Reading What Rules

Dec 05, 2002 00:53 # 6797

Jaz *** smiles...

Multisession CD recording!

Why has no one ever told me that you can update the files on CDRs over and over again, until its full? I've been using it to backup everything for a week. I think I finally found my perfect backup solution. It's like backup god-mode. I love it.

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Dec 05, 2002 09:01 # 6801

Martin *** laughs about...

Re: Multisession CD recording!

Welcome to the digital age, nice you've made it, too!
:-D

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Dec 05, 2002 21:36 # 6814

oxygenius *** throws in his two cents...

Re: Multisession CD recording!

you also could post this to 'What Sucks', as my Nero Burning Rom turns out to crash everytime I try to update my CDRs. and that's all thanks to a simple update X(

fuck.

but I gonna get a new PC by begin of next year, anyway. :)

cu, w0lf.

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Dec 16, 2002 19:31 # 7068

brnt ** replies...

Re: Multisession CD recording!

hey, what are you talking on. this sounds like one of those multimillion dollar inventions that never really got the publicks attention. so here's my two cents. now how do I do this, and what do you mean you can update files? does it work for music?

brnt_allyn, ya just cant do that.

Dec 16, 2002 19:56 # 7070

Jaz *** replies...

Re: Multisession CD recording!

You practically burn files on a CD again and again, and if a file already exists it is "overwritten", just like on a hard disk. Of course nothing actually gets deleted when "overwriting" (the old files are simply hidden), so eventually your CD will run out of capacity nevertheless. But if you're making backups in the size of a couple dozen MBs you can do a lot of backup runs with just one CD.

Unfortunately my CD burning application crashes during the burning then and when. So it works, but it's not always cleanly implemented.

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Jan 04, 2004 04:08 # 18598

DFS * posts about...

Re: Multisession CD recording!

I had a similar problem with Iomega HotBurn Pro-- it seemed
that I had to add a lot of duplicate files to include the
earlier sessions- however I downloaded a utility called
ISOBUSTER(not free- about $20 registration) but it allows
access to all sessions on the disk without importing--
otherwise find HotBurn pro to be a good reliable product-
I use it with an Iomega USB CD burner and have had good luck
so far

Dec 17, 2002 09:57 # 7089

Martin *** replies...

Re: Multisession CD recording!

Lets say you write a session of 50 files with a total amount of 10 MB to a disc (in multisession mode). If you want to "update" the disk due to some changes to the source files the burning software first reads the complete old session to memory or a temporay file on your disc, after that the changes are made and finally the complete session is written to the remaining free space on the CD. Of course the previous session is marked invalid, which means that diskspace is lost forever. Hence if you dont change the total size of the session too much you can repeat this up to 60 times on a "normal" CD. The downside of it: even if you add just a single CRLF to any of your source files you still need the complete size of the session to update it. But still obviously its better than wasting 600MB for just a handful of bytes...

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Dec 17, 2002 19:12 # 7100

MrCrash *** has all the information you need...

Re: Multisession CD recording!

does it work for music?

According to the CD-Audio standard (Red Book), a regular audio CD player will only read the first session on each CD. However, you can still make a so called Mixed Mode-CD or CD Plus (Blue Book), containing audio on the first session and data on further ones...

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Mar 05, 2003 10:58 # 9207

Necrodeemer * replies...

Re: Multisession CD recording!

The only problem is that it can be very unreliable after a certain number of recordings. And some of the older CD Drives that have CDR support do not read certain sessions on the disks.

BUt it is a cool feature if you want to save money.

When we must, we will

Aug 26, 2003 08:58 # 15232

ARYANS * wants to know...

Multisession CD recording wastes lot of space

....wait every one, before celebrating the multisession. I came to know about it a long back but yesterday what I have come to know, you guys may notice later. But i want to tell you all before hand that each time you add again any files (create additional session) 15 mb of data just get lost.

I was using this multisession for adding 4-5mb data each time, at last I found I could actually store only 150mb and there was no space in my CD-R to write further in it.

So, 150 MB I could write and 550 MB just got lost, anybody has a solution to it..????

please mail me if you find one at
sanjayarya_99@yahoo.com

thanx

Aug 26, 2003 15:05 # 15239

null has all the information you need...

Re: Multisession CD recording wastes lot of space

I think there's not much you can do to get your space back - once burned on disk, the stuff stays there and eats up space.
These 15MB are needed for session data (like, lead-in and lead-out). And the downside of multisession recording is of course that when you change just one single character, the whole session has to be burned again.
If you're doing this multisession stuff a lot, CDRW might be just the solution for you.

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Mar 05, 2003 23:59 # 9218

frank *** replies...

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Mar 06, 2003 07:56 # 9220

Necrodeemer * replies...

Re: Multisession CD recording!

The only problem with CDRW's are that you can't write to them very quickly, and they have a tendancy to break after a certain number of recordings if you get the cheaper ones at the same price of CDR's

There was a case a month ago at work, where one of my colleagues new CDRecorder decided to melt one of the cheaper CDRW disks inside the drive. So he lost an expensive recorder and couldn't get his money back because it was the CDRW disks fault.

When we must, we will

Mar 07, 2003 01:17 # 9239

frank *** shakes his head...

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