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I bought and downloaded some MP3 files. I first burned them as audio files, but it wouldn't play in the Audiovox radio/CD player by my bed. Plays on my computer and on the other CD player in my RV, but not the one by my bed. Since I want to listen to CDs to sleep by, this is not a great development! I then tried converting the MP3 to a WAV file, but that didn't work either. I've burned other CDs that have worked on that player, so can't imagine what is wrong here. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Malia

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Hi Dave,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Yep, I made sure that I created audio discs - found that out the hard way when I first created data discs from the MP3. Explorer shows file type as CD Audio.

 

I had no idea the brand of disk could make a different, but I am using Memorex CD-R brand. I checked other disks I had created that work and they are also Memorex, but not the "Cool Colors" kind - these are a little glossier and I wonder if that could make a difference. I read somewhere that using a slower recording speed might help, so I tried again using 4x instead of the 24x. Still no good.

 

Weird because they will play on the Sony CD player, but not the Audiovox. I'll buy another brand tomorrow. Any suggestions for picky players?

 

Thanks again,

Malia

 

 

The best brand is whatever works with your burner, computer, and set top player..... the following have been mentioned on this forum many times Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden (I think the TY's are only avaiable on-line).

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I bought and downloaded some MP3 files. I first burned them as audio files, but it wouldn't play in the Audiovox radio/CD player by my bed. Plays on my computer and on the other CD player in my RV, but not the one by my bed. Since I want to listen to CDs to sleep by, this is not a great development! I then tried converting the MP3 to a WAV file, but that didn't work either. I've burned other CDs that have worked on that player, so can't imagine what is wrong here. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Malia

Well, the first thing is to make sure you burned the discs as Audio discs, not Data discs. Easiest way to tell is to look at the disc on your PC, in Windows Explorer. If you see "Track01.CDA", "Track02.CDA" as the listing, then you indeed have an audio CD, if you see the song names and .MP3 or .WAV as the file type, you burned a Data CD.

 

If you have indeed created Audio CDs, then the next question is, are you using the same discs you used previously, or is this a new package? It may simply be that your Audiovox doesn't like the brand of discs you're using... so buy a couple discs of different brands/makes and see if that solves the problem. Also, make sure you're using CD-R, not CD-RW discs. Most players will play the write-once discs, not all will play the erasable discs.

 

Hope that helps!

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Just wanted to let y'all know I got it to work. My daughter had sent me some home burned CDs that worked and they were burned on Staples brand CDs of all things. I tried them and they work! So there's another option for those having the same problem. Thanks a bunch for the replies!

Malia

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Hi Dave,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Yep, I made sure that I created audio discs - found that out the hard way when I first created data discs from the MP3. Explorer shows file type as CD Audio.

 

I had no idea the brand of disk could make a different, but I am using Memorex CD-R brand. I checked other disks I had created that work and they are also Memorex, but not the "Cool Colors" kind - these are a little glossier and I wonder if that could make a difference. I read somewhere that using a slower recording speed might help, so I tried again using 4x instead of the 24x. Still no good.

 

Weird because they will play on the Sony CD player, but not the Audiovox. I'll buy another brand tomorrow. Any suggestions for picky players?

 

Thanks again,

Malia

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