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Cant play MP3 burned discs in car

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by volky, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. volky

    volky NRA Member Millennium Member

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    My new truck has the capability to play MP3 discs, but comes up with disk err when trying to play. Manual says CD-R disks are acceptable.

    Songs are MP3 format.
    I tried two different programs, Sonic record now and ITunes.
    Tried MP-3 format and data format.
    Tried a slower burn rate.

    Always comes up with the same error.
    Disks will play on the PC.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
  2. Blitzer

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    Sorry to break the news to you but, the standards for track spacing, data density, etc are very loose, not all players can read all burner's disks.
     

  3. volky

    volky NRA Member Millennium Member

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    So if you hit the right combo, you're set, otherwise buy parts and keep trying?
     
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    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Are they all in the root directory (no folders) of the disk? Some players can't deal with folders.

    Check your manual for any specifics; my newer car came with a thin manual just for the sound system. I also gleaned more info from Glock-Talk-type automotive boards online.
     
  5. Minuteman

    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

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    Be thankful it doens't. MP3's suck, and should be destroyed.

    Go buy some CD's it will sound better. Problem solved.



    <----MP3 hater.
     
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    Be sure that you select the "close the disk after burn" option and not the "add files at a later session" option ... this will cause the problem you described.
     
  7. intheburbs

    intheburbs Appleseed SI CLM

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    Try different CDs - +R, RW, etc.

    :laughabove: RIAA shill?

    Thanks, but no thanks. I'll take my mp3 CDs with 150-200 songs per disc, than OEM CD's with 12-20 tracks per disc.
     
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    He could've been talking about sound quality. Audiophiles aren't fans of mp3 lossy compression.
     
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    intheburbs Appleseed SI CLM

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    Oh, I'm sure he is. But even if you "roll your own" and rip CDs at a bitrate of 320 kb/sec, you can still fit 5 hours of mp3s on a CD.
     
  10. Minuteman

    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

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    And it will still sound like azz.
     
  11. aspartz

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    Trash the CDs, Get vinyl. Music is ANALOG. You do realize that PCM is lossy don't you?

    ARS
     
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    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

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    Never seen a turntable in a car. How do you like yours? Skip much?
    CD's sound good, MP3's sound bad. What part of that is unclear?
     
  13. hudymac

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    :rofl:

    I had that problem with a player in my last car. It was the player. It's new right? Can you demonstrate this where you bought it? Might be worth the effort to get it replaced.

    Since I replaced mine, it's been flawless.

    As far as the MP3's go.... I understand about being an audiophile, my Dad is, me not so much. The problem with this is obvious to me: Instead of putting my CD collection that is worth thousands (to me) and possibly get them stolen, it's easier to put your favorite tunes (in MP3 format) on two or three CD's. That way, if your car stereo gets stolen, you are out a few CD-R's and a stereo that is covered by insurance (because your priceless CD collection in your care won't be).

    Good luck with your stereo.
     
  14. aspartz

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    Actually, RCA made one many many years ago. For some reason if was not a winner in the sales department.:dunno:

    IMHO, the sound systems in most cars, as well as the acoustic environment of a moving car, do no lend themselves to true high fidelity. At the correct settings, I doubt most could tell the difference between MP3 and CD.

    ARS
     
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    That's why I'm thinking about putting this in my car.

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    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

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    Most people with a good stock or after market radio can tell the difference if you A/B compared the two sources.
    No highs, no lows, no dynamic range = MP3

    MP3 sound fine on cheap earbuds, that is what they are designed for. Decent headphones or a decent sound system and MP3 fails.
     
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    Only ten grand!!! Ouch.
     
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    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

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    Ten grand, and it doesn't work.
     
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    Try using windows media player and burn mp3's at 128 kb/s. Doesn't get more basic than that. If it can't read WMP default at that bitrate, its time to take her back to the retailer.
     
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    Define "most people"

    I doubt most could tell the difference between MP3 and CD performance in a moving car.