You are probably using software that is decrypting your data as in DRM
(Digital Rights Management), thus preventing your cd's from playing elsewhere.
If you insist on using Windows Media Player
to burn your cd's (which I think caused this) then you need to go into the settings and uncheck
the Protect My Files
option. It's a very sneaky trick that MS has Windows Media Player
set to by default. And it means that by default, your music is practically held hostage on your computer.
But if you tried those same cd's in more than one different standalone cd player and they don't play, but they play only on your computer, then they are indeed encrypted, and you won't be playing them anywhere else except on your pc.
You can verify it by putting those same cd's in other computers too. You'll probably get the same results.... they won't play.
Also, if you're ripping cd music, I'd look for a more friendlier software to use, and stay away from burning softwares such as WMP
I've been logging many posts here, since I've became a member, and so far 95%+ of the burning and playing problems that I've read, and posted to had this in common:
They were ALL
using Windows Media Player
.. Many were using RealPlayer
, and many were using iTunes
The more and more cd/dvd complaints I read about, it's been narrowed down to those programs as the causes for these problems. Just do a search of any post on cd/dvd problems, and you'll see that probably every one you read, Windows Media Player
is involved somehow.
So... go figure.
Ohhh, and these are facts, not just my opinions either.
What you may want to do is go to your Device Manager, and select your burner, then delete it, then reboot your computer. Windows should find/install the drivers for it. After it does that, try to burn something. But don't install any drivers if you have them. Just test it out 1st. Hopefully you have re-writable discs.
Also, if that doesn't work, read this thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...f=7&t=79476
and look for post no#7
Edited by Walkman, 30 January 2007 - 11:09 PM.