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    Hi all....I have just burned three audio files to a CD which totalled 71 minutes but when I right clicked on the "F" drive - in which the disc was placed- then Properties, it showed the disc as being empty. Not something to lose sleep over but what is the explanation please. Regards Dave.

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    This is normal; it's because an audio CD can't be used to store data files.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='772420' date='26-Apr-2009 23:36']This is normal; it's because an audio CD can't be used to store data files.[/quote]


    Thanks Hans.... all too complicated for me I'm afraid, can't see the logic in much of this stuff. I would have thought that if there is anything on a disc it must be recognisable! At least I now know this is normal but what's the difference between an audio CD and the alternative? I can't recall seeing anything other than CD's & DVD's on the same shelf but there you are can't see the wood for the trees I suppose, they must have been there but their diference escaped my notice. Thanks Dave.
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    Audio CDs and data CDs are physically the same kind of disks, but they have been formatted in a different manner. Once a blank CD has been formatted as an audio CD, it cannot be used for data files any more. (In reality it's a bit more complicated than that, but we won't go into that now)

    An audio CD player won't recognize a data CD at all.
    A CD player in a computer will recognize both audio and data CDs but it recognizes that they are different types.

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    [quote name='Silver Fox' post='772468' date='27-Apr-2009 05:02']... if there is anything on a disc it must be recognisable! ...<snip>... I can't recall seeing anything other than CD's & DVD's on the same shelf[/quote]
    Just so you don't go into a shop in the future looking, there are CDs and DVDs, some of which have special "qualities" but there are ONLY CDs and DVDs. The term "audio CD" alludes to the format of the data thereon as opposed to a "data CD" which, in our case, has plain ol' Windows files or one kind or another.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='772475' date='27-Apr-2009 10:47']Just so you don't go into a shop in the future looking, there are CDs and DVDs, some of which have special "qualities" but there are ONLY CDs and DVDs. The term "audio CD" alludes to the format of the data thereon as opposed to a "data CD" which, in our case, has plain ol' Windows files or one kind or another.[/quote]


    Just as I expected guys, just like an onion.... peel away one layer of mystery and another pops into view. Thankfully, like electricity & medicaton, one does not have to understand all the ins & outs to enjoy the benefits. Thanks Dave.
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