anyone know that?
the shopper had showed me some brand of CDR that noted Special for Audio Recording, and said that it will better than normal CDR (long life, more reliable)
any comment on it?
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Not really....no better quality.
They are made for standalone/set top CD Recorders. The regular CD-R media we buy for our computer CD Burners doesn't work in most CD Recorders....they require Music CD-R media....like my old Pioneer CD Recorder.
AFAIK, "Music CD-R" has a special "code" that identifies them as such. The intention was to have music CD players only play music CD (some old players actually checked this!), and IIRC, here in Sweden they where sold with an extra tax for the benefit of our beloved music industry, much like audio cassettes in ancient history.
In the US at least the purpose is not to limit playback (CD players) its to limit recording. Its part of the requirements of the Audio Home Recording Act which granted consumers the right to make musical recordings, AKA backup their music CDs.
In exchange for this right a tax was added to standalone recorders and to music CDRs, and the standalone recorders are required to only support such music CDRs. This way you don't end up paying the music tax when you buy a regular CDR to backup data. Other than that there is no difference so the quality is the identical.Been around the world and found that only stupid people are breeding.
Actually, quality may be LESS, if you burn in a PC burner. Since set-tops burn at 1-2x, the media is optimized for that rate. That means it is NOT optimized for high speed 16-48x burning. A friend got crappy burns trying at high speed, but when he brought the blanks over and I saw they were "audio CD-R"s, I burned one at 8x. No problems. I know, that's poor anecdotal evidence, but the reasoning behind it makes sense to me.
A CD-R has a "flag" what tells the burner app what write speed it's supposed to handle. If it the app doesn't use this, it's not worth using. If the CD shows errors after being burned at this speed, the CD-R is crap.
Adam was 100% correct: If you're not using them in a standalone CD recorder - you don't need to purchase the Audio CD-Rs.
Also, several years ago I was using a Terapin VCD recorders (When DVD recorders were way up there, pricewise), that required Audio CD-R media to ensure quality results.
I do use Audio CD-R media - in a standalone. Music CDs that I burn on a computer are usually standard inkjet printable CD-R media.
Originally Posted by classfour
I owned a red Terapin VCD recorder. Nowhere in my manual or anywhere else did anything ever say that my Terapin required Music CD-R media.
I'd actually owned three Terapin VCD recorders - all three stated in the manual to use audio CD-R media, and that Data CD-R media would "damage the laser".
http://www.omegamultimedia.com/products/terapin/cd-video-recorder_info.htm states the following:
Compatible CD Media CD-R Audio/Consumer, CD-RW Audio/Consumer
That, I believe, is an Audio CD-R/RW.
I did once purchase a set of Fuji Audio CD/RWs just for use in the Terapin.
It really didn't matter - the drive died anyway: every one that I had did.
Terapin was more than willing to sell me another drive: $165 LOL
in an age when the recorders were selling for less on ebay.
Sorry to get away from the original topic, but I did want to clarify on this matter.
Originally Posted by classfour
The TX-0002 is compatible with CD, CD-R/RW, VCD, and data CD-R/RW, although when making an audio recording, data CD cannot be used.
I still have several VCD's here that I created with my Terapin...on plain old Verbatim data CD-R's. I also sold mine on Ebay YEARS ago...worked perfectly the whole time I owned it.