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Why Do They Call It DVD Burning?

Posted By cynthia On December 7, 2013 @ 12:45 PM In Computer Terms,Quick Tips | 1 Comment

Mohammed from KSA writes:

Why is it called CD burning as against copying or pasting or saving?

That’s a simple one, it’s because you are literally burning a CD. CD and DVD burners/writers work by using a laser to burn the surface of the CD or DVD. Making certain portions of the surface darker creates a digital pattern. DVD and CD players read discs by running a laser over the surface and this pattern gives the player digital information that it can interpret as data, sound or video.

~ Cynthia


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