September 30th, 2005, 03:51 PM #1
Why will computer burned music CD's often not play in other types of players?
I've heard others with this issue but never gotten a good answer. I like to take my legally purchased music CD's or legally d/l's music and burn compolations of music that I like. I use Nero 6.0 Ultra, Audio CD mode so it makes then the proper format for any home CD player, boom box or car CD. I always use the Disk at Once option, NEVER make it a multi session,and slow the speed down to often as slow as the burner will go. The burner is a new Lite-on only about 2 mo old but regardless the problem was the same with older CD burners.
All of the CD's will play fine on any computer but most will not play on any of the other players listed above.... occasionally I get one that works but it is not very often.
I've heard so many stories about the color of the dye in the CD's you burn cause reflectivity problems in non-computer CD players and issues about the specific frequency of the LED that is used in non-computer CD's being the cause.
I don't understand much about Joliet and some of the other names and terms in burning CD's. I don't know if that makes a difference in making functional music CD's that will work outside a computer CD drive.. If any one would care to elaborate on Joliet and the other terms I would appreciate it knowledge.
Does anyone have any more definitive answers and solutions so I can burn my own CD compolations to use at parties or take on road trips etc.
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September 30th, 2005, 04:37 PM #2
Joliet doesn't apply to CD audio.
Check out the CD Recordable FAQ for way more than you ever wanted to know about them:
In particular check out the section "[4-23] Having trouble playing an audio CD in a home or car player".
September 30th, 2005, 05:09 PM #3
Thanks much DanU... Time to do some reading and learning.If you can't say something nice... SAY IT REALLY LOUD!!
October 15th, 2006, 11:20 AM #4
Also with some newer CDR's out there, older players might not recognize them. Probably a firmware update would solve that.Example I bought an XBox (not 360) on its release date. It would not read most CDR's with the exception of Memorex.I just replaced the DVD drive in it this summer. The original drive was a Thompson. I replaced it with a Samsung OEM XBox drive and now it reads almost every disk out there.
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October 15th, 2006, 08:51 PM #5
It has been my experience that some players don't like burned discs at all while others are picky when it comes to the brand (or dye) of a particular blank. CD players are made to read pits in a metal disc. Burned discs have areas of "burned dye" to read. Close enough for some but not for all.
Curiously, I still have a second generation Technics CD player that is more than 20 years old. It still works! And I have yet to offer it a burned disc it would not play. Hard to figure.
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