This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
Not directly. CD and DVD are very different formats, so you can't write
DVDs with your CD recorder. You may be able to convert the contents into
a lower-quality format though. Be wary of scams. See section (3-49).
There are devices now that can record both DVD-R and CD-R. Those are
usually advertised as "DVD recorders", not "CD recorders".