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Glossary

CD Text

Additional information on the CD that can store the title and artists of the individual pieces for instance. CD Text is stored in the so-called lead-in area of the CD before the audio data starts.

Not all CD players support CD Text. Despite this a CD with CD Text can still be played in the player.

You must have a CD burner which supports CD Text to enable the CD Text to be written to a CD.In particular, CD Text can only be written in disc-at-once mode. In particular, CD Text can only be written in disc-at-once mode.

Decoding

Decoding refers to the conversion of computer-readable audio files (e.g. mp3) into audio CD format. Decoding takes place at the same time as the burn process.

Digitalization Conversion of analog signals to digital signals.

Disc

Disc is a data medium to which the data is saved. CD-R, DVD-R, and DVD+R are examples of write-once discs that are written to by a bruner and read by a dirve. Discs of the same type with different storage capacities are available, e.g. for DVD-R with 4.38 GB or as DVD- R DL (Dual Layer, with two data layers) with 7.95 GB.

Disc-at-once (DAO)

An entire CD/DVD is recorded without ever stopping the laser. This format is best for audio CDs that will be played in home and car stereo equipment.

DVD

Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc. DVD was originally designed for the movie and games market. In the meantime it has become possible to burn data and certain video films to a DVD-video disc and play them on all DVD-ROM drives. The following types are available:

DVD-R is a non-rewritable format that is compatible with most DVD-R DVD-ROM drives and DVD players.

DVD-RAM

Format of rewritable media that is compatible with most DVD-ROM drives and DVD players. Files can be copied and deleted.

DVD-RW

DVD ReWriteable. The DVD-RW is a rewritable disc that fulfills the same functions as a DVD-R, but is compatible with fewer DVD- ROM drives and DVD players.

DVD+R/RW

Format developed in cooperation with Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi Chemical, Philips, Ricoh, Sony, and Yamaha. DVD+RW is a rewritable format that is fully and immediately compatible with DVD players and DVD-ROM drives.

EDC/ECC

Error Detection Code/Error Correction Code. Used to identify and correct scan errors which may be caused by scratches or dirt on the surface of a CD.

Nero Burning ROM

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