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Problem Making A Audio Cd


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#1 1up2down

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 04:02 AM

I have some Imation - CDRW 1X-4X CDs which I have been trying to use as audio CDs. I can burn the music files to them but they will not play on any of my audio equipment, only on the computer. Can anyone tell me if these CDs are suitable for this purpose? and if not, can they recommend some that are.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:09 AM

Are you burning them as Audio CD's, or Data CD's.
You need Audio to play in most players.

Another problem, is that some players don't recognize CD-RW's, only CD-R's.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:28 AM

As stated, RW's won't work and they should be burned as a music-audio cd, not data. Also, what format are the music files? I believe most players will do mp3's, but I'm not sure. So, I've gotten into the habit of converting them to .wav and then burning them.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:52 AM

If they are in .mp3 format, and you burn them as Data, they will remain in .mp3 format.
If you burn them as Audio, your burning program will convert them to .wav on the fly, so there's no need to convert them beforehand.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 10:35 AM

For the sake of conformity, it's best to use cd-r's. Make sure that they are finalized as well.
Older cd playback equipment will not play unfinalized cd's nor mp3's. Wave files are larger but sound better and work on the older stuff as well as the new.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 01:21 PM

It's funny you should all say this because rummaging about, I found a couple of old write only CDs which were the cheapest I could find at the time. I recorded the same music files onto one of these and it played perfectly on my Hi Fi equipment. The format was a mixture of wav, wma and mp3, but the Windows Media Player converts them all into the same format. The same happens when using Nero. So I guess that's the answer then, only use cd-r's. Thanks everyone, you've been a great help.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 01:50 PM

You're welcome, 1up2down.
Glad to be of help.
It's good to hear you got it working.
Enjoy the jams. :thumbsup:
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