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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 24. Making Your Own Digital Recordings: CD and DVD Recorders

Although most of the world is well aware of CD and DVD players by now, many have not yet been exposed to the world of CD and DVD recording. To make copies of data, we’ve typically used floppy disks and other solutions such as Zip drives and magnetic tape backup, or in the case of audio, we’ve typically used regular cassette tapes. CD and DVD burners open up a whole new realm of possibilities for the recording, archiving, and playback of a variety of media content types and offer tremendous storage capacity as well. Although most older laptops and PCs offer drives that support viewing movies on DVD or accessing music or data on CD, the newer internal and external drives support ...

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