I’m trying to do some research (for learning purposes only) on what is involved in the copying/ripping of copy-protected media. To avoid wasting lots and lots of CDRs (I believe they are called coasters), I would prefer to use a CDRW instead.
Thus, I have a very basic question.
Ignoring the physics and manufacturing details of the media, purely bit structure- and bit layout-wise (that is, purely from a software standpoint):
- Is a CD-R disk identical to CD-RW disk?
- Is a DVD-R disk identical to DVD-RW disk?
Additionally, is it true a DVD is ‘just’ a bigger (capacity-wise) version of a CD? Meaning…
3. Is a DVDR disk just a bigger version of a CDR disk?
4. Is a DVDRW disk just a bigger version of a CDRW disk?
Further variations of the above questions:
5. Can a bootable CDR image (of an OS) be burned on to a CDRW?
6. Can a bootable CDR image (of an OS) be burned on to a DVDR?
7. Can a bootable CDR image (of an OS) be burned on to a DVDRW?
8. Is a multi-session disk (that has not been closed yet) any different?
I suspect the answers to all of the above are ‘No’ but I’m not sure. Would greatly appreciate your kind response.
Also, where would basic concepts such as these be covered? Any good Links/Books?
Many thanks in advance from a total newbie!