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Writing CDs & DVDs. Dave Botherway. December 2007. A g e n d a. Why Write CD / DVDs ? Types of CDs, DVDs PC Hardware / Software File Types & Demonstration. Why Write ? Key Questions ?. Offsite / Archival Backup Storage @ Low$

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Writing cds dvds

Writing CDs & DVDs

Dave Botherway

December 2007


A g e n d a

A g e n d a

  • Why Write CD / DVDs ?

  • Types of CDs, DVDs

  • PC Hardware / Software

  • File Types & Demonstration


Why write key questions

Why Write ? Key Questions ?

  • Offsite / Archival Backup Storage @ Low$

  • Send ‘large’ files -> Associates, Customers

  • Backup of existing CDs, DVDs

  • Key Questions :

    • How much data - 20 MB, 200 MB, 20 GB ?

    • What can Recipient handle ? What can I do ?

    • Do I need to ‘prevent’ Over Writing ?

    • How many copies needed ?


Writing cds dvds

Optical Storage Media (CDs, DVDs)

Dec-07

Costs.

20c

30c

60c

$1

$12

$ 1

$3

??

$12 / 30

$29 / 75

$89

1970s – LD, Laser Disk (30cm)

1980s – CD, Compact Disk (12cm), 60 mins Audio – 20 Tracks @3mins

1990s – CD - R (Recordable) 650MB (now 70mins, 700 MB)

- CD-R Mini (8cm, 193 MB)

1995 – CD - RW (Re Writable) - maybe 100 times ?

1997 - DVD (Digital Video / Versatile Disk) 4.5 GB

DVD - R Recordable

DVD - RW Re Writeable

DVD - RAM (Write Many, 100,000 times ? For VCRs)

2002 DVD + R, DVD + RW New format -> DL

2003 - DVD DL (Dual Layer) 8.5GB (Movie DVDs)

Double sided = 17 GB

2006 - HDD (High Definition) Disk 15GB, DL 30GB(ala Beta vs VHS on VCR tapes)

BD (Blue-Ray) Disks 25GB DL / DS 50GB

2007 - BD DL?DS RE (Erasable) 50GB


Writing cds dvds

Dec-07

Costs

$ 10?

$ 15?

$ 20

$ 30

! $ 245

$ 50

$ 60

? $ 600

! $ 725

? ? ?

PC CD-DVD-RW Hardware

CD - R Rx4, 12, 16, 52

CD - R/W added Wx4 (ie. Read & Write )

DVD / CDW added Read DVDs, either + or - !

DVD - W added R/W DVDs, Both + & -, DVD-RAM

Nov-2003 MPC Bulk Buy (80 units)

DVD DL added R/W Dual Layer DVDs

DVD Lightscribe(Invert & Writes on label, special disk)

HD - added High Def

BD - OR added Blue-Ray ( DL or DS ? )

Dual HD / BD ? ? ? ? (BD-W, HD-R)

NB. Hardware usually includes needed S/w (OEM)


Cd dvd software

CD / DVD Software

  • Nero Suite Ultra -v8 $169

  • Roxio Easy Media Creator – v10 $130

  • ( or get as OEM s/w with Drive) $5

  • Freeware - eg. Deep Burner $0 ( Intro to their PRO version )

  • Standard in VISTA ( Limited in XP ? )


Burning decisions

“ Burning “ Decisions ?

  • Format . . . .

    • Audio -- use in CD Players

    • Data -- use in PCs, MP3 Players

    • . . . ISO -- CD Image Copy (either of above)

  • Sessions . . .

    • Single Session & Close / Finalize

    • Multi Session -- can later Add additional files & Delete

    • ( but not recover “deleted” space )

    • Re Writeable -- UDF ( Add, Delete / Recover )

    • -- Erase ( fresh start . . . . )

  • Write Speed. . . . Less than Maximum ?

  • Contention from Other Apps ( Buffer Under Run ? )


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