Solved cd is formatted to udf but i need fat32 or...

October 14, 2019 at 17:05:18
Specs: Windows 10
I'm using a cd like a usb drive. moving music over to it, but i want the option to delete and to add to it rather than burning it.
i put the cd in my car cd player and it gave me an error that it couldn't read it.
i did some research and realized that the cd format is what was causing the error.
so, i tried to format the cd so i could choose the format but it only gives me udf options. is it possible to force the format to the cd?
thank you!

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#1
October 14, 2019 at 17:52:58
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"i put the cd in my car cd player"
Depending on the age of the radio, have you tried MP3?

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"i tried to format the cd"
You can only do that on an RW disk.

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October 14, 2019 at 18:30:55
As Johnw mentions, older car CD players may or may not play MP3s burnt to CD, and some won't even recognize anything other than "commercial" CDs. The following may help determine your issue:

https://www.lifewire.com/burned-cds...

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October 14, 2019 at 19:11:34
Thanks for the quick replies. The files themselves are mp3. The stereo doesn't have a problem with mp3's on a USB drive.

I'm about to go check out the links y'all shared. Thanks again.


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#4
October 14, 2019 at 21:28:00
"I'm using a cd like a usb drive. moving music over to it, but i want the option to delete and to add to it rather than burning it."

You're still burning to it.

So yes, you can write/rewrite to a CD-R and make it seem like you are deleting the files, but it's not actually deleting them like you can on a CD-RW. You are manipulating the TOC (table of contents, the file system CD's use) to just not see the files.
Eventually you run out of room.
Two problems with this method, it is not a format the many players can read and it also leaves the burn session open, many players have issues with this as well.

This method of writing and rewriting uses the UDF format and there is no way around it. You also can't use the FAT32 file system on CD's

CD's are so cheap these days it might just be easiest to record in the write once method which closes the session at the end of burning and pretty much guarantees that any player can read it. If you want to change up the songs,just burn a new disc.

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