I've just bought myself a CD re-writer and would like to know the following.
1. Do you have to format all brand new CDs, or just re-writable ones?
2. Is it possible to copy both data and music tracks to the same CD using DirectCD or Easy CD Creator? I am trying both, but it is asking me to insert a CD with available space. I have a re-writable blank CD which I erased some data from so it has space, but it does not seem to accept it.
3. Does the CD have to be a WRitable CD only for music tracks, or can they be re-writable too, so that I can delete the songs if I dont like them later?
4. Why are some CDs 80 minutes long, what is the significance of them and where can I buy them from?
5. I copied a game from an original CD to CD backup, but when I ran the backup it kept asking me to insert the CD with the game on it, yet it was an identical backup. What is the problem here and how can it be overcome?
6. Can anyone suggest any better software or alternative ones for copying data and music apart from the ones already mentioned above?
7. Is there a difference between a blank CD costing $3 each or one costing $1.50 each. Can CDs become corruptable if cheaper price, and can cheaper blank CDs affect the sound quality on digital sound tracks when copied onto cheaper CDs?
8. I copied some data to my re-writable CD using DirectCD v2.5, but when I tried it on another PC, it could not read the CD at all. I later found out via the help feature, that it ISO- xxxx has to be enabled after right clicking in the properties. The only problem is, is that I upgraded from version 2.0 via Adaptec's web site, and the 2.5 version does not have the ISO bit on the right clicked properties. Instead it has something like "Enable this CD to be read in other CD ROms" and the box is checked, but greyed out. What is the best solution to make sure that others can read my CD without having DirectCD also?
Please answer each of the questions in the numbered format i.e 1, 2, 3 etc so I can clearly distinguish between them.
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