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Burned CD's won't play in CD/DVD player or car CD player

by mrtrat / January 5, 2008 1:02 AM PST

Can anyone explain to me why CD's burned on my computer (Dell Dimension/Vista/Napster) won't play on my CD/DVD Panasonic carousel (DVD-C220)or my car CD player (stock Mazda player '99).

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Are they AudioCDs?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 5, 2008 1:16 AM PST
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the music that I burn on window media player will not play
by samlb10 / May 15, 2009 3:00 PM PDT
In reply to: Are they AudioCDs?

my car cd player will play store bought cd but no longer plays the music that I burn on windows media player or itunes - the car is 12 years old . on my new car the cds play just fine.

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by jonnybones / May 15, 2009 3:31 PM PDT

Burned CD's can be burned 1 of 2 ways. Either by track length or by file size - That's why the CD's say 700MB and 80 mins. Any CD player will play cd's that are made by track length. The downside is that you get ~15 songs per CD. Only some CD players will play newer, MP3 format, cd's. Most likely you are making an mp3 cd (up to 200 songs). For your older player, you are limited to the burning-by-track-length method or "Audio CD" as most programs call it.

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by hickman0776 / January 29, 2011 2:01 PM PST
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any idea on how to change the format?

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Burned CD won't play in CD Player
by 1yioi87 / November 6, 2010 10:39 AM PDT

After burning two CD-RWs that would play in the car but not in the player I switched to a CD-R and everything worked fine. I was using Windows Media to burn.

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Burn CDs on Nero!
by eaglestare / August 25, 2016 7:19 PM PDT

I recently had this problem, but last night decided to try again. This time I looked at my choices for which program to use, and I chose "Nero" instead of "Windows Media Player". It works in the car. It works on my boom box. I'm super happy! Try Nero, I heard it's universal, like stuff can be played anywhere. It was really easy, too. Try it!

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I realize you are trying to help, but...
by Pepe7 / August 26, 2016 6:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Burn CDs on Nero!

...the thread is eight years old, and you are incorrect regarding the 'universal' nature of any burning software, such as Nero. There's *always* a car or home/portable CD player that won't play something or other. This means trial and error for everything.

Part of the reason I have moved on to digital formats and streaming. I just don't want to deal with it anymore(!)


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This old thread is closing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 26, 2016 8:28 AM PDT

The topic is well done and now with the move off optical media, fading into history.

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