Ok. Here’s the deal. It may seem trivial, but it is driving me insane!!!
I have a Memorex 52maxx CDR with the most recent firmware (and up-to-date Adaptec ASPI). I can burn data and audio cds fine, but the audio cds only play on select cd players. (more specifically, not in my car)
It is not the media, as I have burned audio to the same media (both 74+80) using an old USB1.0 external drive plugged into the same machine the 52maxx is installed on. The cds created on the external CDR work fine everywhere.
For a while I was convinced it was Nero, but I used nero with the external drive and the 80min media (memorex brand) and it plays in my car stereo no problem (so there is no “80min” non-audio compliant issues with my car stereo).
I tried burning the CDs on a slower speed 16x, 24x, but again no luck.
I tried other programs, even the recently released Itunes, with no success. Which leads me to believe it is the drive. Is this normal? Does the Memorex 52maxx burn audio differently than other CD-Rs?
Just to save people some time, here are some of the things I have tried with no luck:
-Tao and Dao.
-Nero, burnfree, itunes, roxio, feurio (complained I didn’t have ASPI drivers, so I never got it to even let me attempt a burn)
-slower burn rates
-direct WAV (non-mp3) to disc burns
-74min cdr (audio compliant)
-multiple brands cdr
I have spent hours reading these forums and I haven’t found the answer. Is anyone else out there having a similar problem?