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  1. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Hi there,only indirectly connected with computing,can anyone tell me what exactly is a cd-m,and the difference between that and a cd-r? would a[ppreciate any help on this ..... ;)
     
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    Hi telecom,
    I might be 101% wrong :D

    CD-M - Music CDs
    CD-R - Recordable CDs

    I'm just curious...where did you see/hear...that term?
     
  3. telecom69

    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    hi there pvc,hope you had a nice Christmas,and thanks for replying to my query,actually its stamped on some discs that have copied dvd films on,there are two discs to each film,and they belong to a family member who was having problems getting them to play on her dvd player,it kept coming up with the message "incorrect format",they did however play on my computer ok.the reason I asked the question, was that I wondered if the M stood for movies perhaps? it was actually stamped into the disc,not just written on,anyway there you have the story lol, se you soon ;)
     
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    HI, I don't know much about DVD but don't they have a range of regions and some are good some places and others not. Just thought I read it somewhere. Peace Mal
     
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    Hi Mal,your right about the regions,know about that,this here is region 2,its not that however,as these dvd's play on other players ok,but not on the one in question,althogh in the blurb for it,its saying they should,can only be a fault on th particular machine I would think now,it plays others ok,just these marked cd-m wont play,hence the question,thanks for the reply anyway... ;)
     
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    I have no idea what the CD R or CDM mean but there is a reason why the discs do not work. To try and keep it simple a DVD when it is copied on a computer is converted to a different format. When a single DVD is copied it is 'Ripped' converted to another format and then resaved to ordinary CD Roms. A DVD has far more storage area than an ordinary CD ROM which is why you end up with more discs than the original DVD. These ripped disks will usually work on a computer. To use in a DVD you will need one which recognises CVD as well as DVD. Some DVD machines will others will not.

    The region thing is a different matter. There are several regions. We are region 2. America is I belive region 1. A DVD will be released in the USA before the UK. This is to prevent an enterprising person bringing the USA DVD home from holiday to play in the UK. Region one and Region 2 not being compatible. The thinking being they will get more dosh by selling it twice in different regions.

    It is possible to change your DVD to read all regions.

    Hope this helps. Happy new Year:D
     
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    telecom69 Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    Hi theporg,thanks for your reply,it explains it all very well,I sort of guessed it had to be the player not being able to recognise the dvd's,you have confirmed that .....cd-r by the way means,compact disc recordable ..... ;)

    Happy New Year to you and yours too ......
     
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    Glad to help
     
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