CD-ROM Extended Architecture (CD-ROM XA)
This standard was developed by Philips, Sony, and Microsoft and is considered an extension of the original ISO 9660 format.
Disks that use the CD-ROM XA can mix standard Mode 1 and Mode 2 tracks. CD-ROM XA disks can store data, audio, compressed audio, video, compressed video, and graphics.
This is a mixing together of different types of information is known as interleaving. Using a CD-ROM XA disk requires a specially certified drive capable of reading this format.
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