Solved Adding songs to a CD-ROM RW

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goedel

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Does the fact that a CD-ROM RW is re-writable mean that after I have burned some WAV files to a disc, I may at a later time add WAV files to empty space that might still exist on the disc? OR, is it the case that once a burn has been completed, the disc may not be written on further, unless it is completely erased?
 

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If you first format the CD-RW using a Universal Disk Format (UDF), you can burn files to it at any time. You can also delete files, but that does not recover the space used by the file; the space is tagged as unavailable. You need to erase the whole disk to recover all of the used space.

A note of caution. A UDF disk may not be as reliable as a regularly burned CD. Adding and deleting a few files at a time may find you one day getting a write error and the whole disk becoming unreadable.
 

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If you first format the CD-RW using a Universal Disk Format (UDF), you can burn files to it at any time. You can also delete files, but that does not recover the space used by the file; the space is tagged as unavailable. You need to erase the whole disk to recover all of the used space.

A note of caution. A UDF disk may not be as reliable as a regularly burned CD. Adding and deleting a few files at a time may find you one day getting a write error and the whole disk becoming unreadable.
The info is helpful. Thank you.
 

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For best results, I also simply reburn the entire disk just as you would a non RW disc. Aside from the issues noted above, UDF discs also sometimes have issues when moved to another computer (although not as much of an issue as it was when the tech was new).
 
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