attempting to write an ISO image to a CD on Debian Jessie. I have the CD in the drive, and it appears that all of the symbolic links are pointing where they should be, and the kernel recognized my ...
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Prevent data loss through degradation, by making redundant copies to disc

I am about to store my PGP key to a 700MB disc. The key is (compressed) ~ 7KB in size. That is a whole lot space not used. A whole lot space that, if filled, could enable my drive to get at least one ...
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Why doesn't Windows Explorer support directly copying WAV files from Music CDs?

As far as I understand, Music CDs are nothing more than some metadata along with a bunch of WAV files. So why doesn't Windows (by default) allow one to copy WAV files from a CD?
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Do most music CDs contain the needed info about their tracks?

I see that many audio players (I mean multimedia software like Winamp or Foobar2000) have the ability of searching music information on databases like CDDB. Shouldn't such info already be available on ...
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How do I find the name of an album from the cd? [closed]

I was going to write a script which checks the currently entered cd against a list of albums. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but I don't know how to get the album's name from its ...
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Since computers don't have cd-rw drives anymore

Since computers don't have CD-RW drives anymore, can I still play and burn CD-R or CD-RW disk with a DVD-RW drive? The file types are mostly wav or mp3 files.
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Finalize CD/DVD after one write

I am looking to burn files to a CD or DVD and finalize it after the first write. I don't want to be able to add any other files in the future, regardless of the free space. I can't seem to find a ...
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Program starts and appears in task manager, but then allocates half of my CPU and crashes

The program is a CD game called CivCity: Rome (by Firefly studios, in case there are any other games with the same name). It was originally built for Windows XP, I think. I am on a Windows 8 gaming ...
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Why won't a mp3 CD play in car player but plays on computer?

What could be the reasons for a new car CD player (has the markings: RDS, MP3 and CompactDisc) not to play MP3 files from a CD, that normally is read on every computer or so? The plaser in the car ...
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Which speed should I use with cdrecord on a DVD?

When using cdrecord for data (not audio) to a DVD, should I just say speed=-1? Does slower speed (like speed=1) make for more reliable recording, or longer shelf life? What are the tradeoffs? What ...
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My DVD+R (RW) is not erasable/rewritable [duplicate]

I just bought a Sony DVD+R but I don't know if it's either +R or +RW. I assume it is a DVD+RW since the mark "RW" is written at the bottom of the disc. Same for my built-in desktop burner, it has a "...
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Creating a hybrid CD with Audio tracks + PC Windows application + Mac OS X application

I'm looking to create a hybrid CD with standard "red book" CD-Audio tracks (to be played in regular CD players) but also containing an application with two versions, for Windows and Mac OS X. I'm not ...
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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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Verify burned CD/DVD image on a Mac

Basically what I would like to do is to verify that an image has been burned successfully. It's pretty much the same question like this, except for Mac OS X. After searching online (including ...
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How many times - on a specified date - a DVD recorder was used?

I'm looking for a way to get to know how many times - on a specified date - a DVD recorder was used (DVD(s) burning). I'm running Windows Vista. The program used to burn DVD(s) doesn't create any ...
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How to clean CD / DVD that have mold on them

I notice some of my favourite CD and DVD have some mold on them. How do I go about to clean them so that I can still play them?
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i can boot from cd/dvd but not read it in windows

i can boot ok from cd or dvd. In windows 7, I can't read a disk. I can write to it but not read. When I click "open" it ask me to put a disk in and opens the tray. It won't play music or video. Device ...
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How to remove the need of a CD when there is a need for multiple no of CD's to be played

I am having 9 audio CD's to be used The first CD has the software to run the remaining 8 Cd's.The CD1 has an audio file and its exercise continues to the next CD i.e CD2 and so on it continues to CD8....
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Why won't audiobook fit onto single CD

My audiobook is 600 MB total, comprised of two M4B files. I copied it into iTunes and started the process to burn to CD, but iTunes demands multiple CDs. If a CD can hold 700 MB, why doesn't my ...
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Windows XP only boots when installation CD is in the drive

I have had a few problems with my PC lately. The most recent is that Windows XP will only completely boot if the XP installation CD is also in the drive. Without CD: PC boots until Windows XP ...
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How to properly extract the content of multisession CD/DVDs?

When I was 11 years old or so, I made copies of my Web 0.9 websites onto CDs among other original content. Now I'm 25 years old, I had forgotten about the CDs and the content still has sentimental ...
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Maxtor 40GB HDD shows fatal error while installing windows xp from internal CD-ROM

Installing windows xp by formatting old windows xp which was crashed.... During Installation it shows following error, Fatal Error: An error occured that prevents setup from continuing. One of the ...
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How to disable WMP media switching on CD insert?

I am sometimes listening to something on Windows Media Player while simultaneously batch-copying CDs with another program. When i insert a CD into the drive, WMP inexplicably stops whatever it is ...
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My system is able to read CDs but not DVDs [duplicate]

My laptop(running on windows 7) is able to read CDs but not DVDs. When I insert a DVD it tries it's best to read it i.e.. it makes lot of noise, shows a CD icon near the cursor and shows progress bar ...
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Being able to see the tracks and bits in a CD-ROM [closed]

I have 3 copies of a CD-ROM that came with a book, and all of them came cracked. By the third time, I thought that I could probably recover the information using these 3 different discs and ...
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My laptop CD-DVD disc drive (reader) not displayed in “My Computer” and does not open when try to open

I have used my DELL 3521 laptop running on Windows 8 Professional for 1 year now. But it stopped showing CD-DVD reader in My Computer (on pressing WINDOWS+E). It is not working. I don't know what ...
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“Close Tray” appears in explorer when cdrom drive is already closed

OS: Windows 7 CDROM drive model: WH12LS38 (actually a bluray burner) Issue: When right clicking on my cdrom drive letter in explorer, I expect to see "Open Tray" because the tray is already closed, ...
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DVD ROM keeps spining at random times

My dvd rom tries to read disk at random moments while I don't actually use it. I even disabled it in BIOS but no help. How to disable dvd rom permanently? What causes this behavior? I can't ...
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After configuring UEFI to boot from CD I can no longer boot back in Windows 8.1

I have tried changing the settings back but I still cannot access Windows 8.1 It automatically opens a repair window (with a large unhappy face) which disappears after half a second. The system then ...
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Bulk copy files from CD, and rename disallowed filenames along the way

I have an old CD with Amiga files on that I want to copy to my modern Windows 7 PC. Most files are read fine, but when Windows finds a file with a problematic filename, it only allows you to skip ...