I recently purchased a new DVD/RAM writer, and according to the device manager is shows as TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S222A which I believe to be Samsung, it has the up-to-date firmware SB02.
It writes to discs as audio from mp3 to disc as an audio CD, but I noticed some strange events recently when playing the resulting burned disc on some stand alone players.
If I play a burned disc no matter what speed I burned at x8 or x16 quite often if I play the CD-R on my older Marantz occasionally it will toil when searching for a track number and will therefore fail, sometimes if I keep trying eventually it will find the track, so I am wondering if it's the way that this new Samsung is writing the data onto the actual CD-R.
The Marantz CD player is around 15 years old, and one may think it's because it's old, but it played my other burned discs fine with my previous CD writer.
One thing I must say is I also have a Sony stand alone CD player which is around 15 years old too, and this searches and plays all discs burned with the new writer, so it could just be a Marantz and Traxdata problem, Traxdata is around 15 years old as well.
The other thing is I have a Traxdata CD standalone recorder, and none of the discs I burn with this new writer will be recognised on the Traxdata, again there was no problem like this with my previous writer, also discs burned buy other people don't have this problem either whether on the Traxdata or the Marantz.
I was thinking that perhaps it was the way this new writer was burning the data, I end by saying that I use reasonably good brands of media such as Verbatim.
If there is anything I have missed that you need to know please let me know.
So in essence any disc burned with this writer will NOT play on Traxdata stand alone, and any discs burned will occasionally have some search problems when say searching for the last track of a 23 track compilation for example on my Marantz.
Thanks for reading this, and sorry for the lengthy first post on here.