Audio Interchange File Format. Audio format developed by Apple for Macintosh. There is no data compression when converting. AIF is the equivalent to Microsoft's WAV format.
Blue Book Standard for CDs created in the formats CD Extra and Enhanced CD.
Abbreviated to BD. The Blu-ray Disc or Blu-ray is a possible successor to the DVD. The BD was developed by the BDA (Blu-ray Disc Association) in response to high-definition video requirements. Its storage capacity is approximately five times that of DVDs. Single-layer discs can store data volumes of up to 20 GB and dual-layer discs up to 50 GB. In BD burners a blue-violet laser is used, which can write the data "more tightly" on the disc.
The Book Type defines the specification (e.g. DVD-, DVD+, DVD-ROM) of a DVD and is stored in the lead-in. Self-burned DVDs are sometimes not read by DVD players. This may be due to the fact that the players either cannot read or have difficulty in reading DVD-, DVD+ or DVD-RW. Using Nero Burning ROM you can set the Book Type of the self-burned DVD to DVD-ROM to guarantee playback.
Booting refers to the loading of the operating system onto the computer when it starts up. This is normally done from the hard drive. If you do not want to or cannot boot from your hard drive, you can use a bootable CD to boot from the disc drive.
Cache Fast temporary storage (buffer), which is used in different areas of a computer.
CD Compact Disc. Widely used disc type. The following types of CD are available:
Compact Disc - Read Only Memory. Various computer readable forms of data such as programs, picture or audio data, for instance, can be stored in this format.
Compact Disc - Recordable. Write-once disc. Compact Disc - ReWritable. A disc that can be written to more than
Compact Disc - Digital Audio. The first standard for audio CDs. An audio CD consists of multiple audio files whereby one file generally corresponds to one title/song; in addition, each file is subdivided into sectors.
Compact Disc - Interactive. Format for multimedia CDs that combine video, audio, and data and can only be played using a CD-i player or CD-ROM drive that supports CD-i technology.
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