CD-R to close or not to close

  jack 10:45 23 Jun 2004

When burning a continuing series of files to CD-R it is left open so that the process can continue
However when it is full - is it wise then to 'close' it?
Does it matter?
Will affect the durability of the recording?

  Shas 11:22 23 Jun 2004

I thought that if you wanted to run the disc in an ordinary CD ROM drive or play it in a CD player, (i.e. not the re-write drive it was recorded on), you HAD to close, or finalise, the disc otherwise it won't work?

  Cuddles 11:23 23 Jun 2004

Once you close the session the danger of overwriting the disc is eliminated, so it is always a good idea to close a completed cd compillation.

  keith-236785 11:57 23 Jun 2004

i will just echo the other replies, when you are sure you have finished writing to the disc, close the session then it will be readable in any cdrom drive.

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