Duplication 101

Duplication 101 If you've been shopping for blank CDs or blank DVDs recently, you may have found yourself a bit confused by all of the choices - CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW. Trying to figure out the abbreviations between them can be a bit mind racking indeed. To make matters worse for those who aren't up on the lastest marvels of technology is the rate at which the industry of technology is evolving. Just when you think you've caught on to the concepts of MP3s and burning CD and DVD media, new twists on blank media hits the market and you found yourself confused more than you were to start with. The "R" found in CD-R and DVD+/-R media stands for recordable. It will tell consumers that these disks are blank recordable media. You can record movies, data, music, and photos on the disc, but the discs cannot be erased. The "RW" on CD-RW and DVD+/-RW media stands for rewritable. This lets you know that media with RW on them can be recorded and erased several times. Even though the prices for blank CD and DVD media is inexpensive, you can expect to pay a bit more for RW type media. The biggest source of confusion stems from DVD-R and DVD-RW and how they are different from DVD+R and DVD+RW media. In order to avoid a long technical speech on the differences, you simply need to know that each DVD types can record movies just like the next type. DVD+R and DVD+RW are a newer more expensive technology that offers a few technical advantages over DVD-R and DVD-RW. None the less, DVD-R has greater compatibility with more DVD players than any other format of blank DVDs. If you have a newer DVD player or if you use your computer to play back media, you should have no problems with DVD+R/DVD+RW media. Some say that they provide a better range of quality, although the quality is indeed similar. Keep in mind that all recordable CD and DVD media do the same thing regardless of their particular brand or extension. Because there is not an industry standard that involves DVD technology, not every DVD player is compatible with each and every format you see on retail store shelves. For this very reason, you should always check with DVD player manual to see which type of recordable media it will play back. This way, you'll know what to buy the next time you go shopping for blank CD or DVD media. (word count 418)

Benefits of cd duplication

Benefits Of CD Duplication The process of CD duplication is the means of making several copies of CDs of various types without doing a replication of many. The term is used to describe the need and use of short run quantity copying of various types of CDs. Most CD duplication is done for quantities under 500. The value and quality of the duplicate is high, with the sound quality being very good and matching the quality of the original. There are many benefits to CD duplication, including: 1. Its less expensive to do CD duplication than it is to do a full replication, especially when the demands are much lower. 2. In most cases, during a replication there will be a minimum amount that is actually more than needed. By using CD duplication, you can actually eliminate this extra replication. 3. Believe it or not, it can actually be much faster to use CD duplication than a full CD replication run. There are other things that can cause you to take a second look as well. With most cases, CD duplication will cost more per CD than that of a full run replication. In the long run however, this may still be much lower. Not all will look like the original either, as some will have blue or even black burn marks on them that make them appear to be duplicates. CD duplication, never the less, is a widely used system of replicating CD's in a very effective and timely manner. The technology is always improving as well, so you can look for updates in the quality of CD duplication systems as well - which is great news for those who enjoy CD duplication. (word count 278)

Cd mastering engineers

CD Mastering Engineers If a recording artist or inspiring musician has any hopes of having their songs played on the radio, they'll need to have their rough mix mastered very well. The best way to do this, is to hire a CD mastering engineer. Professional mastering engineers can make a decent audio mix sound great and a good mix sound completely amazing. There are many different things that CD mastering engineers can do. They will work with the artist to decide what order the songs appear on the CD, and also equalize the volume of the different instruments in each song and across the entire CD. They can also help to add more definition and clarity to the instruments in a song. Then, they will adjust the introductions and ends of the songs, choosing the length of time between the songs and adding crossfades or other nice effects if they need to. The order in which the songs on a CD appear can greatly affect the way the CD progresses when it's played. If similar sounding songs are placed side by side on a CD, it can lead listeners into thinking the artist has a very limited range. It's ultimately up to the CD mastering engineer to work with the recording artist and choose the order of songs on the CD. It's very important that the instruments in a song and the songs on the CD be at an appropriate volume level. Within a song, the different elements must be mixed appropriately in order for the song to sound like it should. The CD engineer can also give clarity and definition to the different instruments in a song. The engineer will also have the task of assuring that the volume levels across all of the songs are the same, in order to help the CD sound more cohesive while still leaving room for dynamics. The CD mastering engineer will also determine how much time there should be between the songs on the CD. They will also fade and crossfasde the intros and endings of the songs to make them have a better flow. For an interesting career, CD mastering engineers is a great choice. They make excellent money, get to work with top artists, and enjoy what they do. If you like music, this career may be what you've always wanted. For those who are already in the profession - it's a job unlike any other out there in the world. (word count 408)

