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CD-R's coded to comply with the DMCA?
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post Aug 14 2005, 21:28
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I was looking for some cheap CD-R's to purchase and I came across these:

http://www.compusa.com/adproducts/product_...&pfp=ADPRODUCTS

Now, what the hell does encoded to comply with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act mean?

I know that I should be getting some Yuden's, but cash is short right now and I just need something to store some extra stuff (not Lossles or anything).
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post Aug 14 2005, 21:41
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I know that CD-Rs for audio are more expensive in Germany since a part of the price you pay goes to GEMA. I think the same applies to those CD-Rs - you actually pay for the right to copy the music.

Edit: Some stand-alone audio CD recorders will require such discs or otherwise they will not allow you to record.

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post Aug 14 2005, 22:02
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QUOTE (Sebastian Mares @ Aug 14 2005, 04:41 PM)
I know that CD-Rs for audio are more expensive in Germany since a part of the price you pay goes to GEMA. I think the same applies to those CD-Rs - you actually pay for the right to copy the music.

Edit: Some stand-alone audio CD recorders will require such discs or otherwise they will not allow you to record.
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Interesting. I thought it had something to do with what kind of music you would be able to place on them or what you could play the disks on.

Anyway, I'm between the TDK's or some Verbatim's (both 100 packs and for 17.99) or a 50 pack of Memorex's for $10.

Any votes?
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post Aug 14 2005, 22:22
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"Music" cdr's have a code in the pregroove that allows them to work with standalone recorders. These discs cost a bit more due to a tax paid back to the RIAA.


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post Aug 19 2005, 00:24
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QUOTE (Remedial @ Aug 14 2005, 05:02 PM)
Anyway, I'm between the TDK's or some Verbatim's (both 100 packs and for 17.99) or a 50 pack of Memorex's for $10.
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It's a no-brainer: go with the Verbatims. At that price, they will most likely be DataLife which is grade A CMCs. Whatever you do, definitely avoid Memorex - you never know what you get with those; but chances are, they are grade B CMCs.
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post Aug 21 2005, 00:55
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QUOTE (Never_Again @ Aug 18 2005, 07:24 PM)
QUOTE (Remedial @ Aug 14 2005, 05:02 PM)
Anyway, I'm between the TDK's or some Verbatim's (both 100 packs and for 17.99) or a 50 pack of Memorex's for $10.
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It's a no-brainer: go with the Verbatims. At that price, they will most likely be DataLife which is grade A CMCs. Whatever you do, definitely avoid Memorex - you never know what you get with those; but chances are, they are grade B CMCs.
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I went with the TDK's which ended up being Moser Baers.

Also, I highly doubt that the Verbatims were DataLife's. They looked like the regular low grades.
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post Aug 21 2005, 07:42
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1) Moser Baers have been great discs in my experience
2) I think your thinking of datalife *plus* which are the mcc azo discs, the regular datalife's are grade "A" CMC.


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