Lightscriber DVD Burner

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#1

Have a internal mounted Lightscribe DVD Double layered burner, when I downlaod Music to burn Audio CD’s, they play fine on my PC, but refuse to play on my Car CD player or my home CD Player, have tried Nero and Windows Media 11 as burning software, thanks for any help you can provide.:bow:


#2

Hi :slight_smile:
Welcome onboard chickenskinmusic. :iagree: :clap:
Your other equipment may not be able to play CDR’s.
Check the manuals of both.
Also it could be (as you don’t say) the media or the burn speed selected.
Possibly both.
So more info…please.


#3

@ chickenskinmusic,

Welcome to the Forum.

Are you sure that the undisclosed “download Music to burn Audio CD’s” that you download was in the CD Audio Track (CDA) audio format and not in the MPEG-1 Audio Layer (MP3) digital audio format?

The CD Audio Track (CDA) audio format is the “Standard” Audio that you purchase on an Audio CD in a store and will play in a Computer, Home CD Player, or a Car CD Player.

If what you downloaded were in the MP3 audio format, MP3 audio would play on a Computer but NOT in most stand alone Home CD Players or a Car CD Players.

From the very limited information that you have provided it appears that the “Music” you downloaded was in the MP3 audio format.

The below Web Link provides information on the various Audio formats ->

Suggest using a “Real” Computer Burning program instead of relaying on the buggy Windows Media. Below are download links to some free Burning software programs ->

Burn4Free - http://www.burn4free.com/

Burnatonce - http://www.burnatonce.net/downloads/

CDBurnerXP - http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

CDRDAO - http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/

Deepburner - http://www.deepburner.com/

Regards,
bjkg


#4

Welcome to CDF, chickenskinmusic :slight_smile:

Burrrn would be my favourite program for creating Audio CDs from music files. :slight_smile:

As Zebadee said, media and burn speed is important. I like Taiyo Yuden-manufactured CDRs, burned at 16x. Seems to be the sweet spot for problem free discs for me. :slight_smile:


#5

[quote=bjkg;1997103]@ chickenskinmusic,

Welcome to the Forum.

Are you sure that the undisclosed “download Music to burn Audio CD’s” that you download was in the CD Audio Track (CDA) audio format and not in the MPEG-1 Audio Layer (MP3) digital audio format?

The CD Audio Track (CDA) audio format is the “Standard” Audio that you purchase on an Audio CD in a store and will play in a Computer, Home CD Player, or a Car CD Player.

If what you downloaded were in the MP3 audio format, MP3 audio would play on a Computer but NOT in most stand alone Home CD Players or a Car CD Players.

From the very limited information that you have provided it appears that the “Music” you downloaded was in the MP3 audio format.

The below Web Link provides information on the various Audio formats ->

Suggest using a “Real” Computer Burning program instead of relaying on the buggy Windows Media. Below are download links to some free Burning software programs ->

Burn4Free - http://www.burn4free.com/

Burnatonce - http://www.burnatonce.net/downloads/

CDBurnerXP - http://www.cdburnerxp.se/

CDRDAO - http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/

Deepburner - http://www.deepburner.com/

Regards,
bjkg[/quote]

Yes, the Music downloads were in the MP3 Format, I have the Burn4Free software, will the Burn4Free software allow me to burn in the CDA format/


#6

Chickenskinmusic,

As previously stated most stand-alone DeskTop Home CD players and Automotive Car CD player are not capable of playing MP3 Audio.

You need to convert MP3 Audio to CD Audio (CDA) so that it will be playable in your stand-alone DeskTop Home CD players and Automotive Car CD player. It should be noted that when converting MP3 Audio to CD Audio (CDA) format the sound quality will be diminished. Depending on the audio quality of the MP3 Audio the resulting CD Audio (CDA) conversion quality can be very noticeable.

If you are looking for free MP3 to CD Audio conversion software DeepBurner will convert MP3 to CD Audio ->

DeepBurner - http://www.deepburner.com/

Suggest visiting the CD Freaks General Software Forum “Free Downloads” thread (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f3/free-downloads-your-welcome-128075) for additional free Audio Software.

Regards,
bjkg


#7

[quote=bjkg;1997488]Chickenskinmusic,

As previously stated most stand-alone DeskTop Home CD players and Automotive Car CD player are not capable of playing MP3 Audio.

You need to convert MP3 Audio to CD Audio (CDA) so that it will be playable in your stand-alone DeskTop Home CD players and Automotive Car CD player. It should be noted that when converting MP3 Audio to CD Audio (CDA) format the sound quality will be diminished. Depending on the audio quality of the MP3 Audio the resulting CD Audio (CDA) conversion quality can be very noticeable.

If you are looking for free MP3 to CD Audio conversion software DeepBurner will convert MP3 to CD Audio ->

DeepBurner - http://www.deepburner.com/

Suggest visiting the CD Freaks General Software Forum “Free Downloads” thread (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f3/free-downloads-your-welcome-128075) for additional free Audio Software.

Regards,
bjkg[/quote]

I previously downloaded music in the MP3 format on my Dell dimension 8100, which is five year old and the Audio CD’s that I burned on it played very well on my Home and Car CD player. I used both Windows Media Player 11 and Nero, the only thing I have done differently from then until now is use a new PC with a Lightscribe drive in it.

I downloaded the Deepburner as you suggested and burned one CD with the software and it doesn’t play on Home CD Player. Is there a secret to using the software in order to convert the MP3 files to CDA files.

Thanks


#8

[QUOTE=chickenskinmusic;1998254]I previously downloaded music in the MP3 format on my Dell dimension 8100, which is five year old and the Audio CD’s that I burned on it played very well on my Home and Car CD player. I used both Windows Media Player 11 and Nero, the only thing I have done differently from then until now is use a new PC with a Lightscribe drive in it.
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What Lightscribe drive do you have (manufacturer and type description). There is more than one Lightscribe drive on the market.

In my own experience I found out, that it may be make a difference to use an other burtner or an other burner / media combination.

What CD-R media do you use (brand, productname…).

It may really be possible that a 5 year old car CD player does not support CD-R very well. It sounds strange but this is the real life.


#9

@ chickenskinmusic,

It is possible but I doubt a 5-year-old Automotive Car CD player supports the MP3 audio format. I have brand new 2008 Ford F-150 PickUp Truck and even that brand new Automotive Car CD player doesn’t support the MP3 audio format.

Regards,
bjkg