Hey all – reading this forum and FAQs have helped me greatly in the past year for CD/DVD burns. But I finally have to Post a question now.
I’ve burned tons of CD/DVDs for Audio,MP3/WMA,Data, Movies, Encoding blah blah. All the various types have worked just fine in my PCs, laptops, newer DVDs, home ent. systems, etc. My wife tells me I’ve purchased (& used) well over 1500 CD/DVD discs in the 3 burner’s I’ve gone thru in the past 2 years. Once you get it set, it all works great.
But I have two older CD players that won’t play (either don’t start at all or lock up at a specific track) my burned Audio CDs. One is my 1999 stock CD player in my Chrysler Van and the other is an old Panasonic 1989 stereo system w/5 CD player. Replacing either of them will be more than I want to spend. I know for a fact these will play custom burned CDRs, because if I Clone (backup) my purchased CDs, it will play them just fine. Also they play custom encoded/burned Audio CDs that contain recorded lectures from here in town (each week the folks record audio, encode, and use cheap CDRs with a crummy label on it).
Which program & options would you suggest creates the most compatible, BASIC, Audio CDs that would work on older players? I don’t need CDTEXT or any fancy features – just need to play regular audio CDs I can make from my MP3/WMA and other files I record/encode.
I’ve gone thru dozens of “trial” discs varying each option separately in Nero Burning ROM 6.6, Nero Express, and Soundtraxx : adding/removing Track info, CDEXTRA, UPC/EAN, IRSC, Protection, etc. There aren’t that many options in Nero for Audio CDs, unlike when you create a ISO CD (Data) and have compatibility options.
I realize I haven’t given you all the specs of my burners,players,SW/HW etc, but if you could point me in the general direction, I should be able to get myself there.