I drive a 1995 car with an OEM CD player. It plays store bought CDs fine but I am unable to burn a CD and get it to play. I realize the store bought is a different format. I’m wondering if anybody knows what the format is and how I can burn it so I cal listen to my own CDs in the car. I have NERO 7 ULTRA.
Quite a common problem with car steroes.
You create an Audio CD but I’ve found that the crucial thing is the media you use. I’ve found 2 that work 100% for me. They’re both Verbatim - Pastels & Super AZO. You might find the Super AZOs easier to find as a 10pack. I’ve only found Pastels as tubs of 50.
You also need a burner that is good at burning CDs. Obviously a CD-RW should be fine but some DVD burners aren’t very good. My early NECs were quite poor for example.
Some also reckon that the burn speed is important. I’ve used 40x & that’s been fine for me but perhaps start at 24x & take it from there.
There of course is not certainty that a burned Cd-R will ever play in your player.
Burrrn (www.burrrn.net) is a freeware app that’s very simple to use & works well. I’ve never use Nero for Audio or MP3 CDs as I use Roxio.
I’m unable to find anybody on my side of the ocean selling either of these products. Any more suggestions?
You could try some Audio/Music CD-R. These might work.
Make sure you do finalize your audio CDRs…
Also, sadly, some older car players won’t play any CDR AT ALL. Search the internet to know if your model CAN play CDRs.
Whcih side might that be. I’ve burnt a ton of audio cd’s and have yet to have one not play in my truck’s player. That’s been 4 different trucks. All Fords but from 2 Vans to 2 Explorer’s. Each had different players. Although the oldest was a 1995 Aerostar Van up to now which is 2004 Explorer. I have Nero 6 but have never used it for audio. I’ve always used Acoustica which has been great. You can get a free 30 day trial of it at www.acoustica.com. Give that a try and see if it works for you. After all, it’s free and your not loosing anything but maybe a disk. Good luck and welcome to the forum.