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Re: OT: Audio CD-R vs. Data CD-R

>>luca wrote:
>>> CDRs (for computers) cost less than Audio CDs.
>>> I have been told this difference ( in Italy it is about 1/2  U.s. $ ) 
>is a
>>> sort of tax that is payed to majors  or whatever because it is clear 
>>> people uses the specific Audio Cd to duplicate music.
>Audio CD-R vs. Data CD-R
>I've seen this several times.  I don't understand why there's a 
>difference.  I
>can understand that a particular manufacturer might recommend using only
>particular branded CD-Rs for recording, but I think that has to do with 
>combination of dyes in the CD-R and recording technology (laser freq,
>I don't think there any inherent difference between an audio CD-R and a 
>CD-R.  Check out http://www.fadden.com/cdrfaq/

well, there may not be any "inherent differences"  but rest assured that a
CD-R  WILL NOT work in a CD-AUDIO only recorder.  i have just discovered
this the hard way - i am the audio production specialist for the university
of notre dame and  i was told point blank by a salesman that the unit i
bought WOULD use normal cd-r's WRONG!  so i now have to pay $1.50 more per
cd for this unit to work - which is a substantial loss to my line of


Traig Foltz
Audio Production Specialist
University of Notre Dame
Office of Information Technology
Office: (219)631 - 3752
Fax:  (219) 631 - 8777