Next: Logical data organisation
Philips and Sony as the inventors of the CD have defined the physical
structure of CD in a small set of standards, the (red, yellow, green,
and orange books).
Two of these standards are of relevance for data CDs:
The CD-XA format has now almost completely replaced the DA format for
the storage of data, even if data is written in one session only.
- CD-ROM DA
- is the original audio CD for up to 74 minutes of 16 bit
audio signals sampled at 44.1kHz. This format is also suited for
other types of data. It is described in the red book.
- is a multisession format in which data can be written to the
CD in a sequence of sessions. CD-XA is described in the
The green and orange books are for CD-i and CD-R respectively.
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