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Windows 8 To Add New Disc Burning Features

The Microsoft Corporation played a major role in pushing users towards optical CD/DVD media with the release of the Windows XP operating system in 2001. This was the first operating system to integrate CD and DVD burning features with drag-and-drop convenience. Microsoft then went on to add support for writing Blu-ray discs in Service Pack [...]

What’s the Difference Between Compact Discs and MiniDiscs?

The history of audio recordings goes back a long way. From wax cylinders and reel-to-reel tapes to vinyl records and 8-track tapes, each new media format has brought with it improvements in sound quality and usability. The compact cassette introduced in the early 1960s had become the preferred format for pre-recorded music and home audio [...]

Can CD/DVD Discs Wear Out?

When it comes to storing and archiving information, there are two main types of media: optical media (such as CD and DVD discs) and magnetic media (such as VHS tapes and compact cassettes). Magnetic media can wear out over time, but CDs and DVDs maintain their original quality level from the first copy to the [...]

CD-R Dye Colors Explained

One interesting thing about optical discs is that DVD-R media is always purple, while blank CD-R media comes in a variety of colors. Have you ever wondered why CD-Rs come in different colors? Is there any difference between them? Well, that’s exactly what we are going to talk about in today’s article. As it turns [...]

What’s the Difference Between Inkjet and Thermal Discs?

When shopping for blank CD and DVD media on our website, it’s common to see products with descriptions such as “white inkjet printable” and “silver thermal hub printable.” If you have ever wondered what these mean, you’re not alone. We get asked all the time about which discs are compatible with which printers. That’s why [...]