...her player is picky, or maybe a little of both. I've got a DVD/CD burner in one of my computers which burns DVD's fine but doesn't burn music CD's worth a darn. (There are no errors during the burn, they just a good quality burns.) Some CD players will read & play them well, others don't. (You might try the CD's in another player. Sometimes, the player is finicky as well.) So, when I want to burn a CD, I use a different burner which makes better copies and they are read well by all players.
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It would be great if someone could solve this great mystery?
A little over a year ago, I burned about ten audio CDs with Christmas music on them for my mother to play in her CD player in her living room.
My computer was (and is) running XP Pro with Windows Media Player version 11.xxxx.
The disks used were Sony 80 min CD-R audio CDs and they all played perfectly on my mom?s CD player and gave her endless hours of Christmas music joy.
Recently, however, my mom had a couple CDs on her computer she wanted me to burn for her, so she could listen to them in her living room using her CD player, and she had already bought the same Sony audio CDs for me to use.
My mom?s computer is running XP home and has the same version of Windows Media Player (11.xxxx) as I do on my PC.
When I burned the two disks on my mom?s computer everything seemed to go well. There were no error messages; nothing. Everything went smoothly.
However, when she went to play the newly burned Sony CD-R audio CDs in her CD player, they didn?t play properly at all.
Thinking it might be the disks, and with her having a boom box in her bedroom with a CD player, I thought it would be a good idea to pop the CDs in the boom box to see if it did the same thing; they didn?t. They played perfectly.
So, I decided to try playing in the Christmas disks I had burned for her using my computer over a year earlier to see if the CD player could still play them being they were also Sony CD-R Audio CDs, and sure enough they played perfectly.
Upon encountering this conundrum, I thought it would be a good idea to take one my mom?s Sony Audio disks home with me and burn an album on it using the same program and settings I had used when I burned the 2 disks using her computer and then take the disk back to her place to see if it would play on her CD player like all the Christmas disks I had made for her over a year earlier.
Sure enough, when I popped the disk in her CD player in her living room, it played perfectly.
Can anyone explain this phenomenon?
As mentioned, my computer is running XP Pro and my mom?s computer is running XP home, but the disks, the program and version used to burn the disks are the same, not to mention the Windows Media Player settings on both her and my computer are the same.
Both systems are 32 bit.
So, how could this happen?
What?s so different about my computer that allows for disks burned on my computer to play on my mom?s CD player when burning disks on her computer, using the same disks don?t work on her CD player but play just fine using her boom box?