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Are Music CDRs Different From Data CDRs?
Reference Number: AA-00247 Views: 3295 Last Updated: 2014-11-26 09:34

I heard that I don't need a "Music CDR" to record music with my stand alone CDR recorder but the documentation that came with the reocrder suggests that I do. Which is correct?


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Source: Wikipedia


The recordable audio CD is designed to be used in a consumer audio CD recorder. These consumer audio CD recorders use SCMS (Serial Copy Management System), an early form of digital rights management (DRM), to conform to the AHRA (Audio Home Recording Act). The Recordable Audio CD is typically somewhat more expensive than CD-R due to (a) lower volume and (b) a 3% AHRA royalty used to compensate the music industry for the making of a copy.




Subject: [7-17] What's the difference between "data" and "music" blanks?



"Consumer" stand-alone audio CD recorders require special blanks. See section (5-12) for details. There is no difference in quality or composition between "data" blanks and "music" blanks, except for a flag that indicates which one it is. It's likely that "music" blanks are optimized for recording at 1x, since anything you record "live" is by definition recorded at 1x (though some dual-drive systems allow track copying at higher speeds).

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