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Burning Cd from itunes

by garciaal / November 16, 2012 10:44 AM PST

I bought some music from itunes and then burned them to a CD. My problem is the CD sounds fine when playing on the computer, but it sounds like crap when I play it my home sound system.

Everyone I have asked doesn't know the answer.

I hope someone can point me in the right direction

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couple of possibilities here,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 16, 2012 10:17 PM PST
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1. The quality of the discs you use is suspect.
2. Your CD Burner is on the way out. It is capable of reading stuff that it burned though
3. Your CD Player is not in the best of health.

I'd start off with a lens cleaner and run it on your CD burner and your CD Player

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Burning Cd from itunes
by garciaal / November 17, 2012 1:25 AM PST

I am using Sony CD, not cheapies

My CD burner is rarely used, it is only about 18 months old

My CD player plays other CD just fine with good quality sound.

I will try the cleaner too see if that helps.

Some one told me that it needs to be an MP3 file.
When itunes burns it has an extension of .ma4 and it says file type is AAC I don't know what this all means but perhaps that could be the problem.

Thanks for your input

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Then you are not burning correctly.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 17, 2012 8:03 AM PST
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The extension for tracks on a CD is AIFF, not ma4.


How are you burning these CD's?

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Even if it all is perfect.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2012 2:55 AM PST
In reply to: Burning Cd from itunes

We know that AudioCD players may have issues with CDR media. It's nothing new yet folk continue to ask. Here's the FAQ!

-> http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq04.html#S4-23

Sorry but widely discussed and I might not duplicate all the prior answers.
Bob

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