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Music Cd Will Not Play In Car Cd Player

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I had Roxio easy cd creator on my old computer, no issues at all with it. Recently purchased new computer. Purchased this new Roxio and downloaded it. I have Roxio easy cd & dvd burner! version 14.0.49.2; 5.0.0.0. I am running windows 7 pro on this new computer. Music cd's burn with no issues, everything appears to work just fine. Only issue is they will not play in my car cd player. It just comes up ERR and ejects the cd. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated

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Hello,

 

There are two main causes for this. Since you didn't say which application or menu choice you used, I can't tell which one might apply.

 

[1] The user burns an MP3 disc instead of a CD-Audio disc, and the player doesn't handle MP3 discs.

[2] This car player doesn't like burned discs (especially rewriteables) and will only play commercial pressed discs.

 

Do either of those apply?

 

Brendon

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You can verify if it's #1 by looking at your CD in Windows Explorer. If you see .MP3 files on the disc, then it's an MP3 CD. If Windows Explorer shows you "track01.cda" etc, then it's an Audio CD.

 

Assuming you see the .MP3 files, then simply make sure you select Audio CD as the output and not MP3 CD when you're creating your disc. An Audio CD can hold a maximum of about 80 minutes of music. An MP3 CD can hold many hours worth.

 

Hope that helps!

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has to be #1 because most of the cd's I own are burned rewriteables. Is there any way to remedy this?

That doesn't mean it is true for all brands & lots.

 

Do some more looking as Dave suggested to pin down your problem ;)

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And after you've done that, you open CD & DVD Burning, and select "Music/Audio" (left arrow), and then select "Create Music Disc Projects" (right arrow). That will start Music Disc Creator. (Bottom picture.)

 

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In there, make sure you select the top option for an Audio CD (arrow), not the second option, for an MP3 disc.

 

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Hope that helps.

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Ok I done all that you showed. The cd is a CD-R I have used them before and same brand. The old Roxio on my old computer makes them work just fine. This new one will still not work. I know on the old Roxio you had to select the option whether or not to finalize the disc. It would only work in a CD player if it was finalized. I am not seeing a finalize option on this new version.

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You still haven't told us the program or menu option, and method you used to make these discs which didn't work.

That makes it a bit hard for us to work out what went wrong.

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Ok I done all that you showed. The cd is a CD-R I have used them before and same brand. The old Roxio on my old computer makes them work just fine. This new one will still not work. I know on the old Roxio you had to select the option whether or not to finalize the disc. It would only work in a CD player if it was finalized. I am not seeing a finalize option on this new version.

 

You might want to change brands of CDs. Obviously, your car CD player does not like what you are feeding it.

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Brendon, I described the program in all the detail I have at the beginning of this discussion. Don't know what more I can say about it. As for method I have tried every audio link on the program none of them will produce a readable cd on the car cd player!

 

grandpabruce I have used this same brand with the old Roxio program with no issues whatsoever

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I am going to hook up my old computer and burn the same songs on a disc and try it. I bet it will work. Don't know what is up with this new program

 

Personally, I'd suspect the combination of your blanks and your new drive. It's an age-old problem. New discs are a cheap and easy thing to try.

 

Also, do the discs play in your computer, or any other device beside your car stereo? If so, then the burn was "good", just not good enough for your car.

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ok this is what I know at this point! I took the trouble to hook up my old computer as slow as it is I might point out. I opened the Roxio on it, used the same brand cd, and the same songs. It works flawlessly, so I either figure out what is up with this new system, or take the long way around the barn and hook up the old computer and transfer just the project I wanna do to it. If this ends up being the case I wasted money buying the new software

thanks to everyone who tried to help!

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ok this is what I know at this point! I took the trouble to hook up my old computer as slow as it is I might point out. I opened the Roxio on it, used the same brand cd, and the same songs. It works flawlessly, so I either figure out what is up with this new system, or take the long way around the barn and hook up the old computer and transfer just the project I wanna do to it. If this ends up being the case I wasted money buying the new software

thanks to everyone who tried to help!

 

You failed to mention what Roxio software, and OS, you have on your old computer. If it works, use it. For the most part, I have found lately, that updating an OS, software, or computer, doesn't make life better. I think that you just found out the same thing. ;)

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emcasull454,

You said you couldn't see ways to select audio or MP3 CDs. Here are the three common ways of making Audio CDs, as seen on your main Menu.

 

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I know it's difficult to answer questions, especially when three others have since joined the cluster, but would you please try to follow me on this one.

 

At the top of your menu there is a toolbar showing File, Tools, and Help. Clicking on Tools you'll see a button called Get Disc Information.

 

With an Audio-CD in the drive, that button produces a result like this:

 

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What does your system show with one of your malfunctioning discs in it, please?

 

Regards,

Brendon

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