Aging Hi fi not play own created CDs

February 28, 2011 at 04:10:41
Specs: Windows XP
I have an excellent small system which plays all professional CDs but refuses to play CDs that I have created from my old LP collection! Very frustrating! I am recording them onto CD-R using x8 using I-tunes.
They play on some Hi-fi systems but not the kitchen one - the most important. Can anyone suggest any help?

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#1
February 28, 2011 at 04:21:41
You failed to mention anything about what kind of blank media (cdr/cdrw) you are using, what brand, what speed you burned at... all very important factors.

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#2
February 28, 2011 at 04:22:26
Oops! CDR... my bad.

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#3
February 28, 2011 at 04:40:06
An older Hi Fi is unlikely to be able to play CDRs. They just weren't designed with that in mind.

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#4
February 28, 2011 at 07:29:36
What format are you burning these CD's in? Possibly it is an issue with the format used.

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#5
February 28, 2011 at 08:36:37
I am using I-Tunes and it audio disc format at x8, there is no more detail that I can see

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#6
February 28, 2011 at 13:48:08
Older domestic kit is often very fussy about brands of CD's, so its a case of trial and error. The other thing is to ensure they are burnt as slowly as possible and finalized. You must use normal audio format.

Please come back and let us know how you got on.


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#7
February 28, 2011 at 16:12:54
All retail CD's use a CDA format. Obviously your unit likes this format. When you rip the music off the CD you can save it in a variety of formats. Most common is MP3 or possibly WMA. I do not know what Itunes uses for a format but I would suggest that is your problem. Get rid of itunes and burn a CD using Windows (or MAC) in a known format and see if you can narrow down the problem. There is a good bet that your system will not like MP3 either.

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