Need Fast Help, Can't burn a audio Cd that will work in my car!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Maveric169, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I rented a CD-RW to make some audio cd's for a long road trip I will be taking. It is a Iomega 52X24X52. Problem is everything that I burn from my MP3 collection on my PC to CD-R's won't work in my car! I have burned tons of music cd's in the past and play those in my car all the time with no problems, but can't get this damn thing to work right.

    I have verified that the burn process closes the disk and all disks burned work just fine in my cd/dvd player in my pc. But when I put the disk in my car cd player it ID's track 1 but then just keeps searching the disk like crazy and never stops.

    I need fast help here guys as I only have the CD-RW till Friday at Noon!

    BTW I am using the Iomega HotburnPro software. I am going to try CDburnerXP Pro that I found in another thread as well.
     
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  2. paul2-0-0-2

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  3. jimi_81

    jimi_81 Moderator Political User

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    download nero and try burning
    maybe the media isnt read by your cars cdplayer? that can happen!
     
  4. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well i just got done trying to use CDBurnerXP Pro and get the same thing. I have tried burning it at speeds as low a 8X upto as high as 52X no difference. I get the same thing everytime. I have confirmed that the tracks are being recorded in CDA format just like the disks that I have burned in the past that work just fine.

    Could it be the CD-R's that I am using? They are just some cheap ones by Hyundai 700mb 80 min ones. Would it make any difference? I will DL nero now and give it a try and post back in a few mins.
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    This happens to my Fiance sometimes. It depends on both the media you use and the CD Player in your car. On lower-end CD players, they are very picky with what they play. The media itself can be the deal breaker, so you have to be careful. If you are in a pinch, you might be best off trying to find CD's that you have burned to in the past that have worked.

    BTW, since when can you "rent" CD-RW drives?
     
  6. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well if Nero doesn't work I will run to walmart and get another type of CD-R to try. The local computer store is doing me a favor by letting me rent it, they know me well down there.
     
  7. paul2-0-0-2

    paul2-0-0-2 Moderator

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    The disks then can make a diffrence sure someone can tell you bout that for now cause to late for me :p

    14 Day Return at a shop maybe lol
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Interesting, but may I ask since the cost is so low for a CD-RW these days, especially not a combo drive, why you didn't go that route?
     
  9. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I didn't go that route as I have an external CD-RW at my home in Cali, just not enough time to ship it out here before I leave. Me and my girl of 12 years are going through a seperation.

    Anyway, interesting thing just happened. I tried the disk I just burned with nero at 32X and my CD player struggled a bit but did play it .... ONCE. After that it started having a fit again. I am wondering if my audio deck is on the fritz! :( Going to try and look up the error code now.
     
  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Burn at 8x for compatability and go out and get some Memorex or TDK disks. I have yet to have any problem with these brands on every player I put them in. But burn at 8x, some players are really picky about the speed also. I burn all my music CDs at 8x. Yeah it takes longer but I don't have problems.

    Good Luck. :)
     
  11. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    I just got back from walmart with some Maxell CD-R's, they are the same type as the ones that I have burned before and work perfect. I hope this does the trick.
     
  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Just drop the speed and all will be forgiven.
     
  13. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Well I will be DAMNED!!!!!!! YES!!! It was the CD-R's! I burned one of the Maxell ones I just bought and worked perfect, no pause, no searching no nothing but pure music!

    Thank you EVERYONE for you help!!!!
     
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  14. LordOfLA

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    American Dragon posted a link in the "what dvd media" do you use thread - Always aim at buying DVD and CD blanks from the manufacturers in the first group :)
     
  15. LordOfLA

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    And yes Maxell is in the first group ;)
     
  16. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Thanks, I will remember that in the future!
     
  17. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Outstanding! :D

    Good to hear it (no pun intended :rolleyes: ). Well for you to hear anyway. :p