Burned CD won't play in car CD player

steverama

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Burned an audio CD 2 days ago. Popped it in the car CD player today and it plays the first 10 seconds then stops playing. It seems to be reading or attempting to read the CD but nothing happens. The same CD plays well on my computer and home stereo CD player. Anyone have any ideas to correct this?
 

rhinox99

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The problem either lies in the quality of the cdrs that you are using or the speed that you are burning at. I found that tdks will play in any machine ranging from my playstation to my portable cd player flawlessly. Before you buy new cds try burning at a slower speed, some readers don't like cds burnt at higher speeds...
 

steverama

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Well I burned the CD at 2X speed. The CDR I used is Memorex. Do you know of a brand that will work flawlessly?
 

andrey

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I have similar problem with PNY disks. They will play in my computer but not Home Stereo or car CD player. Using different brand of CDRs fixes the problem right away. In your case, try to copy that CD on the different one, that definetely should work.
 

Vinny N

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If you have the same probs after trying various brands of media, try to burn the cd (D)isc (A)t (O)nce if you were doing (T)rack (A)t (O)nce previously, or vice versa.
 

rhinox99

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Memorex brand cds have always been picky about what readers you can use them in. I also personally don't like imation and kingston (the cheap ones at outpost). The only brands that I've tried and trusted that have worked without problems are TDK and Sony.
 

billandopus

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There are three ways to correct this:

1- Change your cd reader in your car to become compatible with your cdrs (not likely)
2- Use better media (your Memorex is very problematical and is probably made by Ritek or CMC Magnetics or GigaStorage among others - use CDRIdentifier on 'em and find out)
3- get a better burner/software setup. Having a top flight burner like a Plex makes all the difference in the world for good burns. Having good software will make a difference too.



<< Memorex brand cds have always been picky about what readers you can use them in. >>



If you read between the lines it says that Memorex kinda blows ... no offense of course.

IMO, being &quot;picky&quot; is the death knell for cd media. If it can't stack up to a wide range of players it is because it is crap. Good cdrs almost always are able to be played anywhere anytime. I've had my Kodak's, Mitsui's, Taiyo Yuden's burned and played everywhere and never had a hiccup. At 8x too. Never a problem. The only problem I ever had with reading was with a Ritek made Maxell with failed to read on my Toshiba cdrom after two months. Brutal stuff.

Stick with decent media and your chances of having problems are sure to lessen. I won't go so far as say &quot;never&quot; but you get the idea.
 

Dameon

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other main thing, ensure that you CLOSE the CD when done. Avoid using a config that leaves the session / CD open. Make certain the CD is closed. Helps the car CD players find the end of the tracks / disc.
 

Racer7201

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The only ones I've had that wouldn't play in my truck or home cd player are cdrw's. I've used TDK, Memorex, Imation and the cheap Kingston's from Outpost with no problems. I also have a cheap Acer CD-RW that burns slow, but it works and the price was right at the time.
 

jaywallen

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steverama,

Forgive me for asking the obvious, but was the audio CD burned in one session? Most car stereos I've seen will not play multi-session CDs, but many home stereos (more recent ones, anyway) will. I have one car stereo and two home CD players (one multi-disc changer and one laser disc player) that will not play all of a multi-session audio CD. They will play ONLY the first session on each multi-session CD. The home theater DVD player and all of the CDs and DVDs built into our computers will play multi-session CDs just fine. None of these players, BTW, has any trouble whatsoever reading either Memorex or any other name brand CD-R media. Heck, most of them will even read CD-RWs that are burned single-session as audio CDs. We burn using either a Toshiba DVD / CD-RW combo drive in my wife's desktop or on an HP USB drive connected to my notebook.

Regards,
Jim
 

Moving Target

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I have had good luck with Memorex and Imation, only had problems with Maxell. I have burnt Memorex CDR's at 12x with no problem playing in both home cd players and both car CD players. How old is your car CD player? If its old it may not read CDR's at all.
 

Neoplasia

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I was given a box of BASF disks (700/80), no speed rating listed on them anywhere but they burn great at 12x and work in all our CD players around here. Also have a 100 spindle (700/80) that give me the same results, dunno the brand though.
 

Cheep

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I have an old Kenwood car cd player, and I haven't found a cdr that plays well in it yet. I've tried Verbatim, Imation, TDK, Sony, Memorex, PNY, and none of them work. Sucks.
 

A2KLAU

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For all my copy neds I use TDK and so far I have had no problems with. I stick it into my dad's car and they work fine, I copy games for back up, or let friends borrow and there has not been a single thing wrong with them I am very happy with my TDKs!

SKY.
 

slpaulson

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I know my Tv's dvd player will not play any cd-r. Even a taiyo yuden, a misumi, or a sony. Its just silly I guess.
 

formulav8

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Kingston and Imation burning at 8x works fine in every cd player i've tried.
 

steverama

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Well, I had my wife's father try 2 burned audio CD's in his Lexus. One was a Memorex with session not closed, the other a Sony with session closed. Both were burned at 2X. By the way, my CD writer is a Sony 8 X 4 X 32. Guess what? Both CD's played flawlessly in his car CD player 6 disc exchanger! I haven't yet tried the Sony disc in my car, but if it doesn't work, I'll be sure it's the CD player and nothing else. I guess I could also try out other CD-R media, in the hope of having one work. Anyhow, thanks to all for the replies and the good suggestions and info.
 

jaywallen

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Well, heck, that Lexus puppy ought to play Dreamcast and Playstation 2 games as well as open CD-Rs!

:p

Will be interested to hear what happens.

Regards,
Jim
 

steverama

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Well I burned a 3rd CD and tried it out in my car cd player. It works!!! And it was burned at 8X speed, and the CD-R is a Memorex. I guess the problem was that I hadn't selected Close session on my first cd. I haven't yet checked the 2nd one I burned, but since I had selected Close session, I'm sure it will be OK. Guess I'll be burnin' at 8X from now on!!! Just one thing though. I'll have to make sure not to go over my download limit (5GB) with my cable modem ISP. Again, thanks to all for your replies.