Playing back DATA CDs

DATA CDs formats

CD-R and CD-RW discs created in the format described below can be played.

Writing software format

ISO9660 level 1
When written in other formats, it may not be possible to play the disc properly.

Maximum number of playable files and folders

Total number of folders and files : 512
Number of folders : 256

File format

MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3
WMA (Windows Media Audio)

Tag data

ID3-Tag (Ver. 1.x and 2.x)
META-Tag (Compatible with title, artist and album names)

Compatible formats


Sampling frequency

Bit rate



32/44.1/48 kHz

32 – 320 kbps



32/44.1/48 kHz

64 – 192 kbps


Be sure to give files the extension “.MP3” or “.WMA”. Files with any other extensions or files with no extensions cannot be played.

Mac OS X files assigned with filenames that begin with “._” are not music data and cannot be played back.

In accordance with copyright laws, recordings you have made should only be used for your personal enjoyment and may not be used in other ways without permission of the copyright holder.

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