Difference between "Audio" cd-r and others?

vbimport

#1

My friend was telling me about his high-end Marantz cd to cd-r copying/player unit (CD Recorder DR 6050) and how it would only burn to certifited Audio cds. Never having heard of such a restriction, I tried copying a cd using a Ritek cd, and was rejected (the display said “USE AUDIO CD”).

Does anyone know if these “Audio” cds are really anything special/different, or is there just some header info on those cd-rs that locks consumer out of choosing cheaper media?


#2

Yes, some header info, but maybe not to only make you buy the more expensive, but sometimes recorder might not let you copy “audio cd-r”, or there might be some royalty going to Recording Artists organizations when you buy audio cd-r.

Can you try in your friends machine if he can copy a audio cd-r copy?

EDIT:
I did some search, this is the full answer :slight_smile:
http://www.barrel-of-monkeys.com/graphics/prod/dvdplayers/scms.html


#3

Whoa, nice job, detective. That is a good article.