CD-R Media Colours

Can anyone please tell me what the Difference is between the different colours of CD-R's.
i.e Between the Kodak Gold and the Kodak Silver,and which is better for what.
Thanks

Dave Steers
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CARLOSCommented:
Goto WWW.CDMEDIAWORLD.COM...look under CD Dye...Should be everything u need...
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prositCommented:
Well, when I first started making cd's 5-6 years ago they said that gold was best, and the blue ones were the worst, but several 1000 blue cd's later I've probably thrown one out per 1000 and that might be for other reasons.

I don't think there's any difference today unless you have a really crappy burner.  Mine is a 8x Plextor.

Remember that 80minutes cannot contain audio, or let me rephrase that, you cannot play 80 minutes cd's in your stereo...

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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
>>you cannot play 80 minutes cd's in your stereo...

Hey, wait a picken moment, then how come the Guns & Roses Use Your Illusion II [just an example], is more than 74 Mins??? Did some Mad Magician burn those CD's with his magic twig??? :P
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prositCommented:
We were talking about cdr's and 80 minute writeable cd's cannot be played in an ordinary cd-player.

I have loads of regular music cd's which is longer than 74 minutes, and yes of course they will work!

In order to burn these on a writable, you should buy a good quality 74 min (kodak worked for me) and overburn it with nero or some other program that allows overburning. Most 74 minute cd's has plenty of space left.

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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
Damn, i was kindda willing to meet the magician man...

I have nero [Demo 'till 1-31-00], used a couple of times, what about Verbatim??? does it have more than 74Mins??? or TDK???
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prositCommented:
Well they all have more space, but some are better quality and better verified than other.   I really can't recommend other than Kodak, cuz that's the only ones I've tried.

All I can tell you is try it and see how it goes.   It's only a $ :)

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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
Ok, here you have "10 Points for Funch"... :)
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prositCommented:
tnx
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
Funch go and post an answer or a comment in...

http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=hardgen&qid=10256954 

http://oldlook.experts-exchange.com/EQ.10256954-2348856

'cos that's the only way i can give you the points, i'm not a magician...
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prositCommented:
Sorry, yeah here we go :)

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dsteersAuthor Commented:
Thank you all very much for your answers they all helped a lot.
Thanks once again.

Dave Steers
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prositCommented:
np
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
Hey funch... Opppssss, scuze me i post the link wrong, this is where you should post a message.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=hardgen&qid=10258723 


And dsteers, scuze me for using your threat as a BB. :)
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