As some of you may know i had problems when i first got my yamaha crw-f1. It along with my ltr-52246s are my 2 main burners. The problem i had was simple, no matte what i did, i couldn’t produce an audio cd in the yammy wthout producing skips on my portable cd player.
I changed the media, updated firmware, the special audio recording mode, tried all the writing speeds and no luck. So i had the drive rma’d. I got it back, and first thing burned a test audio cd and voila it worked. Few weeks later it acted up again. BUt yet the liteon continously produces perfect audio cds at any speed. So im baffled. I ran checks on the burned cd in nero cd speed and wses and cd speed showed no errors and wses showed very low errors. The cd played fine in everyhting but the only cdplayer i use.
So heres the question. While having to conform to the redbook standard, what differences are there in the way the drives write audio cds? I also noticed that when my friends would sometimes make cds for me, they would be like several minute pauses in between tracks like it couldn’t read it. And i suppose it was just a problem the way the gaps were burned. But why do these drives have differences when they have to conform to the standard. Why do perfectly burned discs work in some cd players and not others?
Why does the liteon perform perfectly while the yamaha doesn’t. And i hope you see the irony in this, yamaha is supposed to be ar superior for audio burning than liteon.
Is it possible that the cds burned by the yamaha are just too perfect for my cdplayer? I kind of doubt it though.