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JW8725
Jul 15, 2005, 11:35 AM
As you may know, recorded CDs rot over time. The metal layer oxidises or something. They may become totally unplayable or cause gaps and pops in the sound. I would like to know what "brand" or type of CD you rip to? Not all CDs are produced of the same quality right? Also my mate swears by those black sided Playstation type of CDs for audio recording? Is there any truth in that? I've put my origionals on display (show off I know I know) in a nice Ikea cabinet. The audio files on my HD are my reference and I just wanna rip to quality CDs to play on my system.

Thanks



iLikeMyiMac
Jul 15, 2005, 11:49 AM
I've heard good things about Maxell. I use them.

Zukatah
Jul 15, 2005, 12:30 PM
Personally I use Fujis as much as possible but when I run out of them and need a good replacement, I get Verbatims. Never had a problem with those either, unlike those cheap CDs that get scratched so easily!

jayscheuerle
Jul 15, 2005, 12:54 PM
From what I understand, most CDs are made by just a few companies and are rebranded for sale.

kgarner
Jul 15, 2005, 01:50 PM
From what I understand, most CDs are made by just a few companies and are rebranded for sale.
Probably true, but I would imagine that they then send them through some sort of quality check and sort them out that way. Then those that want to sell quality product buy those and those that want to offer a budget product buy those. I know that there are often differences in quality from name brand stuff to no name stuff.

question fear
Jul 15, 2005, 02:06 PM
my understanding of cd rot was that it will rot over time, but not necessarily in the near future...so if you're super concerned about cd rot, re-burn your cds every year or so, and keep them in dry cool places.

ExoticFish
Jul 15, 2005, 02:24 PM
my understanding of cd rot was that it will rot over time, but not necessarily in the near future...so if you're super concerned about cd rot, re-burn your cds every year or so, and keep them in dry cool places.

that all depends really. newer cdr's i would hope are better but a few years a couple friends of mine both burned a crap load of cds and a years later one of my friends cds could not be read. sure enough he bought the "cheap stuff".

jayscheuerle
Jul 15, 2005, 03:05 PM
Ratings (http://http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=CD+quality+difference&page=1&offset=0&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3Df3bcaed1f985e1e5%26clickedItemRank%3D3%26userQuery% 3DCD%2Bquality%2Bdifference%26clickedItemURN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.cdmediaworld.com%252Fhardware% 252Fcdrom%252Fcd_quality.shtml%26invocationType%3D-%26fromPage%3DnsBrowserRoll%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdmediaworld.com%2Fhardware%2Fcdrom%2Fcd_quality.shtml)

and more info. (http://http://search.netscape.com/ns/boomframe.jsp?query=CD+quality+difference&page=1&offset=0&result_url=redir%3Fsrc%3Dwebsearch%26requestId%3Df3bcaed1f985e1e5%26clickedItemRank%3D2%26userQuery% 3DCD%2Bquality%2Bdifference%26clickedItemURN%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.md4pc.com%252Fquestions%252F49 .htm%26invocationType%3D-%26fromPage%3DnsBrowserRoll%26amp%3BampTest%3D1&remove_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.md4pc.com%2Fquestions%2F49.htm)

quigleybc
Jul 15, 2005, 03:16 PM
As long as you buy CD-R's from a semi quality brand, fuji, maxell, verbatim, and you keep your discs in a case, away from harmful elements like water they should, in theory, out last your life. It's when they start getting left around the house exposed to whatever that they can become compromised. Just take care of your discs, and they'll be ok. :cool: