Burning cd's


Old 06-13-03, 08:53 AM
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Burning cd's

If I could burn a cd would it play on a 1989 cd player?
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If it is recorded in the right format, it could.
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It may not, 1989 is a very long time ago. It may not be able to read a CDR disk.
Old 06-13-03, 02:46 PM
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when you say the right format can you explain more?
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Music is recorded in many formats: *.mp3, *.au, *.wav, and so forth. Not all are playable on just any piece of equipment.

As was posted otherwise, 1989 is rather a long time ago in the electronics world. Let's see that would be around DOS 5.1 or so, and the 8086 chip with the 286 on the horizon.

How time flies.
Old 06-13-03, 03:01 PM
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I would suggest getting a friend to burn you a disc and trying.

I would think it would probably work with a slight chance it wouldnt.
There are only a few old CD players that wont read CDR.
Very few CD players will play CD-RW discs though.

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It would help to know what make of CD Player, but even then it's very unlikely. A CD-R's disc is composed of entirely different material than a regular CD. Some players can read them, some can't. It really comes down to whether or not the Laser pick-up can detect the content or not. On older CD players, the pick-up is not as advanced as newer CD players, so it doesn't read the disc.

The only real way to know is to pop one in and see. You don't have to worry about damaging anything, the CD player will just give you an error and pop out the disc.

Good luck!

BTW, what Chris was talking about with the format is that CD's are written at a very low compression rate (unlike MP3), so the actual "files" on a CD are a totally different format than MP3, WAV, or WMA files. So, if you have a CD player that does not support MP3 files (or any other "computer media"), then you'll have to burn all your discs in CD format (most burning software will give you that option.) The biggest problem with that is that you can only burn about 12-20 songs (depending on length), as opposed to burning hundreds of MP3's.

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