Solved windows don't recognize my blank CD-R. Said it may need to b

July 7, 2018 at 09:07:04
Specs: Windows 10
windows don't recognize my blank CD-R. Said it may need to be formatted but when I do and then Burn it the CD wont play in my car... HELP This is the second name brand I've tried. Is worked six months ago.

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July 7, 2018 at 14:13:51
You don't mention what you're using to burn the CD-R (and only CD-RW's need pre-formatting, not CD-R's). Are you copying a standard disc or burning to .mp3, .wav, etc?

Some players are picky about the brand of media they'll play (some won't play CD-R's at all). Make sure your player supports CD-R's and if so, try another brand and possibly another program to burn the media.

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July 7, 2018 at 16:28:33
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Also, are you burning these as an audio format CD or are you just putting mp3 files on the disc as data? Some car players won't read data discs, they need the disc to be an audio CD.

As T-R-A pointed out, you don't need to format CD-R discs, you only do that if you want to create a multi-session disc. This formats the disc in UDF format and may be the reason your player can't read it.

Try it again, this time don't format it and in your burning software, choose to make an audio CD. if your software doesn't have this option, try using a program called CD Burner XP. it's free and contains no malware. It will let you create audio CD's.

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July 7, 2018 at 16:31:41
Probably your best way forward would be to install this free program which is quite safe:

Put in your blank CD and don't format it. Run the program and select Audio Disc. The program will accept almost any audio format - just browse for your files and drag or add them onto the Window at the bottom.

This should work for you. Note that also works for DVDs and has various other options too. It is often mentioned by helpers on here.

Oops it seems I overlapped with the previous post - probably typing too slowly.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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July 7, 2018 at 18:14:52
Great minds think alike.

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