Orange Book (CD-ROM)
The Standard for CD-R duplicating
Allowed computer data to be appended to CD-R media.
The Orange Book standard is the format that enables
CD-R drives to record discs that regular CD-ROM drives
and Audio CD players can read. Though the Orange Book
specification allows a CD-R disc to be recorded in more
than one session, It is not recommended that a "multi-session"
disc be used as a master for "pressed CD's, Rather
"Disc-at-Once," or a "single volume"
disc be used. Depending on the recording method, a "mixed-mode
disc" can be created to contain Yellow Book or
Red Book sessions, in any order. It is possible to create
a disc that places an audio track in the first track
of the disc, where it can be played by Audio CD players,
and CD-ROM data in the second track of the disc, where
it can only be read by CD-ROM drives in computers.
Eventually "stamped multisession"
discs were given their own specification and are referred
to as either Blue Book or CD Plus.
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