The content of your master is transferred to a hard drive. Then, the data residing on the hard drive is 'burned', meaning it is transferred bit for bit to a pre-manufactured write once CD-R.
Compact disc (CD) have a diameter of 120 millimetres (4.7 in) and can hold up to about 80 minutes of uncompressed audio or 700 MB (megabytes) of data. Mini-CDs have various diameters ranging from 60 to 80 mm (2.4 to 3.1 in); they are sometimes used for CD singles, storing up to 24 minutes of audio.The format was originally developed to store and play back sound recordings only CD-DA (Red Book), but was later adapted for storage of data CD-ROM (Yellow Book). Several other formats were further derived from these, including write-once audio and data storage CD-R used for duplication, rewritable media CD-RW not recommended for duplication.
CD-ROM XA is an extension of the Yellow Book standard for CD-ROMs that combines compressed audio, video and computer data, allowing all to be accessed simultaneously. It was intended as a bridge between CD-ROM and CD-i (Green Book). ”XA" stands for eXtended Architecture and include Enhanced Music CDs (Blue Book or CD+), Video Compact Disc VCD, Super Video Compact Disc SVCD (White Book), Photo CD, Picture CD, CD-i, and CD+G ( audio + Graphics) used for Karaoke.
CD-Text is an extension of the Red Book Compact Disc specifications standard for audio CDs. It allows for storage of additional information (e.g. album name, song name, and artist) on a standards-compliant audio CD. We can add this infomation to your CD for a small fee, or you can deliver a master with the text already attached. More info