Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 22:14:14 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Using CD-ROMs in a 95's CD Stacker

Colin Stamp wrote: > On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:02:23 GMT, Saab Guy <> wrote: > > >Al, > > > >Nope, my old Sony CD player played a few CD-Roms before, when you see 2 tracks at 84 minutes long, you know it's reading "something", but not audio. > > > >SaabGuy > > If the disc isn't encoded as audio, a modern player will just refuse > to play it, spit it out, call it "bad" or whatever. Older players > might get confused like your Sony. The worst that can happen is that > they end-up playing the disc as though it was audio. That's bad for > the ears, but not really bad for the player unless the volume is set > really high - then watch out for the tweeters. > > The assumption here though, is that we're talking about discs that ARE > encoded as audio. Why would anyone want to keep non-playable discs in > their player for longer than it takes to realize they're non-playable? I know you can get dash mounting units that'll read mp3 files now. The 2 tracks remaining at 84 mins is the result of using 800MB CD-ROMS instead of 650MB types that are 100% compatible with the CD audio standard. Some players will handle them, others won't. Some may even play the end tracks but not allow you to skip back on them. Graham

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