I would like to etch interesting visible patterns into CD-R or CD-RW (or whatever disk media). Sort of like those old "spirograph
" toy patterns. I would like to use a standard CD drive, etching a visible pattern with that laser. Is this even possible? How could it be possible? [more inside]
posted by garfy3
on Jun 21, 2010 -
Is there any good, free UNIX/Linux software you can suggest for keeping a searchable index of removable media? [more inside]
posted by tommorris
on Nov 25, 2008 -
I have a legacy CDRW which shows up empty when mounted in either Linux or Windows. Extracting an iso image under linux via dd yields greppable strings which indicate files are hiding inside. How do I extract the files without knowing what format or filesystem they are in? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream
on Oct 1, 2008 -
Started up a DIY record label with a friend a while back. I'm looking for a rubber stamp that will be suitable for using on a silver-topped CD-R. Our first release was on inkjet-printable discs, which looked great but took ages to produce. Looking at this thread
points me towards some vendor choices for the stamp. Anyone tried this method of disc identification?
posted by porn in the woods
on Jul 2, 2008 -
Problems burning a CD on an external drive using an iMac G3 600 with Tiger [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Oct 1, 2005 -
How do I turn a Winamp playlist into a CDr?
posted by Satapher
on Oct 1, 2005 -
Tech advice: CDR drive stopped working, replacement drive didn't work either, I'm trying to figure out my next move. [more inside]
posted by donovan
on Apr 29, 2005 -
CD-R problem: Anyone have any luck reading old CD-Rs that they were dumb enough to stick those printed labels on? [mi] [more inside]
posted by LairBob
on Dec 17, 2004 -
Making an "updatable" CD-Rom (lots of linked, searchable pdfs/ docs) that needs to check the web for updated documents and download them to user's hard-drive, subsequently seamlessly showing data from HD/ CD as necessary. Any resources on coding said beast? Google-fu fails me. [more inside]
posted by Pericles
on Dec 14, 2004 -
I've got a bunch of wavs. I've got a CUE file that references said wavs. Is there a program that will take that CUE sheet and normalize the volume across all tracks before
I burn them to a cdr? Nero can supposedly do it as part of the burn process, but I'd rather not waste the disc if I don't like the results. I could use a rewriteable disc I suppose, but I'm curious about finding a better way.
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Nov 8, 2004 -
Slightly bent CD: I have a CD that's (somehow) become slightly bent; you wouldn't notice when you picked it up, but one side is bent downward just enough that it scrapes in my CD-ROM drive. I've had it under a stack of books for the last couple days, thinking that might straighten it, but it doesn't seem to have worked thus far. Is there anything else I can try?
posted by Yelling At Nothing
on Aug 5, 2004 -
VCD headaches. I used to be able to burn VCDs (or super VCDs) that would play on multiple DVD players until recently. Its not the drive as I've tried two different ones. I'm suspecting the media. Anyone know who makes good blank CDRs nowadays? Or if there's a brand that is DVD player friendly? [more inside]
posted by skallas
on Jul 19, 2004 -
MPG1 + CD-R = VCD
MPG1 + DVD-R = ???
Preferably, something I can play on my console DVD player.
posted by scarabic
on Jul 9, 2004 -
I've just bought a CD-Burner from ebay. No maker's mark on it, so how can I tell what model it is? (lots of serial numbers all over it). Also, I need a good CD burning program. Can anyone recommend any free applications? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo
on Mar 31, 2004 -
Let's say I have an Apple OS X computer with a gigantic, 1.5 GB file that I'd like to put onto 3 or 4 CDs, to give someone. What's the best way to spread a file across several discs? Multiple zip files? The UNIX zip command? Some backup program?
posted by inksyndicate
on Mar 23, 2004 -
Recently bought a car and the radio plays CDs. The panel says "CD/CD-R", but the manual had a big sticker across the cover saying "using non-original, recorded discs may damage this radio" etc. Is this some ass-covering copyright related legal thingie, or is it true that a CD I burn at home could damage the player?
posted by signal
on Mar 9, 2004 -
My 48x CD-R drive is *really loud*. Is there any way to slow it down for basic tasks like audio CD playback? Googling finds me some brand-specific "control panel" apps, but this is a no-name model. Is there a generic utility out there?
posted by Aaorn
on Feb 22, 2004 -
Dumb Windows XP question time. I burned some files to a CD-ROM using Nero. Then I burned some more files to the same CD-ROM, creating a multisession CD. Afterward, when I insert the CD into the drive, I see only the second batch of files on the disc. On the Mac I'd expect to see a separate volume icon for each session; how do I access the various sessions under Windows?
posted by kindall
on Jan 22, 2004 -