> Burning CD-Rs in a computer is a different technology from the pressed
> discs. My software, and probably others, limit a CD-R to 80 minutes, and
> not one second more. No problem; blanks are cheap enough, so I burn two
> if there is no room on one.
I use Feurio; it grumbles a bit if it detects a TT >79:59 but it will
go ahead and do a successful burn.
Most recently I squeezed the 1962 Juilliard Qtt Mozart 'Haydn'
Quartets onto 2 CDs.from an Epic open reel.
A rather curious technical irregularity occurred with the Mozarts.
Obviously all 6 quartets on 2 CDs will run slightly overtime, and are
therefore a little out of spec. CD1 (Quartets 14, 16, 19) runs 82:02;
CD2 (15, 17, 18) runs 81:26. Anyhow when I first burned CD1 the
process completed fine, with Feurio displaying a pop-up 'Recording
Successful!'. When I burned CD2, Feurio burned all 12 tracks, started
writing the lead-out, then displayed an error. But the CD played fine
(I checked the 12th track). Shortly afterward I burned the same two
CDs in the same sequence for a friend in Arizona with the same results
respectively. (He is since written me that the CDs played fine.) I
thought it odd that the CD with the shorter playing time was the one
that drew the error. So when I burned copies for another friend in
Michigan , I burned CD2 first - Recording Successful!. Then I burned
CD1 - the **shorter** timed one - and got the same error message. Of
course I checked it and it played fine.
From what I could gather from snooping around the net, the lead-out on
a music CD is of little significance as to playability - it's just a
succession of binary zeros the laser writes to tell the writer that
the recording is done.
I wondered whether Feurio is programmed to forgive one 'overburn' but
gets all fussy if you
try to do it more than once in the same session.. The next time I
burned this project I did CD1, closed Feurio, started another session
fresh for the 2nd CD. Same result! 'Recording Successful' after CD1;
same bogus error after CD2!
The next time I have to burn copies of this transfer - and there may
not be one - I'll try burning one CD, shut down completely, reboot,
burn the 2nd CD, and see what happens.
Russ (not Martha)