Intro to cd duplication

Intro To CD Duplication The first thing you must know, is that there are many different types of CD duplication. Some of them happen to be illegal, which is why you'll need to make sure that the CDs you are duplicating are allowed by local laws and regulations. The CD duplication process is basically taking one CD and making a copy of it, or if you prefer, many copies of it. A CD can store information of many forms, such as pictures, movies, data, and even music. Therefore, you'll need to determine which type of duplication you are interested in. You'll also need to think about how many copies you plan to make as well, as the costs of equipment will vary. Most computers that you buy these days will come with a CD-RW drive, and the software you'll need to make copies of the CD disks. CD duplication is very easy to do, as you all you have to do is a few clicks. Even if you are new to computers, you'll find that duplicating CDs is one of the easiest things you'll do with your computer. With the common software, you can copy an audio or even a data disk in just a few minutes. The most common program is Nero, as it does wonders for CD duplication and CD-RW drives. If you have access to Nero, you'll find it very easy to use and very handy to have installed on your computer. Once you begin to copy CDs, you can make copies of your audio CDs, back up your computer, even make copies of your pictures. The sky is the limit with CD duplication - which is the main reason it has become so popular over the years. (word count 287)

Musicians and cd duplication

Musicians And CD Duplication These days, technology is always available for any inspiring musician to record, create, and even duplicate CDs. The duplication of CDs will involve CD-R media. CD-R media prices have dropped a lot over the last several years, making them affordable for anyone who wants to use them. If your band is ready to start selling CDs, your best option may be to have your CDs replicated. Replicated CDs are the same CDs that you'll find in music stores by major label artists. They all have excellent artwork printed on the CD inserts, nice tray card inserts, screened art on the CD, and they are even shrink wrapped. The retail CDs that you buy aren't duplicated, they are replicated. This means that an exact replica of your master CD has been stamped out on all of the other CDs. If you are serious about selling your music for profit, replication is the way to go. The fact is, most stores simply won't sell duplicated CDs. Duplicated CDs can be against the law, which is the main reason retail stores simply won't carry them. Replicated CDs let the stores know that the CD is legit, and they will almost always carry those CDs. For musicians and inspiring bands, CD duplication can tend to be a bit more expensive than that of replication. To duplicate CDs, you need a computer with a CD burner, your CD-R media, cases, and a lot of man hours. With CD replication, you can get many more copies, professional artwork, a barcode for inventory, and cases included. Replication is obviously to expensive for those looking to simply back up pictures and data on a personal computer, although the prices are just right for musicians looking to make profit off of their CDs. (word count 294)

