CD burner

What is CD burner?
A CD burner is a device that stores information on CDs. It typically takes the form of a rectangular metal case (or a metal / plastic hybrid case) with a slot or tray into which CDs are inserted. A laser inside the case burns digital information onto the disc, which in turn can be read on standard CD readers and players.

CDs store and transmit binary data through a series of bumps that spiral out from their center. CD burners etch information onto CD-R or CD-RW media, which is sold as 'blank' formats on which information can be stored on permanent or (in the case of CD-RW) temporary. Like recorded CDs, the blank discs consist of thin layers of metal and polycarbonate. Between these layers is a polymer dye that is converted by the laser imprints of the torch.

The CD burner is a very important tool in terms of the impact on consumer media formats. Before the CD burner, compact discs were largely non-copiable (at least at the consumer level, where media were typically only copied onto a cassette). The first CD burners made available in the late 1980s, but weighed hundreds of pounds and cost more than $ 100,000. But gradually the CD burners became more portable, affordable, and accessible to the public, which led to a large number of copyright concerns and inspired new DRM protocols.

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