Dvd-Ram won't recognize audio CD

Hewlett-packard Hp pavilion dv6700 noteb...
February 1, 2009 at 08:39:30
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.9 GHz / 1982 MB
Hi, The DVD-RAM plays DVD's and music CD's fine. It also recognizes and plays an audio book CD that someone else burned for me. It will not recognize or play an original audio book CD. The drive whirrs a little bit, then stops. Then whirrs a bit, and stops.

I have Windows XP Pro


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#1
February 1, 2009 at 09:10:22
The format of the disk may not be compatible with your drive. Do you know what the format is?

The other issue could be codecs. Try getting klite.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_k...


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#2
February 1, 2009 at 09:33:50
I don't know what "format" means. I will try to find that if you tell me where to look.

I installed the klite. Then I tried to run the CD again, and no luck.


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#3
February 1, 2009 at 10:15:50
What is the file extension on the files that are on the disk? Of course you can't find that information yourself but you can ask the person that made the disk. It is possible the disk is no good. Are you trying to use autostart? Autostart means that the disk will play as soon as you insert it without any other action on your part. That isn't necessarily the way home brewed disks may work.

You could also try opening the disk with Windows Media Player or Winamp. A player like that.

Try going to My Computer with the disk inserted in the drive and choose File> explore. See if there is a setup or an .exe to start the playing of the disk.


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#4
February 1, 2009 at 11:17:43
It is an original (not a copy) of an Audio Book CD. It is one of a 4 CD set of The Secret.

I went to File > Explore and it is as if the Drive is empty.


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#5
February 1, 2009 at 13:04:21
If the disk IS emply then of course there is nothing to play.

To verify there is nothing on the CD try to Right click on the icon for the CD drive while the disk is in place and choose properties. See if anything shows there.

Does the CD drive read other CDs OK?

I just Googled that title. Seems to be MP3 format. Your computer should be able to play MP3s. Do you listen to music on your computer? If so, what music player software do you use?


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#6
February 1, 2009 at 14:16:30
Hi,

I use iTunes. The CD is not empty. It is one of 4 CD's in a set.

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Unabri...


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#7
February 1, 2009 at 14:20:20
You stated in #4 the drive is empty. Does that mean the CD drive itself isn't recognizing there is a disk present? If so, then test with a different disk to see if the issue is the disk or the drive.

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#8
February 1, 2009 at 15:14:52
Hi,

I use iTunes. The CD is not empty. It is one of 4 CD's in a set.

http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Unabri...


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#9
February 1, 2009 at 15:24:30
Evidently you don' understand me. I understand there should be files on the disk. Did you try right clicking on the icon for the CD drive and choose properties?

Did you try a different CD to verify the drive is working right?


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#10
February 1, 2009 at 15:26:18
What I meant was that I had a CD in the drive, but when I went to My Computer then double clicked on the D: drive, it did not show the CD in there. It looked like it looks when it is empty.

You are right. The Drive doesn't recognize that a CD is present.

Also, I tested the drive by I putting in an original music CD (not a copy) and it played fine.

The only other Audio Book I have on CD's is a set that was burned by someone else. They worked fine too. So I am thinking that maybe the drive doesn't like Audio Books unless they're burned. lol Seems odd but what the heck.

I am going to see if he can burn copies for me (like he did the other set) and see if I can play them then.

I appreciate you help and your suggestions.


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#11
February 1, 2009 at 15:29:10
Have you tried disk 2,3, or 4 of the set?

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#12
February 1, 2009 at 15:34:03
When I Googled for that title I found multiple hits. I think the format is MP3. That format should play on any player. I don't use iTunes so I can't state for sure. Could be the originals are in a different format.

Could be the disk was never pressed either. Is there a printed label on the disk?


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#13
February 1, 2009 at 17:21:47
I had only tried disk 1 and 2. So I put disk 3 in and iTunes played it!! Same with disk 4!!
Thanks!

Then I tried all 4 CD's in my car CD player and they all play fine.

So I decided to try disk 2 again and this time the drive recognized it and it played. Go figure. But it still won't play disk 1. But I am giving it a rest and will try again sometime tonight.

Yes they all have labels.


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