CD Duplication is the process of 'burning' an image onto
a cd. This is typically done for small numbers of CDs
and there are generally no setup costs involved. A
small run of 500 CD's would be duplicated
To produce an optical disc, one typically initially makes
a disk copy with a full file structure intended for the optical
disc, and then the image is burnt to the disc. The disc image
is one file, created and stored on the hard drive, and contains
the complete details to be transferred to the disc.
Countless programs produce the disc image and burn in a single
process, so that end-users frequently do not recognize the
difference. Nevertheless, a helpful incentive for knowing
this difference is that making the disc image is a "costly"
(time-intensive) procedure. For the most part disc writing
software will discreetly remove this image from the "temporary
directory" where it was made unless users inform the
disc burning software to save the image, which can then be
used for making additional copies of the identical image without
the requirement to reconstruct the image every time.
Another application is the packet-writing software that do
not involve writing the complete disc at once, but permit
writing portions at a time, allowing the disc to be used in
the matching way as rewritable media such as floppy disk.
A few operating systems are conscious of disc images as a
file system format, and can mount these images so that they
appear as real mounted discs. This attribute can be helpful
for testing a disc image following authoring but prior to
writing to the disc medium.
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Also see DVD Duplication