[QUOTE=goido;2007231]Thanks again, what I manage to read there is not really an answer, Volvo’s car steroes are picky, I burned Maxwell cheapo cds with my BenQ and they plated fine in the volvo, now I have better media and a new burner and the cds will not play!!! They play everywhere though. I could not find the Volvo, imgburn therad though. Do you have a link?[/QUOTE]
What I think he was implying (please correct me if I am wrong), is any player can be a little bit picky, some much more than others. As far as the rest, quality doesn’t ensure compatibility. The cd player in the volvo just may not like reading that brand of blank disk (even if it were the highest quality disk out there, its compatibility with the player, not the quality of either that matters). The volvo player might be fine with reading the media, but it might not like how that particular burner is burning it (not that the burn is bad, but burned on another burner, it might work).
I’m the oppisite of a guru on cd (I do almost exclusively dvd), but with optical media in general, compatibility will always be an issue (many manufactures making things to an allowable range of specs to be standard, not an exact range of specs). The way I see your situation, 4 out of 5 players play the disk fine, which means its probably a pretty good disk (compatibility issues with burned media are normal). Further, going off my experience with dvd (again, someone correct me if it doesn’t apply to cd like I think it does), a volvo is not the cheapest car in the world. It probably has a pretty good stereo. Better players, can actually be worse for compatibility. If a cheap player hits an error, its got good chances of just blowing past the error ignoring it (which might hurt playback quality under the right circumstances). An expensive player isn’t going to ignore those errors so easilly, its going to try again to read them (to ensure you the best quality playback). It can often reread the data and get it, improving playback quality. problem is, if its an error it cannot reread, it might get stuck (possibly just momentarilly), cause it tryed to hard, where the cheaper player would have just blown past it (hurting overall playback quality, not a good atribute for a high quality machine, but better for playability on burned disks).
If you are tired of me babeling on, then in other words, just try diffrent media. Its not nesasarilly that the disks or the burner are bad, but somewhere in there seems to be an incompatibility with the volvo player. If several diffrent medias dont work (or a few diffrent ones or whatever), then maybe the volvo stereo doesn’t like the way the hp burner burns (it doesn’t mean the hp is a bad drive, 4 players liked it, it’s just a compatibility issue). Many of us have several burners here, and in fact, even having 2 burners can help with these issues (try diffrent media, if that doesn’t work, try a diffrent burner). A second burner only cost 30$ (in the US anyway), and its worth having. Liking to experiment and play is not the only reason to have several drives. there are functional advantages to multiple burners (even if it is just 2).
Just my 2 cents worth. I’m not well educated on cd burning (dont want or need to be now), but just giving generals on optical burning that I hope might help…