How to copy cds

How To Copy CDs Copying CDs is something that is very popular now more than ever. When CD burners and duplication was first introduced, people caught on although it wasn't nearly as popular as it is today. These days, millions of people throughout the world copy audio, data, and even video to CDs. To make a copy of a CD, you'll need a master to copy, a blank disk, a CD-RW drive, and the proper software. Most newer computers include either a CD-RW or DVD-RW drive. If your computer is older, you'll need to go out and buy the drive, which doesn't cost much money and is very easy to install. If you have a DVD-RW drive, you'll be able to copy both CDs and DVDs. The rate of copying will vary, with 4X being the slowest and up to 48X being the fastest. If your drive supports 48X, you can duplicate a CD in a matter of minutes. Once you have the CD-RW or DVD-RW drive and some blank CD-R media, all you need is the software to duplicate. Nero is among the most popular, as well as Sonic Record Now and Easy CD Creator. There are many different types out there, from those that cost money to the freeware software that doesn't cost anything to use. Once you have everything you need, simply run the software and create your disk. You can copy many types of media, including pictures, video, audio, and even data from your computer. Depending on what you want to copy, all need to do is select it from the software menu and let it rip. CD duplication is a lot of fun and easy for everyone to learn as well. You can back up a lot of things, or just save pictures of your special memories - the choices are entirely up to you. (word count 306)

Preparation tips

Preparation Tips The master CD or DVD disk, is the one you will provide to your CD or DVD vendor for either replication or duplication of the media. Below, you will find some tips designed to help you create a high quality master disc: 1. Always use the highest quality media that you can obtain, as all media isn't the same. Do your research, take your time, then choose a brand that will produce a high quality disc each and every time you duplicate or replicate. 2. Avoid copying from a network source. If the source files for your disk are on a network drive, copy the files to your local disk before you burn a disc. If you can't move the files to your local drive, try using the copy to hard drive first feature. When doing this, your burning software will create a temporary image file during the burning process. Once the burning has been completed, the temporary file will be deleted. 3. You should always avoid burning on a laptop computer that is running on low battery power. The fluctations that will occur in the available battery power may cause you to have poor results in your duplication. 4. Always make sure that you finalize your disc. If you fail to finalize, the disc won't play back. Finalizing will also help increase the reading compability in other CD-ROM drives. 5. Never use the packet writing method to burn a master disc. This method is very common with burning drives that have re-writing capabilities. This method will produce discs that can't be read on many CD-ROM drives. 6. Avoid any type of impact or movement of the drive during burning. Doing so can cause the laser to skip or jump tracks, which will lead to errors or a bad disc. 7. If available, use the "burn-proof" feature. This feature will allow the drive to slow down the burn speed in the event the computer can't supply the data fast enough. Although this can increase the burn time, the quality of the disc will be much better. 8. You should avoid having multiple applications open when burning, especially those that access the Internet or a network. This can hinder your computer's ability to supply data to the burner drive at the necessary rate. If you follow the above tips, you should produce a master disc of excellent quality. A master disc is something you'll want perfect, which is why you shouldn't take any risks. (word count 413)

Duplicating within your budget

Duplicating Within Your Budget If you plan to produce, market, and sell your own CDs, you have the need for high quality CD duplication. If you have the need for great quality and great prices, you should thing about things before you turn to one company to do all of the duplicating for you. No matter what you use it for, CD duplication is an expense that shouldn't take over your budget at all. Below, you'll find several tips on how to keep duplication within your budget. 1. Shop with comparison All companies out there need to able to find the company that is going to give them the best possible price. If you have access to the internet, you can do this online. Look from one company to another until you find the best price that fits your budget. 2. Keep within your budget Although this is easier said than done, it's very important to find a company that can work within your budget or you'll need to get a bigger budget. Even though you may not realize it now, doing these types of things on credit can hurt you later on down the road. 3. Quality If your music or other CDs mean a lot to you, then you should put them in the hands of a reliable duplicator - and never skimp on quality. Always make sure you a guarantee of the quality of their work as well, to protect yourself. CD duplication is a must have for the movie and music business. There's no doubt that you need this type of service, although you should take the time to find the best company for the job. When it comes to developing your product - you'll want to have only the best. (word count 291)

