Solved Pro & Con of using paper label on DVD discs

June 15, 2011 at 06:52:11
Specs: Windows 7, 8gb
Hi there. This is a question for all you cd, dvd and blu ray experts. Right, I am a real noob in dvds, so I just want to ask this, does a CD label pasted on a dvd still work?

I have already googled it and searched it on wikipedia, but I cant seem to understand anything they are saying. So try to simplify it to me, thanks.

Maybe the dvd (modified physically with a cd label) may still work on a computer, but what about on an XBOX 360? Will I be able to play games with a dvd with a cd label pasted on it?

Oh, and would you guys be so kind to explain how a dvd works? Thanks


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#1
June 15, 2011 at 09:31:16
The label means nothing. It's just for identification. You can Google how a dvd player works. We don't have time to play teacher.

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#2
June 15, 2011 at 12:32:42
"does a CD label pasted on a dvd still work"

Yes. It would only fail if out of balance or falls off. And that happens a lot.

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#3
June 15, 2011 at 13:08:40
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Just sticking any old label on a DVD is not a good idea because of the balance problem also a label coming adrift inside the drive can be a PITA to sort out.

A CD/DVD can spin at over 3000 rpm. At these speeds any imbalance in the disk will cause severe vibration. The drive electronics will detect this vibration and slow down the disk, thus reducing the data transfer rate.

If you must put labels on CD/DVD disk can can buy the necessary sooper sticky labels and tool to apply a circular label to the disk so it is centred and reduces the chances of an imbalance.

Stuart


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#4
June 15, 2011 at 14:54:41
I stopped using labels on discs after reading that some of the adhesives used can attack the disc surface after a while. Luckily I'm a fairly neat writer so now I just use purpose-made cd pens with a fine point. Better safe than sorry.

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#5
June 16, 2011 at 02:08:24
@StuartS
So you're saying that I should use new CD labels?

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#6
June 16, 2011 at 03:45:47
CD Label DVD labels, they are no different. They are round with a hole in the middle. But you should never re-use a label.

Stuart


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#7
June 16, 2011 at 07:17:18
The best option is to buy a printer that can print direct to disk and then use printable disks - there's little difference in price these days and the printers are a lot cheaper as well.

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