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#1 OFFLINE   Kevin

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Posted 07 June 2002 - 03:09 PM

How many times can you write over a CD-RW with mp3's until the sound quality starts getting worse (like a cassette that is re-recorded a few times)?

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Posted 07 June 2002 - 03:41 PM

A CD is a digital medium is just ones and zeros that your data/music is translated into. There is no degredation in sound quality like a cassette. Now as the CD gets older (may decay, get scratched, chipped) it may get harder to read and the ones and zeros may get missed thus eventually corrupting your data and thus your music.
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Posted 07 June 2002 - 06:39 PM

Unlike cassettes sound quality wont degrade, a 100th generation CD will have the same exact sound quality as the orginal store bought disc.
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Posted 07 June 2002 - 07:01 PM

And that is what scares the Entertainment industry about CD and DVD :D
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Posted 07 June 2002 - 07:20 PM

It won't get SIGNIFICANTLY or NOTICEABLY worse (jitter may increase since it's PCM) until the datastream is so bad you can't stand to listen to it.

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Posted 09 June 2002 - 11:36 AM

I have noticed that it seems a bit easier to scratch CD-R's and CD-RW's than regular CD's you buy at the store. Could this be true, or is it just coincidence?
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Posted 09 June 2002 - 02:38 PM

It's very true Ogre, but in the real world, unless you're totally careless - you'll never damage any CD or DVD.

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Posted 10 June 2002 - 08:23 PM

Another question:

If you burn a CD-RW as a data CD, can you re-record it as a music CD or does it permanently become a data CD? And vice-versa?

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Posted 13 June 2002 - 07:08 PM

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Posted 13 June 2002 - 07:12 PM

I believe you can. I don't have a cd player that plays cd-rw but I would assume it wouldn't matter. A cd-rw won't play in most cd-rom drives....

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Posted 13 June 2002 - 07:38 PM

All you have to do is reformat the CD-RW and it will be like a new disc, and you can do anything with it.
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