Differences between cd dvd media

Differences Between CD DVD Media Even though both CD and DVD disks have the same media size and shape, the things they have in common ends there. There are many different things between the two, such as what they hold and how much they hold. Data pits and lasers A disc has microscopic grooves that will move along in a spiral around the disc. CDs and DVDs both have these grooves, with laser breams applied to scan these very grooves. As you may know, digital information is represented in ones and zeroes. Inside of these discs, very tiny reflective bumps known as lands and non reflective holes known as pits, which can be found beside the grooves, reflect both the ones and the zeroes of digital information. By reducing the wave length of the laser to 625mm or more infrared light, DVD technology has managed to write in smaller pits when compared to the standard technology of CD. This will allow for a greater amount of data per track on the DVD. The minimum length allowed for a pit in a single layer DVD-R is .4 micron, which is obviously more than the .0834 micron that a CD offers. The tracks of a DVD are narrower as well, which allows for more tracks per disc, which also translates into more capacity than a CD. The avaerage single layer DVD holds 4.5 GB of data, while a CD holds a mere 700 MB. Layers As stated above, a DVD has smaller pits and the lasers need to focus on them. This is actually achieved by using a thinner plastic substrate than in a CD, which means that the laser needs to pass through a thinner layer, with less depth to reach the pits. It's this reduction in thickness that's responsible for the discs that were only 0.6mm thickness - which is half that of a CD. Data access speed DVDs will access data at a much faster rate than a CD can. The average 32X CD-ROM drive reads data at 4MB a second, while a 1X DVD drive reads at 1.38MB a second. This is even faster than an 8X CD drive. Universal data format The recording formats of CDs and DVDs are quite different, as DVDs use UDF, or the Universal Data Format. This format allows data, video, audio, or even a combination of all three to be stored in a single file structure. The advantage to this is any file can be accessed by any drive, computer, or even consumer video. CDs on the other hand aren't compatible with this format. (word count 427)

The cd burner

The CD Burner Many years ago, owning a copy of your favorite singer or band would mean going to a retail store or buying from an online website. With the average song count, you would spend at least $10. If you were one of those who couldn't afford to buy a CD, you would probably have to wait for the local radio station to play the songs you liked. These days however, several music download shareware programs make it possible to get your favorite songs directly from other uses without having to go out and buy them. These programs will store the songs you download to your hard drive, or transfer it to your MP3 player if you prefer. If you prefer to keep a complete collection of the songs by storing them to a disc, you'll need one piece of equipment for your computer - a CD burner. The CD burner comes in two forms: internal and external. External CD burners don't need to be attached to your CPU, and they can be connected to your computer through a USB port with its own power source. The internal type of CD burner is the one that attaches to your CPU and fits on the inside of your computer tower. The CD burner is quite the piece of equipment to have, as it can copy from one CD to another or even from a hard drive to a blank CD, and vice versa as well. To use your CD player, you'll need to have software. You can find some types of this software available to download for free on the internet. Some great examples include ISO Recorder, Deep Burner, and Windows Media Player. If you prefer, you can also purchase quality programs as well. Some examples of these include Nero, Roxio, and Sonic Record Now. The programs that are free have the same burning capacity, although those that cost money will give you more features and overall flexibility. Keep in mind that CD burners aren't limited to only copying audio. You can also use it to copy document files, programs, games, videos, MP3, and many other types of files. The burners with DVD burning capabilities will enable you to copy your favorite DVD to another CD in case you want to share it with a friend or back it up. You can also burn a movie to DVD if you downloaded it off the internet, then watch it on your television or computer. (word count 410)

