CD and DVD Drives

Compact Discs and Digital Video Discs are forms of optical data storage. Questions about CD or DVD drives and CDs or DVDs themselves belong here.

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CD and DVD Drives

IS CD compact disc capitalized?

"CD" is capitalized because it is an abbreviation for "compact disc", but "compact disc" is a common noun so would not be capitalized.

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What is the difference between a CD-R and CD-RW?

RW stands for ReWritable. With a CD-R you can't put anything on it more than once. You add songs to it once and that's it. It is how it is, you can't do anything else with it. You can reuse a CD-RW. Say I had a song on there, but it messed up. I can either find it in my computer and delete the song and then put the right one on it. Or i can add the right one along with the wrong one.

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How do you clean baby oil off your CD?

Don't ask me, ask Zach !

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Will data CD's work in CD player?

Yes your data CDs will work on your CD player, but they might not work with your car stereo, due to different formats.

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Does a CD-ROM hold more data than a hard drive?

No

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Is MP3 CD player acceptable for SAT 2?

No. No electronic devices of any kind are permitted, other than a calculator during certain portions of the test.

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How thick is a DVD?

1.2 millimetres or 0.047 inches, according to wikipedia.

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Can you listen to CD-r discs on any CD player?

CD-R is designed to be played on any CD player, although some older players have compatibility issues, especially with cheap discs. Burning at a low speed (8x or 16x) might help.

Some good grade-A brands of blank disc:

Taiyo Yuden, MAM-A, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Grade-B brands with compatibility issues:

CMC Magnetics (Memorex, Verbatim), Ritek (Memorex, Maxell), various others

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How do you open car CD player?

It depends on either its screwed or glued if its glued sorry but you cant take it out ! If its screwed then unscrew it and unplug it hten its out!

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What should you look for when buying a computer in terms of RAM video-sound cards processors CD-DVD drives and burners OP systems USB etc?

It depends what you want to do. Some things that may help are the following: 1.) How much are you ABLE to spend? Stay in your price range.

2.) Windows, Apple or Linux? If you're new to computers you may want to go for Windows or Mac, Advanced users normally go Linux. (for you so called advanced users ALL OS'S suck. choose one that makes you feel like a guru).

3.) Dell, Gateway, Apple or locally built? The big corps are good but you might be impressed with a small shop near you neighborhood. The biggest advantage with a small shop is, if it has problems you can get it fixed faster and phone support is way faster. Technology is always changing and some people feel they know what is best for YOU , from the guys who work for CompUseless to BEST TRY or the wanna be hacker kid who crashes your new computer, you can be assured, no matter what kind your going to get, something might go wrong with it and then the other guy will tell you you should of listened to them!

Personally, I use Windows, Linux & Mac. they all have there pros & cons. I tend to favor Apple. why? you might ask? & if you know me , I am a Linux Administrator. Because "It's easy to use" and isn't that what a computer is supposed to be? Some people feel windows ie easier for new users , fine. but remember ONLY YOU KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU! It really looks as though this guy didn't really answer your question proficiently. He is right in the fact that you must decide what you want to use your computer for.

What should you look for when you're buying a computer?

It very much depends on what you want to do with the machine, basically you need to look for a PC that fits your needs. Computers are practical devices, which will help you in completing your daily tasks more efficiently. Daily tasks Of course every person that uses a PC has common daily tasks that can be performed with it e.g. checking email, writing a text document, to browse the internet, compiling your own CD's, listening to music and managing external audio devices (like ipods). The power user But if you are one of those persons who wishes to edit and create images with an heavy duty image editor (like PhotoShop) or editing video (and to do this at a decent speed) is better of with buying a more powerful system. For those wishing to perform daily tasks only, a PC with the basic specifications written below will be most satisfactory: - A hard drive which has a large capacity (300 GB min.) - 1 GB of RAM - A CD/DVD burner (for sharing photo albums, enjoying acquired music elsewhere) - Common Ports at the front of the PC like audio and mic jacks, usb slots and maybe a multi cardreader (for digital cameras and so on).

A PC which doesn't have a high end power processor but has a decent processor which runs at a decent speed (1.7Ghz) and is built to last. -Integrated Sound and GPU (Graphical processing unit) - Basic sound system (2 speakers) - 17' inch LCD screen - Mouse and Keyboard (wireless or not). - An OS which suits your needs. I chose this combination of components because they're aimed for the future. Written below is a short summary which further explains my choice.. Sizes of games and applications are increasing as they become more complex and collections of music and documents keep growing.

Today's applications (and OS'es) demand more RAM. People nowadays tend to do multiple tasks at once (browsing, making documents listening music and so on). A not too fancy processor and Integrated Audio and GPU devices will help in keeping the cost down of the PC system itself.

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What trailers are on the DVD of easy a?

The Social Network

Burlesque

Beastly

Nowhere Boy

Salt

The Other Guy

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Are the Now That's What I Call Music CD's clean?

Clean as in no foul language?

Yes.

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iTunes

Can you burn something onto pre-recorded CD?

No, not if it is a purchased 'pressed' CD.

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How much copper is used in making a DVD player?

about 1/4th of it

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Is tangled on DVD yet?

It will be out on DVD in the US on March 29th

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How much space is on a DVD Disk?

4gb+

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How do you burn a CD with your computer?

You first need to have a CD burner in the computer. Then, you need to start whatever CD burning software came with the burner. Roxio EZ CD Creator and Ahead Nero are the two most common programs to use, and both of these in their newest versions are super simple to use. They will usually pop up a window asking what type of disc you want to burn - a data disc for use in a computer, or an audio disc for use in a CD player. Follow the instructions to add your files, then choose the Burn option from the program.



