Why can my CD-burner read what my CD-player cannot?

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Nick Hall  asked the Naked Scientists:

When I copy a scratched cd to a new writeable compact disc, the new cd
seems to work perfectly (doesn't skip or have corrupt data). Why would
the cd-burner be able to read information that my cd player is not
able to?

Thanks!
Nick
(from Alberta, Canada)
What do you think?

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Why can my CD-burner read what my CD-player cannot?
« Reply #1 on: 12/01/2009 13:56:27 »
It could be something as simple as your CD burner not being as precise as the CD player; more tolerant of slightly dodgy data.
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