Intro to cd mastering

Intro To CD Mastering Even though many assume that the mixing of the seperate audio tracks is the final step, a recording should always be mastered well in order to sound great. CD mastering is the final chance for creative input when you create a compact disc. After the discs has been mastered, it can be printed, reproduced, and then sold. The process of mastering a CD actually involves several steps. The first step is putting the songs, or tracks at this point in the correct order. The length of time between the songs is also adjusted, along with the editing of the songs. Any unlisted or secret songs on the CD are normally added at this point as well. There are several ways that you can go about mastering a CD. First of all, the mix can be sent to a professional CD mastering engineer, which is what professional musicians normally decide to do. The mastering engineers will often work in their own mastering facilities, which are very different from standard studios, in the fact that they have much less gear and are designed for the best possible playback of the mix as possible in order to fix anything that's wrong. Aside from mastering engineers, CDs can also be mastered at home using computer software. This option is normally more realistic for unsigned artists or musicians who are just starting out with their music. Depending on the software quality and skill of the individual doing the mastering, the CD may turn out perfect or it may sound very unprofessional. You can also refer to online CD mastering as another option. Cds that are mastered online can be great, as instead of sending a mix to a mastering engineer, the mix is instead sent via the Internet. To do this, you'll need a high speed Internet connection. The cheapest way to go about mastering a CD is with free mastering. Artists and musicians may choose to use free mastering programs with demos or other earlier recordings that artists will use to send to major record labels to generate some interest in their music. The major differences with a professional CD and an amateur recording is normally found in the mastering. Every song that you hear played on the radio is thoroughly mastered in order to sound better. While you can master using free programs or your computer, a professional CD mastering engineer is normally the best way to do business if your band is looking to make a profit from your music. (word count 418)

Quality at a cheap price

Quality At A Cheap Price There has never been a better time than now to have your audio book, music project, computer data, or CD-R business card duplicated. Unlike the days gone by, these processes are cheaper than ever before - even for those on a budget. Over the last several years, the costs of blank CDs have dropped quite a bit. The retail chains such as Office Max, Staples, and Best Buy run specials on blank CDs where you can purchase a 50 CD-R spindle for under $20. You can even find similar deals on Froogle, such as a 50 pack spindle of blank CD-R disks for less than $12. Those interested in CD duplication at home, will find that many of the newer computers come packages with a CD burner included at prices under $500. If you already own a computer and want to add an internal CD burner, several retailers have brands for under $50. You can also purchase an external CD burner for all your needs for under $100. Making cheap duplications of CDs even more affordable are the powerhouses such as DiscMakers, Oasis, and CDman, all of whom specialize in duplicating large quantities of CDs at low prices. Not only do these powerhouses offer superior quality at a great price, but they also give great deals on graphics, CD inserts, and jewel cases as well. With cheap prices, you can get everything you need at a price you can't argue with. If you've copied CDs in the past, you can quit paying high costs and save yourself a ton of money. Those who offer CD duplication at a cheap price are great at what they do - saving you a ton of money for your CD duplication needs. (word count 288)

Cd duplication information

CD Duplication Information It's important to realize from the start that the duplication and replication process is the same, regardless of content, as well as the differences between the CD duplication and replication process. The duplication of CDs refers to burned CDs, such as the CD burner with a personal computer. The burned audio CDs have playability issues in some CD players, normally car stereos, portable CD players, and even older types of CD players. The duplication of CDs has much faster turn times, simply because a stamp doesn't need to be made. The process of duplication can start as soon as the master is received, where the replication process doesn't start for 5 - 7 days, during which time a glass master and stamper must be made. When done locally with a personal computer, you can duplicate an audio or data CD in just a couple of minutes. To duplicate a CD, you must have a computer with a CD-RW drive. This drive copies the CD disks, and without one - you simply cannot copy disks. If you have a DVD-RW drive, you can copy both DVD and CD disks. These drives are normally the way to go, as they can copy virtually anything you stick in the drive. Once you have your drive, you'll also need software to copy the disks, which there are many out there for you to choose from. With a CD-RW drive, you can copy audio CDs, data CDs, even make SVCD copies. The disks used for CD will hold up to 700 MB (MegaBytes) of data, or up to a little over an hour of music. With everything CD duplication has to offer you, its no wonder why it's so popular. If you've never tried duplication before, you should rush and get you a CD-RW drive for your computer right now - as the many uses will simply amaze you. (word count 314)

