Disc Formats You Can Play - RCA RTD206 User Manual

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Disc Formats you can play

In order to ensure playback, discs must conform with DVD, CD, VCD or SVCD standards. This
unit may not play some recordings or files due to differences in recording formats, software
used & Disc types.
Digital video discs - 12 cm, single or
double sided, single or dual layer. DVDs
are highdensity optical discs on which
high quality picture and audio are
recorded by means of digital signals.
Most DVD-R and DVD+R (one recording
only), DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs
(rewritable), depending on the DVD
writer and discs used. Recordings using
DVD-R and DVD-RW discs must be made
in Video DVD mode. Recordings using
DVD+RW discs must be made in
accordance with the specifications for
DVD+RW discs with a 4.7 GB capacity.
VCD - Video Compact Disc
CD on which you can record up to 74
min. of VHS quality video associated
with still images, audio tracks and
interactive menus.
SVCD - Super Video Compact
Most SVCDs comply with the IEC62107
standard. SVCDs can be used to record
up to 70 minutes of digital sound and
images in accordance with MPEG-2
standards for video and MPEG-1
standards for audio.
Audio CDs
Audio CDs (12 cm).
Most CD-R (one recording only) and CD-
RW discs (rewritable).
CD-Rs written during a multisession
recording can be played, provided that
the session has ended before the disc is
played (depending on the write
software). However, depending on the
condition of the CD-writer, computer
and the disc used, you may find that
not all discs will play. When playing a
CD-R disc, it is normal for the unit to
take up to 20 seconds to recognize
the disc before starting to play.
If the disc is not recognized after a
period of 20 seconds, remove the disc,
and insert it again.
Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only.
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• Do not use its full capacity.
• CD-Rs should be preferably used instead
of CD-RWs (rewritable CDs) as, in certain
cases, CD-RW playback may be faulty.
• Use reliable, good-quality CD write
• Close all other applications on the
computer to ensure reliable CD-R disc
mp3 files
CD-R and CD-RW discs containing audio
files in mp3 format. For CD-R mp3 discs,
please follow all the recommendations
for CD-R, along with the comments
• Your mp3 files should be ISO 9660 or
JOLIET format. ISO 9660 format and Joliet
mp3 files are compatible with Microsoft's
DOS and Windows, as well as with Apple
• mp3 filenames should not exceed 8
characters, and should end with the
".mp3" extension. General name format:
Title.mp3. When composing your title,
use 10 characters or less, no spaces, and
avoid the use of special characters
including (. , / , \ , = ,+).
• The total number of files on a disc
should be less than 400.
• Use a decompression transfer rate of at
least 128 kB/sec (kilobytes/second) when
recording mp3 files. Sound quality with
mp3 files basically depends on the rate of
compression/ decompression you choose.
Obtaining audio CD quality sound
requires an analog/digital sampling rate,
that is conversion to mp3 format, of at
least 128 kB/sec and up to 160 kB/sec.
Choosing higher rates, such as 192 kB/sec
or more, only rarely produces even better
sound quality. Conversely, files with
sampling rates below 128 kB/sec will not
play properly.
• Do not record copyright-protected mp3
files. "Securized" files are encrypted and
codeprotected to prevent illegal copying.
Important: The above recommendations does
not guarantee that the DVD player will play
mp3 recordings, or as an assurance of sound
quality. Certain technologies and methods for
mp3 file recording on CD-Rs prevent optimal
playback of these files on your DVD player
(i.e. degraded sound quality and in some cases,
inability of the player to read the file).

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