[Dixielandjazz] Recording the music

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Sat Jun 19 12:30:02 PDT 2010

In a message dated 6/19/2010 1:05:02 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
jim at kashprod.com writes:

Stick to  For Music Only (or something like that) labeled blank CDs...
    Jim, the only difference between  regular CD-Rs and Music CD-Rs is that 
the Music CD-Rs have code on them to allow  an audio-system CD recorder 
(such as the one I have) to copy onto them.   The audio-system CD recorder will 
not accept a plain CD-R.
    Other than that, the two types of disc  are the same, and of the same 
recording quality.  If you are using a  computer to make the CD-R, the 
quality will be the same regardless of which type  CD-R you use.
    The extra money you pay for Music  CD-Rs goes to RIAA, so they can 
capture every last penny of copyright  revenue.
    Here's what Wikipedia  says:
"Initially in the _United  States_ 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States) , there was a market separation between "music" CD-Rs and  "data" 
CD-Rs, the former being several times more expensive than the latter due  to 
industry _copyright_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright)  arrangements with 
the _RIAA_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIAA) ._[2]_ 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-R#cite_note-1)  Physically, there  is no difference between the 
discs save for the Disc Application Flag that  identifies their type: 
standalone audio recorders will only accept "music" CD-Rs  to enforce the RIAA 
arrangement, while computer CD-R drives can use either type  of media to burn 
either type of content._[3]_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CD-R#cite_note-2) "
    Nowadays, a Music CD-R costs about 15%  more than a plain CD-R.
                                                                    Al  B

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