What you should know

What You Should Know With the increasing amount of CD duplication options for equipment, its very important that you read the reviews for the different types of equipment you are considering before you make that final decision and choose your model. The best CD duplication equipment for your project will all depend on the volume of CDs you plan to duplicate at a time, and the amount of money that you are planning to invest on a particular piece of equipment. Your best source for reading reviews of CD duplication equipment is on the Internet. There are many different consumer websites out there that will allow users to post reviews of equipment, then rate them on a five or ten point scale. Anytime you are reading reviews, it's very important that you get your information from a trusted and reliable source. Websites that are up by the owner of the product, or those that are trying to sell you specific hardware normally aren't the best to turn to when you need to read a review. No one who is trying to get you to buy a certain piece of hardware is going to tell you about the flaws the equipment has, or even let you know about a competitor who has a similiar item for sale at half the price. All across the internet, you can find many different websites that offer the information you seek. There are several that offer forums, where other users will tell you honest opinions and give you feedback about the equipment they own. This can be a great way to find out about the duplication equipment your interested in and what else is available for you to purchase. Another excellent place to look for CD duplication equipment reviews is trade magazines and even electronic magazines. Magazines will normally test equipment then share their their opinions with their readers. Always be sure when you are reading a review that it's an article sponsored by the magazine and not a paid advertisement. CD duplication reviews of equipment are a great resource when trying to find a piece of equipment to use. With so many on the market, its always good to have resources when you need to make an important decision. A review will also tell you everything the label and description of the product leaves out, which can help to ensure you get the best piece of duplication equipment for your hard earned money. (word count 405)

Copy like a professiona

Copy Like A Professional Anyone who has burned CDs in the past has had to have encountered this problem - your CD doesn't want to play in certain CD players. You've probably tried switching to a different brand of disks, switching the writing speed of your CD burning software, and yet nothing seems to work. Most professional CDs that are purchased from a retail outlet such as Circuit City or Best Buy works in any type of CD player, which probably makes you wonder what they are doing that your not. All of us wonder this, especially when out duplicated CDs don't want to play back like they should. Much to the contrary, it's because the music industry burns their CDs differently. Instead of simply duplicating CDs, the music industry chooses to replicate CDs. Even though the terminology may seem synonymous, the process is actually totally different. CD replication is used for the mass production of CDs, which is normally more than 500. Instead of writing the data to a CD using a laser as with duplication, CD replication uses a glass master to stamp (or press) the data onto the disc. This helps to eliminate almost all of the issues associated with playability that are encountered when burning CDs at home. CD replication is a far superior process of burning CDs. Important to note, is the superior quality of CDs that are pressed using replication doesn't come cheap. Even when using independant CD duplication companies such as Absolute Disc or Oasis, there is still going to be a very high cost associated with the replication of disks. For your next project, try having your CDs replicated rather than duplicated. This will ensure your project is very high quality, even though you'll need to order more than 500 CDs to recive this process. (word count 299)

