LightScribe: HP’s Clever Twist on the CD Burner

From Technology Connections.

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I remember when LightScribe was first marketed, and let me tell you I thought it was *the* *coolest* *thing* to ever happen. Burning labels with lasers? No way! Well, it worked amazingly well. LightScribe wasn’t without its flaws, though, and in this video we’ll discuss a bit of its history, how it worked, and why it wasn’t a runaway success.

Some links and stuff!
Basic info and some details of operation came from here:
https://www.pcworld.com/article/121297/article.html

This is a patent you can look at for a LightScribe drive made in 2011 (kinda near the end of the run)
https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/f1/5b/55/752ceaa7c6f109/US8040367.pdf

If you happen to have a LightScribe drive and some media, but you’ve never installed anything to let you use it, check out Steve’s website. Some notes on compatibility–Apparently his free labeler doesn’t work with Windows 10. The LightScribe utilities do, and so does Nero 8 for what it’s worth. But if you’re desperate to get your Win10 PC into the LightScribe universe, you may face some challenges.
https://lightscribesoftware.org/

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