downloaded CD's

Old 02-01-04, 11:44 AM
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downloaded CD's

My daughter says that the music she downloads on her computer cd burner won't play on her cd player. Admittly it is a 10 to 15 year old cd player but it work fine for store bought cd's. Is it possible that the systems are different?
Old 02-01-04, 05:41 PM
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It could be a few different things:

The media it was copied on could be bad -- She may not have set the recorded to the correct format -- Some older CD players have trouble reading CD-R's & CD-RW's.

Check out the computer forum, they may be able to help you further. Good luck
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many older cd players won't play burned cds. She probably needs a new player.
Old 02-03-04, 01:22 PM
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my cd player would'nt play the mp3 format, so I convereted the songs to the .wav format then burned the cdr. it worked for all but one cd player. that playe used the mash technology.
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Make sure the CD is being written in the audio CD format, if she's burning mp3 or wma files directly to CD it won't work, even some new players won't play them.
Old 02-11-04, 01:15 PM
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Another thing to note is in the way the program finishes burning the disk, there are 3 main options, one is finalize the disk so it can never be added to, one if close it so you can add more files later and the other is leave it open, leaving it open the disk can only be read on cd burners not even regular cdroms.
closing it lets it be read on most cd players but some older ones still wont do it. You want to make sure its finalized and if it still doesn't work you might need a new player.
I am not sure what software you are using but not all software has the ability to set these options, most default just to closing the cd. Also what version of windows are you using?

Make sure she is converting to wav format before she burns because the other people are right, very few cd players can play mp3 formated cds

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