Thursday, July 03, 2008

Heads Up on CD Labels

Just wanted to give everyone a quick heads up on using CD sticky labels. I created a series of DVDs about 3 years ago with some converted video. I then took the time to create labels for these DVDs using the aformentioned CD labels.

Now, 3 years later, I'm trying to make backup copies of the DVDs, but so far, no DVD drive I have will completely read the discs. Of the 8 I have to copy, so far I've only been able to back up 2 completely.

Just to be sure, though, I have may other DVDs burned from the same batch of DVD media and on the same burner and they work just fine. I've also read the same warning online (hence the frantic backup I'm doing now).

So a word to the wise, go with printable DVDs or a good CD/DVD marker and eschew the neat looking CD/DVD sticker labels -- unless your data doesn't matter to you.