I’ve spent some time (quite a few hours) using the “Search” function of the forum to try to find an answer to my problem. I did find some good advice, and have tried a good deal of it already. But, still no success. So here’s the deal;
I use Nero (version 7, I believe) to burn mp3 CD-R. I organize the mp3 files into folders based on artist and album. After they are burned, I play them on my car stereo, which is an Insignia NS-C5111. Most often things work well and I experience no problems. However, I have noticed that some of the mp3 files I put onto a disk will not play at all. The files are there, I can verify that by opening them and playing them on my computer. But when it comes time to play them on the car stereo, they just skip through until the stereo finds a file that it wants to play. It always will skip through an entire album. It will either play an album, or it won’t. An example is I’ll put 8 mp3 albums on a CD-R…6 of them will play perfectly, but 2 of them will not play at all. I’ve looked over my user manual for the Insignia NS-C5111 a number of times and this is all the information I’ve gathered from that;
It can play WMA and/or MP3 files. It will not play some songs because of DRM schemes. (I tried using Tunebite to get around that, but unless I used it incorrectly, it didn’t have any affect).
So, the questions become: 1.) Is it faulty media? 2.) Are there some types of mp3 that a typical car stereo will not support? 3.) I’ve read about some discs being more favorable than others for this type of thing, should I try those? 4.) I tried burning at different speeds (going all the way down to 8x) and that didn’t have any effect, is this something to be concerned about? 5.) Does anyone else have this issue, and if so, what did you do to overcome it?
Thanks in advance for your time.