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  Reply # 366755 12-Aug-2010 12:52
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tardtasticx: CD-RW
I don't have any blank CD-R's. I have plenty of blank DVD's and one CD-RW (the one in question). Should I buy a blank CD-R to try?


I'm glad someone thought to ask, because I dismissed this is as obvious. Read-Writable disks are entirely different in composition to CD-R Disks. You need to use -R (or +R), finalised, one-write disks if you want to emulate Audio CD's.


[pedantic mode]Look above, there is no such thing as a -R or +R CD.  You're thinking of DVDs[/pedantic mode]

I also wouldn't bother with the specialist "audio" CD-Rs, last time I looked they were rather expensive.  A reasonable quality CD-R written at low speed and finalised should do the job but it may be necessary to try a few different brands to find one the CD player likes.

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  Reply # 366760 12-Aug-2010 13:06
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BlakJak:
tardtasticx: CD-RW
I don't have any blank CD-R's. I have plenty of blank DVD's and one CD-RW (the one in question). Should I buy a blank CD-R to try?


I'm glad someone thought to ask, because I dismissed this is as obvious. Read-Writable disks are entirely different in composition to CD-R Disks. You need to use -R (or +R), finalised, one-write disks if you want to emulate Audio CD's.


[pedantic mode]Look above, there is no such thing as a -R or +R CD.  You're thinking of DVDs[/pedantic mode]

I also wouldn't bother with the specialist "audio" CD-Rs, last time I looked they were rather expensive.  A reasonable quality CD-R written at low speed and finalised should do the job but it may be necessary to try a few different brands to find one the CD player likes.


Re pedantic mode: Yes you're right of course. My bad there, I was thinking of DVD and the fun we had with consistency when they were introduced.

But i've never really considered using CD-RW disks for Audio. Agree wholeheartedly with your other comments, don't buy the cheapest brand, and burn at a slow rate, for best results.






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  Reply # 366854 12-Aug-2010 16:31
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Yeh I always burn at the slowest rate. I'll go to the mall this weekend sometime and try with a CD-R instead and I didn't get the chance to try the clock on the car, mum should be home shortly and I'll try it then.




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  Reply # 367773 15-Aug-2010 11:26
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Also make sure you are not burning the music as MP3's - many car audio player refuse to accept MP3 encoded CD's. Has to be Audio / Music CD format.

And ditto re many players being not able to support CD R/W's - changed a stacker that refused to recognise CD R/W's for one that did.





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  Reply # 367852 15-Aug-2010 15:16
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Yeh I had to do some errands today so I burnt a CD with "My Neck, My Back"  - Khia (dirty version :P) and drove past my mates place and it played absolutely perfectly. He wasn't to impressed though xD.

I also changed the time on the clock in the car as well.
Thanks for your help guys.  




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