Windows XP has it's own CD creator - What you can also do is take the files and drag (or copy and paste) them onto your cd-w or dvd-w drive and burn them through that without Nero.

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  • Requirement 1: You need a CD writer drive in your computer. Requirement 2: You need to have a CD burning software(usually supplied with the drive)(Nero Burning Rom is the best!) Requirement 3: You need to have writable or blank CD-R or CD-RW. Remaining is very easy just run your CD writing software and follow the instructions.
  • Is it legal? Yes, it is perfectly legal to burn a CD. Provided you legally own the music, or software you are burning, if you don't legally own it, then of course burning it or not, your possession of it it illegal. If in doubt, though read over the EULA (End-user license agreement). Mostly all software comes with one, and some have a section of how you are permitted to copy it. For the most part, if you are making a copy for backup purposes only, and you are not going to give it to anyone else, than it should be legal.

You can tell that you have a CD recorder if three speeds are specified on the box. Next, you need software that communicates with the CD recorder.

Then you must buy CD-R's or CD-RW's. CD-R's work in more computers, but you only get one chance with writing data on them. CD-RW's are better for beginners, because you can write on them many times. Their drawbacks are slower speed, and some CD-ROM drives might not be able to read them.

Before you begin, you should reboot your PC and do nothing but burn your CD if you don't want 59 cent mirrored coasters. (Surfing the Net while burning a CD can cause a buffer underrun, which means that your system memory and CD burner's memory has been exhausted from other processes.

For Windows, to burn a data CD, assuming you have Windows XP or above, you can burn a data CD right in Windows Explorer. For a music CD, it's obvious that you use Media Player. You can do both with Roxio or other utilities.

In Linux, make sure you have a CD burning app. A Roxio clone is K3B. There's also Brasero and the audio-only Serpentine.
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When is Cars 2 coming out on DVD?

in September,24 3014

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What is the cost per CD-R disc?

As of 2-16-2007 a pack of 100 CD-R's cost 13-15 dollars, so 1 CD-R costs 13-15 cents.

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What type of material or layer used in CD of DVD?

Its almost pure polycarbonate plastic.

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Virtualization and Emulation

How can you run PS2 games on a Pentium 4 with a Mercury motherboard and a Sony DVD ROM?

PS2 gamesyes you can play ps2 on ur PC. well first off u gotta have a good computer. I have a Asus P4 2.8 GHz 512 PC3200 RAM, 80gig hard drive, and a radeon Sapphire atlantis 9600 with 256mb. With this, i can barely run a gamcube game (I can but the graphics too slow). I'm sure that in a while ps2 emulators will be inmproved and graphics support better, but right now... well... its possible, but u need a good comp.

For emulation. you needPCXS2 (Google search it)A PS2 BIOS (a file called scph10000.bin)and of course the games which youll have to find urself

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  • I have used a lot of PS 2 emulators but result was nothing so i think it is nealy imposible to run PS 2 games on PC.So I bought the PS 2.
  • YOU MIGHT CAN PLAY PLAYSTATION 2 GAMES BY DOWNLOADING PS2 EMULATOR FROM HTTP://WWW.PS2DEV.COM
  • I have downloaded PS2 EMULATOR now, but now how do I run the ps2 game?
  • That's possible! Only what you have to do is to install a superior NVIDIA 3d accelarator card with at least 128 VRAM and buy a DVD ROM. Rest can be downloaded through the internet. ENJOY!!!
  • If you think you can play PS2 games on your PC. That is merely an illusionary talk.
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When does up come out in DVD?

People are saying Christmas or March 2010.

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The Difference Between

What is the difference between a CD-R and a CD plus R?

There is no such thing as "CD+R".The two common types of CD are CD-R and CD-RW.CD-R can only be written to once, and can be read by a broader range of equipment. This is comparable to tattooing your name into your own eyelid using typical inks. You can't get it out!Data on a CD-RW disc can be rewritten, but you might not be able to read the disc using some older drives or CD players. This is comparable to tattooing your own name into your eyelid using henna. You can get rid of it and put something else there if you want, but old people can't even see it.There are two types of writable DVDs called "DVD-R" and "DVD+R", but the same does not apply to CDs.
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Is it necessary to format a DVD?

your burning software such as Nero will take care of that just relax & enjoy the ride

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The Difference Between

What is the difference between a DVD MP3 and simple CD drive?

To answer your questions one at a time: 1) The main (and obvious) difference between a MP3 format and a DVD format is how the format store data. MP3 (or better known as MPEG Layer 3) was first created by the Fraunhoffer Institute as a method of compressing audio files and streams into a much smaller size, but maintaining its bitrate (measured by Kilobytes per second, or Kbps). As opposed to MP3, DVD is a revolutionary compression method that involves videos encoded into digital format at extremely high resolution. This explains why DVD quality is far more superior than MPEG or VideoCD (VCD) encoding. Futhermore, DVD allows host of other features to be added into the disc, such as special features, subtitles, sound options etc. To put it in a more simpler term, MP3 = Audio only ; DVD = Video + Audio at high res. 2)To understand the basics of optical drives, one must know the difference of the discs used for the drive. In a more simple enough explanation, a CD-ROM drive is capable of reading CDs of these format: - CD-ROM discs - CD-R discs - CD-RW discs - VideoCD discs (with third party player software installed) - MP3 discs - Audio CD A DVD drive, on the other hand, has the capability to read all of the above format, plus: - DVD Movie discs - DVD-R discs - DVD+RW discs Note: Both of these drives only have the ability to read the contents inside the discs. They do not, however, have the ability to write data onto the discs.

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