Hi Bruce l and welcome:
What am i missing here
If you mean “is this too good to be true”, you may have some difficulty finding a stand-alone player that supports what you want.
Here is an intro from Audio DVD Creator website which has a no obligation trial period:
[B]Audio DVD Creator [/B]
Create your own music DVD and enjoy it on any DVD player!
Audio DVD Creator is a revolutionary tool that changes the way you listen to your favorite music. You can create DVD disc compiled from normal Audio CDs and MP3 files, and play it on any DVD player since it’s DVD-Video compliant. You can choose the audio format from high quality (up to 6 hours PCM 48kHz/16bits) or high quantity (up to 45 hours AC3 192kbps).
[B][U]Please note: Audio DVD should not be confused with DVD-Audio, for which you need a special player and discs! [/U][/B]
Audio DVD Creator creates not just DVDs: it lets you also create Audio CD, and play it in your car or on your home stereo.