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Windows 7: Taiyo Yuden to end optical disc business

15 Jun 2015   #11
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I have some Verbatim ink jet printable CD-R's that I bought at Costco. I've had good luck in the past with Verbatim before I found Taiyo Yuden. The Verbatim's I have now are made by CMC Magnetics China. I've had some no name's that I used for utility and they too were made by CMC Magnetic China but not as good a quality as the Verbatim's. Obviously different grades.


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15 Jun 2015   #12
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I have a Sony Optiarc burner and never had any problems with any discs I've used. And I use Windows burning software. At present, I've got a few batches of Memorex DVD+R and CD-R in printable and non-printable. I still have some Imation DVD+R. If TY is better than that, I don't know why. Perhaps it depends on the burner and software you use.
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15 Jun 2015   #13
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Just about any brand of disc will burn. However, the physical makeup of the discs can be significantly different, including the dye used. Taiyo Yuden has been accepted as the "best" brand.

I worked the Dell forums for over ten years (I had over 37,000 posts) and Memorex was one of the biggest problem brand that we saw.

Its not the burner drive that is the problem, its the physical (material) makeup of the discs.

Just for clarity on burning Audio Discs (not data or MP3 or DVD), the burn speed can be an issue, especially with older Audio CD players. My Burn Speed "Standard" is 8X, which is compatible with almost any Audio CD Player. Discs burned at higher speeds and played on older Audio CD players can skip or not play at all. I have a bank of 5 USB connected CD/DVD burner drives that I use and with Nero BurningRom I can burn 5 discs at a time (Nero is the only burning program I've found that will burn to multiple discs at the same time). I do a lot of Audio CD burning for my recording studio clients that sell their CD's at concerts and having buyers come back because the disc skips or won't play is a major concern. I go through a lot of ink jet printable CD-R's (I made a 50 CD order this past Saturday). I have a Primera Bravo SE CD Printer that will automatically print 20 CD/DVD's at a time.
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15 Jun 2015   #14
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I'll leave all the high-tech stuff to you guys. I can burn an audio disc with Windows Media Player and play it in a 8YO car player so that's about the extent of my needs.
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16 Jun 2015   #15
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If it will play in a 8 year old car CD player you are lucky. Most in that age, that will not play an MP3, required the slow burned discs.
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16 Jun 2015   #16
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

It does have an in-dash 6-CD Bose system, if that makes a difference. I have a 20YO (going on 3) car also but it's on vacation for a while so I can't try CDs in that one. It would be nice if that one worked too. It also has a 6-CD changer. I'm in the market for a new shop CD player so I'll probably take a disc with me to "try before buying".
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16 Jun 2015   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I'm in the market for a new shop CD player so I'll probably take a disc with me to "try before buying".
You might shop for a unit that can play directly from a USB stick.

No burning, much higher capacity (maybe 250 songs per GB, depending on bit rate). Looks like that's the trend. I got one for the car a year ago (Pioneer), no regrets yet. It also has CD capability, but I haven't used it.
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16 Jun 2015   #18
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yeah, that may be the way to go. I thought about building a speaker box with a power supply and plug in a auto setup. I've got a cheap Pyle in my "fetching parts" car that will take USB or SD cards. That thing will blow the windows out. I was really surprised for price. It would work for a shop and blend right in. Thanks for idea!
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16 Jun 2015   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Be careful in choosing a brand, depending on how you want to play back from USB.

Brands vary in (among other things):

How many folders are allowed, often limited to 255.

How many songs in any given folder, often limited to 255.

How many total songs will be recognized on the stick; can be as few as 15,000, regardless of the stick's actual GB capacity.

I got a Pioneer primarily because although it is limited to 15,000 songs total, they could all be in one folder if you prefer.

If you had 300 "albums" and all had a "folder", some brands will balk due to the 255 folder limit.

I've got my Pioneer set up with about 10 folders (all "genres" like blues, country, etc; no "albums", no "artists") containing about 14,600 individual songs on a 64 GB Kingston mini-USB drive that sticks out about like a jelly bean from the head unit--just enough to grab easily, so you aren't likely to accidentally whack it. About $40 for the drive. The head unit was around 120. Plus speakers of your choice. I just let it random play across all 14,600 songs so I never know what's coming. It indexes and starts playing within about 15 seconds of starting the car, picking up where it left off when I last turned off the ignition.

Takes 4 hours to load that many songs onto the drive, but I only re-format and reload it about once every 6 months---just to get my latest song acquisitions into the mix.
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16 Jun 2015   #20
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'm still getting orders for Audio CD's, so even though they may be "on the way out" they are not in my area. I finished a recording session today for a singer using backup tracks (Karaoke) and they ordered 50 copies.
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