CD Extra

CD Extra

Also called "CD Plus," "Enhanced CD" and "Enhanced CD-ROM," it is a Compact Disc (CD) format that contains both audio and data. It uses the multisession capability to store up to 98 audio tracks in the first session and one CD-ROM XA data track in the second session. Audio CD players will play the first session and ignore the second. A multisession CD-ROM drive (all newer drives) will read the last session first, and the software in the data session can cause the audio session to be played. See Mixed Mode CD.
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-- Compatible disc format: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others
* The ability to read CD-Audio, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Photo CD, CD-R, CD-RW, Video CD, CD Extra, and CD TEXT
In addition to rewriting CD-RW media, CD-RW drives can read and write audio CDs, Video CDs (popular in Europe and Asia but not in the U.S.), data CD-ROM discs, CD-R and CD-RW discs, as well as some of the esoteric formats like CD Extra. They can't read DVD-ROM discs, let alone write or rewrite DVD-ROM discs.
It is compatible with DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-ROM XA, CD-I Bridge (Photo CD, Video CD), CD-I, CD-DA, CD-G, multi-session, and CD Extra. With an average random access time of 135 ms for DVD and 95 ms for CD-ROM, it also supports Windows 95/98/NT.
-- Compatible Disc Formats: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others
The CD-ROM formats that have evolved since 1986 from the CD-DA (digital audio) format constitute a maddening alphabet soup, ranging from CD-ROM XA for extended architecture) to CD-I (for interactive) to CD Extra (also known as Enhanced CD, which accommodates audio and data tracks in a fashion that permits the audio to be played on a plain vanilla CD player).
Ultra DMA66 -- Random access time: 140 ms (CD-ROM), 135 ms (DVD-ROM) -- Buffer memory: 2 MB -- Buffer under-run error protection technology: Sony Power-Burn conformed -- Recording method (CD): Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing(DVD): Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+R DL/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW) -- Compatible disc format: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others
* Worst-implemented technological innovation (and for keeping customers in the dark), to Sony, for the CD Plus (now CD Extra) titles that were meant to be used both on CD players and computers but failed more often than not on the latter.
-- Recording method (CD): Disc at Once, Track at Once, Session at Once, Packet Writing(DVD): Random Access Write (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW), Sequential Write (DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW/CD-R/RW) Compatible disc format: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-ROM, CD-DA, Video CD, Photo CD (multi-session), CD TEXT, CD Extra, and others
CD Copier Pro works with a variety of formats, including ISO 9660, Mixed Mode, CD Audio, CD Extra, CD-R and Photo CDs.
- CD Mastering Software: Creates music, audio, data, Mixed-Mode, Video CDs and CD Extra CDs.