Optical disc authoring

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Optical disc authoring, including DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring is the process of assembling source material—video, audio or other data—into the proper logical volume format to then be recorded ("burned") onto an optical disc (typically a compact disc or DVD).wikipedia
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CD-RW

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This allows a user to construct a disc incrementally, as it could be on a rewritable medium like a floppy disk or rewritable CD.
Erasure methods include full blanking where the entire surface of the disc is erased and fast blanking where only metadata areas, such as PMA, TOC and pregap, are cleared.

Compact disc

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Optical disc authoring, including DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring is the process of assembling source material—video, audio or other data—into the proper logical volume format to then be recorded ("burned") onto an optical disc (typically a compact disc or DVD).
The information is stored either in the lead-in area of the CD, where there is roughly five kilobytes of space available, or in the subcode channels R to W on the disc, which can store about 31 megabytes.

Universal Disk Format

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Disc file systems include ISO 9660 (often known simply as “ISO”) and Universal Disk Format (UDF).
Normally, authoring software will master a UDF file system in a batch process and write it to optical media in a single pass.

DVD authoring

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Optical disc authoring, including DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring is the process of assembling source material—video, audio or other data—into the proper logical volume format to then be recorded ("burned") onto an optical disc (typically a compact disc or DVD).

Packet writing

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Some packet-writing applications do not require writing the entire disc at once, but allow writing of different parts at different times.
Packet writing allows users to create, modify, and delete files and directories on demand without the need to burn a whole disc.

List of optical disc authoring software

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This is a list of optical disc authoring software.

Optical disc recording technologies

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There are many optical disc authoring technologies for optimizing the authoring process and preventing errors.
Optical disc authoring requires a number of different optical disc recorder technologies working in tandem, from the optical disc media to the firmware to the control electronics of the optical disc drive.

Optical disc drive

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Authoring is commonly done in software on computers with optical disc recorders.
CD recording on personal computers was originally a batch-oriented task in that it required specialised authoring software to create an "image" of the data to record and to record it to disc in the one session.

Blu-ray

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DVD and Blu-ray (sequential) discs also allow the use of multiple sessions.

HighMAT

A compatibility technology called HighMAT allows visual material on the disc to be recognised, interpreted and supported by electronic play devices more efficiently.
HighMAT (High Performance Media Access Technologies) is a media format jointly developed by Matsushita (Panasonic) and Microsoft for personal CD authoring with music and photo content.

Mount Rainier (packet writing)

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Packet writing can alternatively be implemented with UDF 1.02 and Mount Rainier extensions.
Defective sectors are recorded at a table in the lead-in (an administrative area) and in a copy of the table in the lead-out.

Optical disc

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Optical disc authoring, including DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring is the process of assembling source material—video, audio or other data—into the proper logical volume format to then be recorded ("burned") onto an optical disc (typically a compact disc or DVD).

DVD

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Optical disc authoring, including DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring is the process of assembling source material—video, audio or other data—into the proper logical volume format to then be recorded ("burned") onto an optical disc (typically a compact disc or DVD). DVD and Blu-ray (sequential) discs also allow the use of multiple sessions.

Disk image

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To burn an optical disc, one usually first creates an optical disc image with a full file system, of a type designed for the optical disc, in temporary storage such as a file in another file system on a disk drive.

File system

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To burn an optical disc, one usually first creates an optical disc image with a full file system, of a type designed for the optical disc, in temporary storage such as a file in another file system on a disk drive.

Temporary folder

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Most disc burning applications silently delete the image from the Temporary folder after making one copy.

Floppy disk

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This allows a user to construct a disc incrementally, as it could be on a rewritable medium like a floppy disk or rewritable CD.

Drink coaster

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(Such a disc is colloquially termed a "coaster", a reference to a beverage coaster.)

Compact Disc Digital Audio

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Data can include album information and low-resolution graphics such as karaoke lyrics; however, these tracks are not compliant with the Red Book of CD audio standards.

Digital video recorder

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There are, however, stand-alone devices like personal video recorders which can also author and record discs.

Operating system

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Some operating systems come bundled with them.

ISO 9660

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Disc file systems include ISO 9660 (often known simply as “ISO”) and Universal Disk Format (UDF).

El Torito (CD-ROM standard)

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The ISO 9660 can be extended with El Torito, Joliet, Rock Ridge, or the Apple ISO 9660 Extensions.

Joliet (file system)

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The ISO 9660 can be extended with El Torito, Joliet, Rock Ridge, or the Apple ISO 9660 Extensions.