Help me please! I’ve got weird things going on with audio CD burning!
First, general information:
- Software used was/is Nero 7 and 8 (same results)
- latest 06 firmware
- Verbatim CD-Rs
- 48x burn speed, and have tried 1 at 32x (same results)
- Newly built computer with all new components
The drive reads fine, and from what I can tell, burns data CDs fine (only have tried burning a couple so far). I have tried burning a total of five audio CDs and have had strange problems that I have not experienced with any other CD drive I’ve ever seen or used.
The behavior basically can be summed up by saying that CD players have much difficulty reading the tracks. I’ve tried my friend’s new Onkyo home stereo and my car’s CD player, which has always read burned CDs great when produced from my laptop (same media, too). The only platform it seems to read perfectly on is in the drive itself, which to me is no big surprise because it’s not a straight audio reader like the aforementioned players.
For example, when I put CDs in my car, it will take an extraordinarily long time for it to attempt to read the CD and then it MAY read the first track. Advancing it to the second track sometimes picks it up and will begin to play the CD. If I go to the previous first track, it may end up reading it, it may not.
With my friend’s CD player, I put a burned disc in, and it took 15-20 seconds vs. 5-7 seconds to read it. Then, it shows “99” tracks. I tried playing the first track, which it did successfully, then it showed the correct number of tracks on the CD of 14.
My C1 errors are good from what I’ve read (18 Max and .24 average), and no C2 errors. I’ve tested two discs and both seem to be good burns.
Is my drive bad? Is my motherboard on the fritz? Unlikely, but do I need another SATA cable? Am I losing my mind?