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burning cd's

Just burned my first cd and it won't play in the car, get an error message e-04, it will play in my dvd connected to my tv. I recorded it at 4x, should I go to 2x or 1x. I'm using sony cd-rw discs, my computer is an emachine t3085 with a dvd+/-rw. What's up?

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Re:burning cd's

I'm no expert, but 4x should be perfectly fine. Nowadays, even much faster is ok for playable CDs. Maybe re-check the way the disc was finalized. Was it multi-session? That may limit where else you can play it.

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Re:burning cd's (for use in car)

Two items may trip you up.

1. Many car CD players will not play CDRW media.
2. The CD must be a CD-Audio format.

This and more is noted in the CDR FAQ at

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I have found when I burn music to a CD that CD-RW discs will not work in any player except that which it was created on; but, CR-Rs work on any of my electronic CD playing machines. Hope this helps!

guruinfant1 (Ann Marie)

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tracks not burning

i have the same problem as the earlier post. My tracks play great until they hit the 8 or 9 track and then they skip or dont play at all. it's not the burner since its new and hardly used. i run windows xp have plenty of ram and stuff use windows media player to burn and this still happens. can anyone help?

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But it appears you didn't read the current replies.

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cd burning

I have read the other replies and i do not use CD-RW and dont know what it means to burn in an all audio format, i thought thats what i was doing, how can i know what settings are for all audio, i thought thats all there is.

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You seem to not be reading the supplied links.
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Burning CDs

When I started out at this whole CD business I first burned several short test CDs and tried them in all available players; the three (or more) car CDs, the kid?s many CD players and walkmans, plus all the many DVD players around our place. I found out that:

1) Nero Burning software appeared to work the best.
2) MP3 format did not work on the older players and it did not work too well on the newer players.
3) WAV files recorded at 44,100 worked on all players.
4) The recording speed of the burner may have nothing to do with your problem.

I Don?t know what else to say. Just test different formats and software and find out what works. There is a lot of free stuff ou there but some of it may be a fool?s bargain. If you pay the $20 or $30 for good software it could be more than worth it. I like Nero myself.

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