From: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Well, over time you'll get more pops and glitches, but it probably won't be that noticable.
Mode 2 (specifically mode 2 form 2) uses less error correction (ECC stands for error correction code I think...something simaler at LEAST) then the standard data format, known as mode 1. basically you use 2342 bytes per sector of the CD instead of 2048, which results in more space. Normally the extra space is used for storing extra information to fix minor bugs, like scratches and fingerprints. Using mode 2 (specifically mode 2 form 2) means that your CD will have a shorter lifespan, because it will not be able to resist as many fingerprints and scratches.
I havn't figured out a way to make a standard compilation using mode 2 form 2 yet, but maybe Nero can't do it (??? I don't know). I'm sure another member of this forum has that information however.
by the way, the reason I say mode 2 form 2 is because mode 2 form 1 only uses 2048 bytes per sector, and is no different (in terms of capacity) then mode 1.
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