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Windows 7: record cd to play on my stereo

15 Jun 2017   #1
linda3421

Windows7
 
 
record cd to play on my stereo

thanks to you guys, I am successfully recording CD's with CDBurnerXP. New problem is that they won't play on my regular player. I'm trying to put together a CD equivalent of a mixed tape for a new romantic interest. I got it all recorded,but then no go on the cd player in the bedroom. I understand it is about format, but what format should I use? Can i convert the CD that I have already made? DoesCDburner XP have what i need?

Linda


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15 Jun 2017   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are they MP3`s ?

I would use windows media player to burn them, but the player has to be able to read whatever format or media ( cd r) you give to it. Does it read other cd-r`s ?

My Ford Escape radio won`t play anything I burn to cd.
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15 Jun 2017   #3
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

"Regular" audio CD's are made with wav files, NOT MP3's. An MP3 disc will only play in MP3 compatible audio CD players and many audio CD players are not MP3 capable. You must create a standard audio CD and not use "drag and drop" from Windows (as an example) and not use RW media. Only use CD-R blank discs.

Second, burn speed affects where it will play. Older CD players will have problems with audio CD's burned above 12X and will either skip when trying to play or will not play at all. I do a lot of audio CD burning for my recording studio clients and my burn speed "standard" is 8X. Speed is a problem with most newer SATA interface (almost all optical drives in the last 6 years) drives as 16X is the lowest audio CD burn speed they have.
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15 Jun 2017   #4
linda3421

Windows7
 
 

in response to using windows media player, i've never had success there.

in response to slowing down the record speed, I'll give that a try. the cd that i've already recorded is cda format. can i revise the format or do i need to start over?
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15 Jun 2017   #5
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The CDA format, ON THE DISC, is correct. But you need to start with wav files. Best to start over and burn a new disc at a slower speed. If you have 8X available use that, if not the slowest you have.

Load the blank CD-R first and then start the CD burning program. That should allow you to set the burn speed. If you start the program first without a CD-R loaded it will default to the fastest speed.
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15 Jun 2017   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Are they MP3`s ?

I would use windows media player to burn them, but the player has to be able to read whatever format or media ( cd r) you give to it. Does it read other cd-r`s ?

My Ford Escape radio won`t play anything I burn to cd.
I used to have problems wit the radio in my '08 F150 not playing some of the burned CDs I made. Now it won't play any of them because it is jammed . I need to replace it with something that can read music from a USB stick or an SD card but haven't bothered yet.
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15 Jun 2017   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The CDBurnerXP will do the job. I use Nero BurningROM but I've tried the CDBurnerXP and it does the job. I use the (paid) Nero BurningROM as it will burn to multiple burners at the same time, and is the only one I've found that will burn to multiple drives.

I have no problem with audio CD's I burn in my 2015 Ford Flex.
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16 Jun 2017   #8
linda3421

Windows7
 
 

as usual, you've solved my recording problem. one last question. ...well...it turned into 3.

i know now to only use the CD-R, but i have a lot of CD - RW, when can i ever use those?

i have probably 100 disks that may or may not have something on them. what's the best way to format the for use? some times i try to delete and I can't. are they write protected and how do i deal with cleaning those for use
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16 Jun 2017   #9
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

RW media is iffy. You can probably get by using them for data but should avoid using them for audio. The RW discs appear that they can be used to write/rewrite like an old floppy disc but that is not usually the case. If they are write protected you will not be able to erase those. RW media and packet writing (e.g. Roxio drag to disc or Nero InCD) is iffy at best and have been known to either lose format or just some data. I worked the Dell user forums for over 10 years and almost every problem with a CD disc was a CD-RW disc.
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