Easy CD Creator v4 - Page 9
After so much
blabber about the software, I must say that Adaptec really
put in a lot of effort in it. Easy CD Creator may easily
be your favourite "Swiss-Army" CD-Burning software.
However, the lack of overburning
continues to nag die-hard overclockers such as me.
What is overburning, you ask? To put it simply, the capacity
of a CD-R disc is calculated to allow enough space to hold
at least 74 minutes of Red Book audio data and 90 seconds
of digital silence. The silent area is called the "lead-out",
and is included so that a CD player will realize that it
has reached the end of the disc, especially during fast-forwarding.
When a recording program
tells you the exact capacity of the disc, ithis does not
include the area reserved for the lead-out. There's nothing
magical about this reserved area though. With the right
kind of setup and a willingness to accept write failures,
you can put data into the reserved area, possibly even into
a few blocks past the end of it. This is often referred
to as "overburning" a disc.
Nero allows you to overburn
Though I will not recommend
overburning (it spoils the laser head of the drive after
prolonged usage) it's pretty handy for copying those VCDs
that are a tad longer than 74 minutes.
Adaptec Easy CD Creator V4
Deluxe is a major improvement over the previous versions,
incorporating a host of new programs which helps you to
perform CD burning more efficiently. This program is suitable
for beginners/intermediate users. But if you are a self-proclaimed
advanced user who walks on the edge and use features like
track extraction and overburning, you might want to consider