Up until recently, my CD player had had no trouble playing the CDs I burn.
However, last week, my old CD burner died and I had to replace it. Ever since the replacement, I have not been able to play CD burned on the new burner.
All of my previously burned CDs (old burner) still work fine.
I can play the new CDs in my car or in my computer, no problem.
I’ve spoken with LG, the manufacturer of the new CD Burner, and with Nero, but neither have been any help at all.
It is very important that the CDs I burn play on as many CD Players as possible because I write my own music, burn my own CDs and sell them around the word. In the past four years I have only had 4 returns. I cannot afford to have my new CDs rejected by CD players that had no difficulty playing my old CDs.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
It’s true that older CD players sometimes have trouble with burnt CD’s, however given that the player in question previously played burnt discs ok then that situation should not have changed just becuase you got a new burner.
I’d say the most likely problem is simply that you are using new CD authoring software with your new burner and some settings have changed. (Is that correct, are you using a new version of nero?)
I’m using Nero-6 (classic). The following are the settings I recommend for best audio CD compatibility with this version. (If your version is different then try to find similar options ok).
When you select a new compilation in Nero make sure the compilation type is “Audio CD”.
Under the “Audio CD” tab of the new comilation untick the “Write Text on CD” checkbox.
Under the “Burn” tab of the new compilation make sure that both the checkboxes “write” and “Finalize CD” are ticked. Finalize CD is very important ok!
Select write method “Disc at once” from the “write method” drop-down box.
Select “write speed” 16x from the write speed drop-down box, then click burn.
BTW. One other question, have you recently changed your brand of CD-R media. If so then obviously that could also have an impact.