Solved My HP Pavilion stop burning CD's?

March 16, 2015 at 00:47:30
Specs: HP Pavilion 360 GB, i7/8GB
I recently burned a CD from my Laptop. The first one burned OK but the next three with the same songs and the way I did the first CD burn didn't play on a CD player but only in my Laptop. I tried different programs, settings, etc... but the same results. The song were imported from YouTube with Vidto mp3 program. Funny how the first CD burn came out OK but the next few didn't play on a CD player only on my LapTop?

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#1
March 16, 2015 at 03:09:08
Make sure you select the right format when you burn.

Check the format of the good CD, it is probably MP3.


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#2
March 16, 2015 at 04:14:49
How are you trying toburn/make the CDs? What utility are you usng to burn them?

I recently burned a few CD using iTunes, and that approach requires one first to create a " playlist". Afterwhich that can be burned in one of several formats - as an audio CD. This audio CD will play on any player; providing that player is compatible with the track formats (mp3 etc.). Each track will have a gap of say two seconds between it and the next.

If one simply copies the tracks to a CD then they will play on a computer - but not a CD player; as likely they will not have two seconds gap between tracks. How did you try to do it; what utility did you use?

If you simply clone/copy an existing CD that does play OK then that will play OK, as the cloning process wil preserve those "gaps" and maintain the structure of the original disk.


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#3
March 16, 2015 at 07:51:01
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I'm guessing the other discs you burned were done differently that the 1st. Probably burned as .MP3s instead of converting them to CD audio format. If the 1st disc was good, why didn't you just make copies of it?

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#4
March 16, 2015 at 11:56:43
Can the Laptops optical burning part be the cause even though it can play CDs and DVDs?

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#5
March 16, 2015 at 22:08:10
Although you've selected a 'best answer' you're acting like it hasn't been fixed.

Sometimes a cd needs to be 'finalized' or 'session closed' before it'll play in a device it wasn't recorded on.

As already mentioned, they may be mp3 and not wav format. Can you view the files on the computer and see what their extension is? For example, song1.mp3 is an mp3. Song2.wav is a wav file. Your computer will play either format but your cd player may only play wav.

They need to be specifically recorded as audio cds and not data cds in order to work in a cd player. In a computer a data disk having audio files on it won't play as a normal audio cd but you can click on the file and it'll then play.

Some cd players don't work well with cd-r/w disks so if that's what you're using try cd-r instead.


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#6
March 16, 2015 at 22:35:21
As I stated before, the first CD burned came out good. The next three won't play on a CD player only the laptop. I used same procedures as first CD burned but they don't play on a CD player. Even my neighbor, a PC specialist set me up with a newer program to use and did all the configurations himself and same results?

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#7
March 17, 2015 at 00:14:02
Those suggestions were the only things I could come up with. If you're sure they don't apply to your problem, well OK, but I'd double check all that just to make sure.

It doesn't seem to be a burner problem since they all play on your laptop. You say you recorded them all the same way but did you initiate a new session with each one or record them as a 'saved project' or 'record same session again'?


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#8
March 19, 2015 at 22:25:12
I checked properties on a song and in the general specs the bottom it says “This file cam from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer”. They play on this laptop with no problems. Just double click it and it plays. There’s a square button next to this to click on that says “Unblock”. Could this be the reason why they’re not burning to CD disk? Even though the first CD I burned came out OK and the next 3 didn’t? They went thru the burning process with no problem but would only play on my Laptop.

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#9
March 19, 2015 at 22:43:42
I would go ahead and unblock them and then reburn the disks. I noticed that too on some of the mp3s I downloaded and unblocked them. That didn't affect how they played. So it's not going to hurt anything to try.

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#10
March 19, 2015 at 23:15:43
Only, why did the songs burn to CD and play the first time?

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#11
March 20, 2015 at 00:45:49
I have no idea. It's just something else to try.

I mentioned above I didn't think it was the burner itself because they all played on the laptop but if you're sure nothing in # 5 or 7 applies maybe it is the drive. Seems a little farfetched but maybe the burning laser isn't in the best condition. It worked ok the first time but became weaker in later sessions. The reading laser in the drive was sensitive enough to still read them all but the one in the cd player wasn't.


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#12
March 20, 2015 at 19:57:48
Still won't burn right.

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#13
March 20, 2015 at 19:59:50
I even tried a external LG optical player/burner.

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#14
March 20, 2015 at 21:09:40
So the external one burns them the same way--the first one is OK but the rest only play on the laptop? Well, can you do a system restore from before all this started? Or uninstall/reinstall the burner software.

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#15
March 21, 2015 at 03:50:46
When burning a cd/dvd, whichever burn software one uses, it first creates an image, and one can designate where it's stored (temporarily),; and also is (usually) asked (when the burn is completed) if one wishes to delete the image, save it, or burn another disk.

Do you immediately make another disk; or do you save the image and use it again later; or do you delete/scrap the image and make a fresh one when making a subsequent disk?

Also... what burner software are you using?


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#16
March 21, 2015 at 15:04:41
Quick time. After first disk burned I immediately burned another by redoing total process as first CD.

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#18
March 21, 2015 at 16:44:05
Use CDRW (not CDR) - so you don't waste blanks, and can reuse these test disks again... My Sony CD player plays CDR/CDRW no problem (it's at least 10yrs olde..)

I haven't ever used Quicktime... either used one of several other freebies when running windows OS; or iTunes on a Mac...

A look-see on Google suggest that one is better doing it using iTune - or one of the other freebies.

Also I wasn't aware that one could record a true audio CD via Quicktime...; at least one that can play on hifi kit etc.. Audio CD need a minimum space (2 seconds typically) between the tracks and also to be in a format that hifi kit etc . can recognise...


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#19
March 21, 2015 at 17:24:17
trvlr
"Also I wasn't aware that one could record a true audio CD via Quicktime...;"

The manual supports you trvlr.
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/pdf/...


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#20
March 21, 2015 at 17:54:07
JohnW - thank you for the konphirmation...

I browsed the Quicktime manual online and didn't see anything to say it could burn audio CDs.

Also in my limited experience it's more of movie/video playback etc. utility?

I burned a few coasters getting across iTunes and its playlist method; but once across it - works a charm... (at least on my Mac systems).


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