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Could someone give me some direction about the best CD to use when burning music? Thanks in advance, you guys! Also, what is piracy?...juliek

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Re: cd choices

juliek wrote:
Could someone give me some direction about the best CD to use when burning music?

I think they are all just about the same. I burn alot of CD's (especially at Christmas - I do easily 150+) and I buy what ever is on sale. They all sound the same to me and burn the same.

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! Also, what is piracy?...juliek

Piracy is stealing music that is not yours. Downloading a song or album that is copy written and you did not pay for it. Do people pirate music? yes all the time. Is it legal? no. Do they get caught? Some do some don't, its a risk. Have people been prosecuted for it? yes some have.

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Re: cd choices

I would stick with name brand cds or dvds. I've had good luck with most major brands but have had terrible luck with some generic blanks I bought a while back. Yes they were a lot cheaper but none of them lasted long. After a few months they just started crapping out. I have some cds that I've burned years ago that still work fine that were made with Sony cds. But these days I buy whatever is on sale that has a brand name I recognize.

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Re: cd choices

Thanks for the responses, guys, but I mean do I buy CD-R, CD-RW, etc.? What does that mean, anyway. I think one of them means rewritable?

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Re: cd choices
juliek wrote:

Thanks for the responses, guys, but I mean do I buy CD-R, CD-RW, etc.? What does that mean, anyway. I think one of them means rewritable?

You got it. CD-R means "Recordable" so it'll only be able to be burned one once. the "RW" stands for "Rewritable", so you'll be able to erase it with your burner software and burn onto it again. To make it slightly more confusing, there can be a dash in it (i.e. CD-R) or a plus in it (i.e. CD+R). A long time ago when burners first came out the competing companies would only make thier burners work on certain types of disks, so if you had a company who's burners only worked with the CD-R disks, you had to make sure you only bought that kind. Same for the CD+R burners and disks. Nowadays if you have a more modern burner it'll support either + or -.

It goes the same for the DVD Burners. Generally speaking, these days if you have a fairly recent DVD burner, you don't have to really worry about anything, since they will usually burn onto all of them (i.e. CD-R, CD+R, CD-RW, CD+RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, etc.)

To be sure exactly what you'll need you should look at your burner's model number and google what type of media (disks) yours will work with.

One thing to mention, if you're wanting to burn any type of video to disk to watch in a standalone player, like your home DVD player, the R's (as opposed to the RW's) tend to work in them much better. Players sometimes have a hard time reading the re-writables (whether it's a CD RW or a DVD RW).


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