This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
The MultiRead logo indicates that a CD or DVD drive can read all existing
CD formats, including CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-R and CD-RW. See the description
at http://www.osta.org/specs/multiread.htm The presence of this logo on
a CD-ROM drive does *not* mean that the drive can read DVD.
MultiPlay does essentially the same thing, but is meant for consumer CD
and DVD players. See http://www.osta.org/specs/multiplay.htm.