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How to burn music onto RW CD's from a Dell D830

I have a Dell D830 (2007) laptop running Windows 7.

I've not managed to burn music onto a blank RW CD and then play the CD in my car CD player.

Can anyone tell me whether it is possible, or may be both the hardware/software is too old.

It gives you the option to 'burn CD's' etc. However, when I try to play the CD in my 2014 Toyota Prius CD player, it tells me there's nothing recorded etc.

My intention is to download the music and make a compilation CD or 2.

Look forward to any guidance etc.



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Clarification Request

In reply to: How to burn music onto RW CD's from a Dell D830

use one of these instead. Who wants to keep track of all those CD's, when you can put hundreds of mp3 files on these, set broadcast to open FM frequency, and tune radio to that.

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AHA! I know a little about this.

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CDRW is harder for CD players to read. You need to try one more time to create an AudioCD but put it on CD-R.

Some players which I own one in my 2000 Honda only play CD-R that are on good silverish media (will not play my BLACK CD-R's) recorded at 2x.

There's a lot on the web about this issue so I'll sum it up with 2 points.
1. Use silverish CD-Rs.
2. Record at 2X when making your AudioCD.

Big nod to CDBURNERXP from Tutorials about making the AudioCD is at

REPEAT. CDRW is often unplayable in many CD players. Use CDR.

Post was last edited on November 29, 2017 1:13 PM PST

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Burning music onto CD's

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Many thanks for your helpful response.

I look forward to exploring this route.



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I wonder if you are trying to burn music to a CDRW by

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dragging the MP3 music files directly onto the CD.

If that is the case, then that is the problem. A CD with music on it needs to be burned as an AudioCD, already mentioned by Bob, and another easy way to do that would be to use the Windows version of iTunes.


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great idea

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He probably had UDF all over that CD, LOL.

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Universal Disk Format, doubtful.

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Not sure you were attempting to help or hinder?

As you can see I've solved the matter and successfully using the CD-RW option.

In order to assist others, who may have given up, or are still struggling with burning their own CDs. Bob Proffitt has kindly offered to post this @ a more relevant Forum etc.

Ta matey.

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No need to get snippy.

In reply to: Universal Disk Format, doubtful.

Prior to the James Denison post, I see no mention of you having "solved the matter", so why go off at him?

The MP3 directly onto a CD/CDR/W has been a source of trouble since the early days and has not improved.
The suggestion that it may have been the cause of your problem, is a valid one.


Post was last edited on January 2, 2018 4:41 PM PST

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Whether to bother responding or not?

In reply to: No need to get snippy.

Let's get one thing straight, I use Forums purely to request constructive assistance and/or to contribute only. And not to join the growing band of cynics and time wasters whom seem to revel at the slightest opportunity to put someone down, criticise for the sake of it and generally prove totally unhelpful.

When I read, what one could describe as a throw away comment, seemingly laced with an element of sarcasm/cynicism, I refer to LOL. I'm not impressed, particularly when I solved my own challenge with reliable help from YouTube etc.

And finally, as I will not enter into any further commentary on this matter, the solution I used is simple, logical and wholly reliable.
CD-RW allows me to use a CD many times, if necessary, I can add/subtract tracks etc. Yes, it's a brilliant solution.

Hopefully the genuine users out there will benefit from my input.



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I forgot a thing.

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But don't engage in sniping at replies. Period.

But I forgot to add this following link because CDRW is a known problem with many players. The fix is to go back to CDR and in some players, even that won't do.

Here's the link I forgot to add above.

"If you're trying to use CD-RW media, your odds of success are worse than with CD-R. CD-RW discs simply won't play on most CD players."

I have run into folk that are upset at this answer. They really want CDRW to play, but not all car AudioCD players will oblige.

Post was last edited on January 3, 2018 11:50 AM PST

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Ok understood etc.

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Success c/o YouTube 'Burn a CD for your car'

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FYI: to all those who have perhaps attempted, considered attempting to 'Burn a CD' primarily to enjoy c/o the CD Player in their vehicle etc.

I can categorically confirm the YouTube entry, namely "Burn a Music CD for your car..." works! Easy to understand, simple process, and in my case worked perfectly using CD-RW (which also allowed me to Erase, should I wish and restart etc). I mention the latter as the site only displays CD-R throughout the process, but CD-RW also works.

I used a laptop running Windows 7 (yeah I know, bit dated but hey it works well).

I do purchase CD's but, like many, I want to 'Burn a compilation' of favourite tracks. Less CD changing and longer enjoyment experience etc.

Happy Groovin'


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