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DVD's and CD's

by bill999 / July 16, 2006 3:16 AM PDT

I make music CD's all the time with RealPlayer. Can DVD's be used to record music? The ones I bought hold way more - 4.7GB. Simple question, but I'm a little confused about all the letters. Isn't it all just recorded 1's and 0's?

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dvd's
by Stan Chambers / July 16, 2006 3:37 AM PDT
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Yes you can, but they only play on a dvd player. You can also make a data/mp3 cd as well that will play on most dvd players. I use the dvd for back up only. Since an mp3 cd will hold 150-300 mp3's, that is more than adequate for most situations.

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data cd
by bill999 / July 16, 2006 3:59 AM PDT
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The music cd I just burned held only 25 average length songs. The data/mp3 cd you refer to that holds 150-300 mp3's won't play on a cd player, right? How do you use this cd when you need it?

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Yes and no
by jnbhoward / July 16, 2006 4:06 AM PDT
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If you don't mind only being able to use a DVD player to play the resulting disc, go right ahead. Otherwise, it won't work.

Without getting into a lot of technical details that could cure the worst case of insomnia, think of it this way. DVDs hold ~7X more data than a CD, meaning there's roughly a 7:1 ratio of holes for DVDs to CDs. So it would be a bit like trying to use a 1/2 inch wrench to remove a 1/4 inch bolt.

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DVD vs. CD
by bill999 / July 16, 2006 5:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes and no

Since my whole purpose for burning songs to disc is to play them in car cd players, I guess DVD's would do me no good. My only DVD player is in the house and the music already is here on the computer. Thanks.

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Wait for.....
by Papa Echo / July 16, 2006 7:36 AM PDT
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..a DVD player for the car ? It will come !

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been around for a while
by linkit / July 16, 2006 9:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Wait for.....

Google: in dash dvd

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Thanks...
by Papa Echo / July 16, 2006 10:42 AM PDT

..I just came out of the forest !

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The forest is deep
by linkit / July 16, 2006 11:52 PM PDT
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I understand completely. I find impossible to keep up with all the new tech these days...and still have a social life.

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compatibility concerns
by linkit / July 16, 2006 9:26 AM PDT
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1. The disc player has to be able to play the particular type of media (disc) to which you burn the music files. CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, etc.

2. The disc player has to be able to decode and play the file format of the music, regardless of what type of media on which it is burned.
CDA, MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, etc.

Note that some players are particular about how the disc is burned. As an example, some players won't recognize your disc unless the burning program ''finalized'' it.

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