What kinds of CDs or DVDs can I burn?

Dec 13th, 2011 by Boren 4,731 views |Comments Off

Many people who would like to burn a disc may usually ask: what kinds of disc can I burn? This article will tell you something about the types of CDs and DVDs can be burned.
1. CD.
Normally, you can use either a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc for burning. But it depends on the type of removable storage that your CD burner supports, and your preference. You should keep in your mind that not all CD players can play CD-RW discs. You can use a player to burn the following types of CDs:

1.1 Audio CD. Burn music CDs in standard Red Book audio format. Audio CDs can be played in most computers and in home and car CD players that play CD-R and CD-RW discs. You can burn an audio CD from either Windows Media Audio (WMA), MP3, or WAV file formats.

1.2 Data CD. A data CD, also called a media CD, can store about 700MB of music or video files. Data CDs are also can be used to back up your data files. Note, however, that some CD players and computers may not be able to play data CDs.

2. Data DVD. A single-sided, single-layered data DVD’s capacity is about 4.7GB, that is to say a single-sided, single-layered data DVD can store about 4.7GB of music, video, or data files. The storage capacity of a DVD disc is doubled to 9.4 GB when you use either double-sided, single-layered or single-sided, dual-layered discs. The use of a double sided, dual layered disc quadruples the DVD’s storage capacity to 18.8 GB.

The type of recordable DVD disc you would use depends on your DVD burner. Certain DVD burners can only burn certain types of recordable DVDs. For example, with some DVD burners, you can only burn files to a DVD+R or DVD+RW or to a DVD-R or DVD-RW. However, other DVD burners will let you burn files to all the recordable DVD types. Make sure what types of DVDs your DVD burner can burn; browse the manual that accompanied with your DVD burner.

So long as your DVD burner supports burning files to these types of discs, you can burn a DVD in a player using one of the following types of recordable or re-recordable DVD media: DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and double-layered DVD+R.

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