Unused Space on Writable CDs

This section provides information on unused space on writable CD.

Let's say you received a CD from your friend. He/she recorded some personal digital pictures to share with you. After viewing those nice pictures from the CD, you noticed that those digital pictures only uses less than half of the capacity of the CD. This is a writable (recordable) CD (CD-R). Now you are wondering if you can write more data onto the unused space of this CD.

The answer is yes, if your friend selected the recording option to allow next session when he/she was recording those pictures.

The answer is no, if your friend selected the recording option to disallow next session when he/she was recording those pictures. If you try to record more data to this CD, you will get a "no space" error.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Format

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Players

 Audio CD (Compact Disc Digital Audio or CD-DA) Rip Music

 WAV Audio File Format

 MP3, MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3, Encoding Format

 Burning MP3 Music to Audio CD

 Windows Sound Recorder

 ISO 9660 Standard for Data CD

Recording Data on CD

 Archiving Files on CD - Compress with WinRAR

 Installing Final Burner

 Creating ISO 9660 Image with FinalBurner

 Checking ISO 9660 Image with FinalBurner

 Burning ISO 9660 Image to CD with FinalBurner

 Validating the Finished Data CD

Unused Space on Writable CDs

 VCD (Video CD) Standard

 DVD (Digital Video Disc) Standard Format

 TOC (Table Of Contents) on CDs

 IsoBuster - A Nice CD GUI Tool

 MPlayer - The Movie Player

 vStrip - Rip and Manipulate DVD VOB Files

 mpgtx - Manipulating MPEG Files

 CD/DVD - File Name Extension and Format Types

 References

 PDF Printing Version