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:angry2: I have a several-year-old Jensen Cd player/changer in my Dodge truck. I know, I know -- why don't I spring for a newer model. The darn thing WON'T play any CDs burned at a higher speed than 8x! When I try to burn one at either 4x or 8x in creator 2009, it won't let me select any speed lower than 16x, so I don't feel like making any more coasters. Is there ANY way to set a lower speed? Any help or advice will be most appreciated.
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:angry2: I have a several-year-old Jensen Cd player/changer in my Dodge truck. I know, I know -- why don't I spring for a newer model. The darn thing WON'T play any CDs burned at a higher speed than 8x! When I try to burn one at either 4x or 8x in creator 2009, it won't let me select any speed lower than 16x, so I don't feel like making any more coasters. Is there ANY way to set a lower speed? Any help or advice will be most appreciated.

 

That's because your burners firmware, slowest write speed for that media, (MID) media ID code, is 16x ..

 

Here is a Verbatim 48X CD-R in three burners, two newer and one older. The top two newer burners, the slowest write speed is 16X, the older bottom burner is 12X. If you burned a CD-R at a slower write speed the media had to be older with slower write speeds and your burner had slower write speeds in its firmware for that media.

 

Got it?

 

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You might be able to get by with a program that you can set the burn speed below the minimum MID. I just tested this out burning at 1X to a 52x CD media with a piece of non-Roxio software. It burned very slow but I can't say for sure that it burned at 1x and that it would work for you in your old CD player.

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There ain't such an animal as a minimum MID, Dave. :)

 

The MID is the ID of the medium used, but cd has explained that it is the burner's firmware which is setting the minimum speed of burn, not the disc.

 

Have you found some software which can override the burner's firmware? That might be useful. What/where is it?

 

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Brendon,

 

Since it's a software competitor of Roxio to some extent, I'll send you the info offline.

 

Dave

 

My mistake on the MID above. It's actually the minimum drive speed information that is indicated close to the MID information. Too fast on the keyboard.

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Well, thanks all. Now I'm thoroughly confounded. I have a couple of older blanks found in a drawer -- I'll try those. It was just a few months ago, before I upgraded to Creator 2009, that I burned at 4x and 8x to test in my truck. I guess I may be out of options except buying a new unit.

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Well, thanks all. Now I'm thoroughly confounded. I have a couple of older blanks found in a drawer -- I'll try those. It was just a few months ago, before I upgraded to Creator 2009, that I burned at 4x and 8x to test in my truck. I guess I may be out of options except buying a new unit.

 

 

Sorry about the confusion..

 

Fact, your burner and media determine the write rate (X speed you can burn at).

 

You won't find 4X or 8X media to buy unless it's new old stock..

 

Good media along with a good burner should produce a disc that plays fine in your 'Jensen Cd player/changer' burned at 16X.

 

What brand name and X speed disc's are you using?

 

If you like you could download a 30 day trial software that replaces the one I used. It's called 'Opti Drive Control'. Download this one 'OptiDriveControl_122.zip' (click #3 in my signature) to a folder on your hard drive, unzip it, then just click the .exe file in the folder..Put the CD-R in a drive, make sure that drive is showing in the OptiDriveControl drive drop down window, then click disc info... Very useful tool.....

 

It will show the burn speeds available and list the Manufacture ID (MID) post that please...

 

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