I'm new to cd burning. It's pretty important I fix this problem (if it's fixable) since music is my livlihood and I'm burning demos for potential clients.
I am using Nero software with a Sony 52x/32x/52x. If I need to rip MP3's I use my Windows Media player, as that's the only tool I have available. Unless I'm nuts, I do not see that I can rip with Nero.
Here's the problem. I'm selecting "Make Audio CD" with the Nero software. I am adding tracks from audio (source CD). Tracks are burned as .cda's. From what I've read, most players should be able to play them.
I tested all 25 demos that I burned. They worked on all three systems in my house: my JVC boom box (10 years old +/1), my new Toshiba DVD player, and a Panasonic portable CD player that's a couple of years old.
Two recipients of the CD's reported that the "CD's would not play." The devices were a boom box and a car stereo player. I do not know the "makes" of the players, but I was told the stereo player might be a 1997.
What problem am I running into here? Could it be all or any of the following:
1.) I should be burning MP3's not .cda's? (someone told me most players can play MP3's; but it seems the other way around to me.)
2.) The devices are too old to play the files.
3.) The devices and the media are not compatible.
4.) I am doing something wrong! Operator error.
5.) Some devices cannot play CD-R's or CDRW's.
I realize it could probably be a million things.
Is this a relatively common problem?
Thanks for your help! Glad I found your site.