To date, I’ve always made cd/mp3s for stereos by just burning an ordinary data cd-rom with the files in it. I have an old portable cd/mp3 player (a Samsung MCD-SM55) which reads disks done in this way, but the antiskip doesn’t work right. I can’t listen to them with the player in my pocket, for example.
At first I thought it was the player malfunctioning, and sent it to be repaired twice under warranty, but they didn’t encounter the problem. An ex-friend of mine whom I loaned it to for a while didn’t have the problem either.
When I got it back I didn’t much care about this, because I had gotten a hard disk player. After about three years, however, my hd player has crapped out. I’ll replace it with a Rio Karma (hopefully), but it’ll take a while, so I’ve gotten back to using the cd/mp3 player. And it still doesn’t track right. Since I seem to be the only one having the problem, it’s obviouslys me not burning the discs properly.
So, what settings do I need in order to make cdr/cdrws as palatable as possible to the player?
I’ve already tried many different speeds (including 4x). I leave the discs unfinalized, because if I finalize them the player takes much longer to read the TOC when turned on (and skips anyway).
The behaviour seems to be the same regardless of the type of media (different brands, rewritables, high capacity, whatever).
I’m using Nero 6.