CD Recording Options
When burning an audio CD on the VS-880, 880EX ,890, 1680, 1880, or 1824, you have three options for assembling and recording your CD. These options are as follows:
Write+Finalize - This function records the data from the VS-series hard drive, transfers CD Track Numbers and completes the CD by writing the Table Of Contents (TOC). When done, this CD is ready for playback in any CD player, and no additional audio may be added.
This option can be used on a partially recorded CD to add additional tracks and to finalize it immediately afterward. In this case, the total number of tracks previously recorded on the CD plus the number of tracks to be added cannot be more than 99. Also, the total time previously recorded on the CD plus the time of tracks to be added cannot exceed 74 minutes.
Write w/o Finalize - This function allows multi-session recording of audio on the CD. You can gradually assemble your songs onto the CD. A partially recorded CD cannot be played back in a CD player until it has been 'finalized' by writing the Table Of Contents (TOC). However, it can be played back in the VS-CDR (See section 'CD Player Mode'). Once the TOC is written, no additional audio may be added to the CD.
This is a good way to assemble your CD if you have a 540MB hard drive, or you're simply not ready to record the entire CD at one time. With this option, you can add songs to the CD at your convenience.
Finalize - This function finishes a multi-session CD, making it playable in all CD players by writing the TOC. Once the Finalize function is performed, no additional audio may be added to the CD.