Tips for cd duplication side business

Tips For CD Duplication Side Business The process of CD duplication has arrived in a very big way. Teenagers these days are using their CD burners to rip MP3s from their favorite artists and bands. Companies choose to use CD duplication to make backups of their software and important documents. Federal agencies on the other hand, are scrambling to define and interpret intellectual piracy and copyright laws as they relate to CD duplication and the industry of music as a whole. The movie industry is also seeking how they can profit from using CD duplication. With so much attention being focused on CD duplication, now is the ideal time to turn your home CD duplication hardware into a very profitable side business. Believe it or not, you may already have everything you need to get your CD duplication process going in the right direction. All you need to get your business started is a computer, CD burner, CD duplication software, and a few blank CD-R disks. Contrary to what you may think, its that easy to get going. If you don't have a computer or a CD burner, you really shouldn't worry, as purchasing a CD duplication device is actually very affordable. The cost of stand alone CD duplication software has reduced quite a bit over the years. Almost all home computers come with internal CD duplication hardware (CD burners) and some sort of duplication software as well. CD duplication media, such as blank CD-R and CD-RW are very low in price and can be purchased at almost all retail stores. The market for your CD duplication service or company is going to local bands and musicians as well as small businesses. Local up and coming bands are often too busy perfecting their sound to deal with the tedious and time consuming task of duplicating CDs for their gigs. They also lack the money to order CDs from the big time CD duplication companies as well. The smaller businesses are pretty much the same, as they are almost always unable to financially justify having a technical or computer staff to handle the backup and data storage aspects of their company. Many times, they will end up forgoing needed data backups simply because they forget all about it. You can however, solve these common gaps, provide needed service, and earn some nice side money by starting your own duplication service that caters to these types of clients. By offering a reasonable price, fast rate of delivery, and a quality product, you'll get many repeat customers and a side business that will keep busy for as long as you want it. (word count 433)

Music cdr and data cdr

Music CD-R And Data CD-R People who are new to computers and duplication, will sometims confuse CD-R music media with CD-R data media. While confusing them is easy to do, the two are different indeed. Even if you have some experience with computers, confusing them is very easy to do. As you may or may not know, there are differences between music CD-R and data CD-R disks. The obvious difference is, of course, the name. With one named CD-R music and one named CD-R data, you know there has to be some type of difference between the two. What's known is that there are indeed technical differences in what is embedded in blank music CDs when compared to blank data CDs. These differences center upon bytes that are within the sub channels of the blank music disks. This doesn't affect the quality, as both audio and data can be duplicated onto both music CD-R disks and data CD-R disks. You can burn data onto music CD-R, and music onto data CD-R media without any problems. Keep in mind, whether or not you get data on a music CD-R will depend on what type of hardware you use to duplicate the CD. If you plan to use a PC to do all of your burning, it won't matter. A PC doesn't differentiate between music CD-R and data CD-R. PCs will see a blank media CD and duplicate information on it that pertains to the settings you have outlined in the software you plan to use to burn the CD. If you plan to use a seperate CD burner, it may or may not let you burn data or music on a generic blank or data CD-R. Some hardware are funny like that, as they only want you to use blank media with well known brand names that they have approved of. If you plan to do most of your CD duplication on a computer, it really doesn't matter which type of blank CD-R you use. They will both work fine in most cases when you store either music or data. When storing data, you have a limit of 700 MB, while music will have a limit of a little over an hour of tunes. For your duplication needs, computers are the ideal way to copy media. You can use equipment outside of a computer and CD burner, although you'll need to check the operations manual and see what they recommend for media. If you have a computer or access to one, it can do wonders in the areas of music and data CD-R duplication. (word count 428)

Cd ripper software

CD Ripper Software CD ripper software will open up an entirely new way of how you listen to music. With the use of CD ripping software, you can take audio tracks from a CD and them into audio files for use on your computer. You can save them as WAV, MP3, OGG, or WMA audio files. The term "ripping" is the term used to describe this very process. There are advanced CD ripper software as well, which allows you to convert back and forth between these formats. You can also get software that can record vinyl LPs and cassettes to create those same audio files for your computer. You can get a variety of ripper software programs online by searching the internet. Most software is user friendly and offers you a variety of options. You should however, do some searching and comparing before you decide which CD ripper program is best for your needs. Each type of CD ripper software will offer it's own style and interface. You should always make sure the CD ripper software you choose is easy to use and easy to understand. It doesn't matter how good the software is - if you can't use it. When you explore the options of CD ripper software, make sure you also check the software's editing abilities. With most programs, you can select the output format for the music. This will include the bitrate, channels, and even the frequency. Quality ripper programs will also tag the encoded audio files with medadata, which will contain information about the artist, song title, track number, and even the album title. This will automatically be input for the file. Another great feature with some ripper programs is the ability to delete the silence at the beginning or end of song tracks. Some programs will even give you the ability to edit the songs themselves, giving you full control of the sound provided by your files. For those who enjoy to listen to their music from a CD, a CD ripper can aso be used to select your favorite songs and create a mixed CD. Some rippers will even let you rip audio tracks directly from a CD then burn them to a new CD - without having to save them as a new audio file. With millions of people ripping CDs these days, CD ripping is the wave of the future. You no longer have to keep your music on your computer, as you can rip them to a CD or even put them in your favorite MP3 player and take the music with you - wherever you go. (word count 433)

