So you may be a musician, or a filmmaker, or the CEO of a corporation. All of you, at one point, have had projects that needed to be taken from your computer and placed on a disc. And most likely, the single copy of that disc needed to be duplicated and distributed. CD duplication, DVD duplication, CD album duplication, which one do you choose? Here are a few tips, broken down by industry, to help you pick your disc duplication solution.
These prices are very approximate and are only used for the purpose of estimating the difference between cd duplication services and CD Replication. Lets dig in a little bit. I’ve already illustrated some of the benefits of CD Duplication and the benefits of CD Replication. You can see above that you are spending approximately $500 more taking on the CD duplication responsibilities yourself and only getting 100 CDs!! Having your CDs Replicated costs less and someone else is doing the work. You can spend the time you’d spend on CD duplication and practice your chops or promote your upcoming CD release party, saving yourself $500 that you can use for items like merchandising, t-shirts, stickers, and posters.
It is always a good idea to send 2 copies of your CD master to the manufacturing facility. This can save vital time if there are problems reading one of the discs.
Test your master on different types of media players to make sure it plays in all types of drives the eventual user will utilize to view or listen to your copy.
The real question is… Do you know the difference between the video CDs that you burn yourself with your PC and the video CDs that you buy from video shops?
For editing the MP3 I use Power Sound Editor Free 7.5.1. This is free, and you can use it to add files together, copy and paste selections, delete parts and fade in an out, and much more. The issue with the free version is that the output is in WAV format. You can upgrade to the paid version, or use Xilisoft DPG Converter 5.1.37 for $19.95 to convert it back to MP3s.
Many of us don’t know the difference between the two. In fact, we often interchange the terms. So, let me tell you that both the terms (and processes) are different. So, make sure you know what exactly it is that you want – you want Duplication or Replication. Duplication is an ideal option when your requirement is for small volume of discs (say below, 1000). Replication, on the other hand, is more suitable when your demand is huge (over 1000 discs) and you want all your discs to be of superior quality.
Here’s a quick tip. If you ever want to use services for replication or disc duplication, don’t just upload or email the data to the company. There’s a chance that the data or media can be corrupted when they are transferred, and will not be picked up until the end user gets it.