It is a three-piece plastic case, measuring 142 by 125 by 10 millimetres (5.59 in × 4.92 in × 0.39 in), a volume of 177.5 cubic centimetres (10.83 cu in), which usually contains a compact disc along with the liner notes and a back card.
- 1 What size is a CD?
- 2 Do CDs still come in jewel cases?
- 3 What size is a CD cover in pixels?
- 4 What should I write on a CD cover?
- 5 How do I burn a CD?
- 6 How many times can a CD be played?
- 7 What replaced CDs?
- 8 How can I tell how old a CD is?
- 9 How do you get a CD out of a jewel case?
- 10 What is the difference between a digipak and a CD?
What size is a CD?
Standard CDs have a diameter of 120 millimetres (4.7 in) and are designed to hold up to 74 minutes of uncompressed stereo digital audio or about 650 MB of data. Capacity is routinely extended to 80 minutes and 700 MB by arranging more data closely on the same sized disc.
Do CDs still come in jewel cases?
Since the CD jewel case has existed for decades, there are many CD shelves, racks, and other products in the market that are made for CD jewel cases. That is a few cents cheaper than digipaks and other CD wallets.
What size is a CD cover in pixels?
At 300 dpi the standard pixel dimensions of a CD cover jewel case insert are 1425px X 1425px. At 600 dpi the standard pixel dimensions of a CD cover jewel case insert are 2850px X 2850px.
What should I write on a CD cover?
- Ordered list of songs (your writer or artist will need to know what order your songs are in on the CD), with track times for each final cut.
- Credits—producer, engineer, sound studio, cover design, photographer(s), writer(s), etc.
- Lyrics—of all or any number of songs; particularly of original material.
How do I burn a CD?
Open the disc drive, insert a blank CD-R, data CD, or DVD, and close the drive. If the AutoPlay dialogue box opens, close it. If your computer has multiple drives, click the Burn Options menu, click More burn options, and then click the Devices tab to select the drive you want to use.
How many times can a CD be played?
In short, no. Optical media like CDs and DVDs does not wear out from repeated use. It can degrade or become damaged, however. CDs and DVDs can degrade over time because their recording layers are made with a dye that is extremely photosensitive; it deteriorates when exposed to UV rays over time.
What replaced CDs?
Manufacturers have replaced the aging CD player with touch-screen media centers that offer streaming services, hands-free Bluetooth® and can play digital files from portable USB drives. Over the years, CD sections in stores have been shrinking as less and less people buy CDs.
How can I tell how old a CD is?
Another way to tell if Your CD is old, unless the jewel case has been switched out, is to look on the top and bottom of the hinged door on the jewel case. On earlier production CD’s, the jewel case will be frosted plastic on the top and bottom of the door.
How do you get a CD out of a jewel case?
How to strip a CD Jewel Case
- Open the cover. This is tricky, because jewel cases suck so much, but you’ve probably figured out a technique by now.
- Remove the liner notes. That’s the booklet inside the cover.
- Flex the case.
- Pull out the tray.
- If you moisten your thumb, you can pull the tray card out easily.
What is the difference between a digipak and a CD?
A digipak is the same form and size as a standard CD Jewel Case, however it is made mostly from environmentally friendly board. The difference with a digipak is that the CD wallet/jacket has a plastic tray which the disc snaps into – overall it is a sturdier product.