Dangerous to overburn a CD?

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  1. DeathStar1

    DeathStar1 Producer

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    Just wondering if I should attempt this. I have 4, 20 minute shows I converted to audio, and I need about an extra minute or so on the CD that I don't have. It's an 80 minute CD, so I'm wondering if I should overburn it?

    would it harm the CD Player? Would the CD be unworkable? Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Joe Hsu

    Joe Hsu Supporting Actor

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    As long as your drive is capable of overburning it, you should be fine. It won't harm the CD, but there always is the possibility of making a coaster. It's just one CD-R, so give it a try. Couldn't hurt. [​IMG]
     
  3. Dave F

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    What about those warnings about actually harming the writer? Does that actually happen? I overburn fairly often, and keep wondering when I'm going to hit that wall...

    -Dave
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    CD-writers are cheap! Go for it!
     
  5. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    Yeah, I just bought one though. I don't need to dump another $150. [​IMG]
    -Dave
     
  6. Rob Gillespie

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    I've burned 82min CDs onto 700mb CD-Rs with my Plextor.
     
  7. DeathStar1

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    >>Yeah, I just bought one though. I don't need to dump another $150>>
    Same here [​IMG]. Mine is barley a year, and it's a Creative Labs 12X10X32. I beleive I got the thing around the time Enterprise started airing "Broken Bow" for the first time [​IMG].
     
  8. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    Hah! Now that's a true HTF'er: measuring time by the first airing of a Trek episode! [​IMG]
    -Dave
     
  9. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

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    $150? Shoot, nowadays, you can quite a nice, speedy CD burner for half that. I've seen them with a rebate for around $50.
     
  10. Max Leung

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    yeah, you can get a very capable CD writer for $60 US (no coupons or rebates needed either!), like a Lite-On 32x12x40x CD writer. Excellent drive!
     

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