Welcome to MusicFan, the web's most comprehensive archive of Enhanced CD's (ECDs), music DVD's and the all new DualDiscs. Musicfans can search the database for the latest and greatest titles and learn some history behind music ECDs and multimedia.
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An enhanced compact disc (ECD) is an audio CD with multimedia
content that can be played on both audio CD and computer-based
CD-ROM players. DVD stands for Digital Versatile Disc. It is
a disc that can hold cinema-like digital video, audio that surpasses
the quality of conventional CDs, and computer data. There are
many enhanced CD and music DVD titles on the market and if you
are a music collector and/or fan you won't want to miss out on
owning some of these great titles!
The current standard for creating ECDs is a format called multimession/bluebook.
You should not have any problems viewing the enhanced CD or music
DVD multimedia content as long as you have upgraded your CPU
and/or software within the last couple of years. If you have
not, you may need to upgrade your CD-ROM or DVD software and/or
hardware. Before 1996, ECDs were made in different formats. They
had names like pre-gap and mixed-mode which related to where
the multimedia was put on the CD. Explain?
No problem. Music DVDs are relatively new and you will need to
have your hardware and software up to date.
If you are a developer and are looking for even more detailed
information about ECDs, the last document made was THE
NEW ENHANCED CD FACT BOOK 2.0. You can download this document
and it should help you understand the history of ECDs. We are
in the process of writing a new and improved document, so please
check back soon! If you are a DVD developer there are many sites
available. Check out http://dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html
If you are looking for the Enhanced CD logo you can get it
the RIAA website.
The Recording Industry Association of America has established "Enhanced
and the "See What You Can Hear" tagline as certification
marks available for
use in connection with enhanced compact disc products that conform
RIAA "Enhanced CD" Voluntary Specification and related
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