Factors in cd duplication

Factors In CD Duplication The process of writing data to a recordable CD can be a complex process, as it demands a lot from both hardware and software programs. Much of this complexity is hidden from the user by the program, although you should be aware of these factors. Data The total amount of data you are writing is much less important than whether or not it contains large or several small files. If there are a lot of small files, the system may have problems with locating and opening the files quickly enough to send them smoothly to the CD recording drive. The computer Any interruption that may occur is fatal to CD duplication, so you should ensure that your CONFIG. SYS and AUTOEXEC. BAT don't load any TSR utilities which may interrupt operations. Screen savers, alarms and reminders, or incoming faxes may also kill disc writing. You should also turn off network sharing so no one will access the files that you are trying to write, as this could also kill your disc recording. Hard Disk Speed To write an image to the CD, the hard disk from which you are writing must have a transfer rate that is fast enough to keep the memory buffer full in the CD recorder. This normally means an average hard disk access time of 19 MS or better. Defrag If your hard drive has to search everywhere over a fragmented hard drive for the data to be written, it can cause the operation to slow down or even cause a fatal error. Therefore, always be sure to fragment your hard disk drive. Recording speed Most new CD recorders and even some older ones, are capable of writing at two (sometimes even four) times the standard playback. It should be possible for you to select the speed; as even though fast recording is a time saver, it can also cause some bad situations. When you copy an ISO (image file) from the hard disk to a CD, the speed is rarely a problem as the image is already one large file in which the files and structures are already in order and divided into CD-ROM sectors. When you write from a virtual image, things can get a bit trickier. In order to copy to CD, the program must consult with the database to find where each file should go in the image and where it is actually stored on the hard disk drive. Then, it must open the file, divide it into CD-ROM sectors, at the same time sending the data in a smooth continuous stream to the recorder. Locating and opening the file is a bit more time consuming, as writing is more difficult if you have a lot of small files. (word count 455)

Storing your cds

Storing Your CDs There are many different storage alternatives for your CD collection. The factors for storage include how many CDs you own and how long you plan to keep them. Below, you will find several alternatives for storing your CDs: 1. CD jewel cases You have probably owned these before, as they are the most common. They can hold your CD cover art and are very easy to line up on a shelf. Keep in mind that they do break rather easily and they take up quite a bit of space. 2. Plastic CD sleeves Plastic sleeves are cheap and thin, so they are easy to afford and easy on shelf space. Since they are so thin, they obviously don't offer a lot in terms of protection. For long term storage, they generally aren't recommended. 3. Paper sleeves For short term storage needs, paper is very cheap and doesn't use much space. Simliar to plastic sleeves, paper is thin and doesn't offer very much protection. 4. Paperboard sleeves Paperboard sleeves are much thicker than paper so they will protect your discs. They are also inexpensive, although they can be hard to seal. 5. Tyvek CD sleeves Tyvek sleeves are cheap and they don't take up a lot of space. For long term storage, Tyvek is normally recommended. 6. CD-ROM disc cases These types of cases can hold a lot of CDs in a small space and they may even help to keep out dust. They do however, make reading labels a bit hard, they keep CDs out of site, and they will take up a lot of space. 7. CD spindles Spindles are cheap and they hold several hundred CDs in a small stack. Sorting through them is hard if you need one specific disk, which makes it something that isn't normally recommended. (word count 301)

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