malth at umich.edu
Thu Apr 18 21:27:44 EDT 2002
That's true with more than just audio CD players. Most older PC CD-ROMs
from the 91-94,95 era will not play burnt CDs either; be they audio or
data. I hear it has something to do with the depth at which a CDR drive
burns the disc vs. a mass-produced deeply-burnt CD.
On Thu, 18 Apr 2002, CL Wong wrote:
> I've had great luck with imation brand CDr media.
> While I've never tried it in a 200Q20v cd changer, I
> have used them in my ancient laptop which refuses to
> recognize any other brand of cdr.
> In my experience, Sony cd players and dvd players
> don't like cdr or cdrw media... something about their
> using cheaper parts, I think.
> Don't forget to close your session and probably the
> disc to make it more backward compatible.
> I have an mp3 playing head unit and don't bother with
> a changer becuase I have between 100 and 200 songs per
> --- Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net> wrote:
> > > Listers, why is it, when I play burned CDs in the
> > cd changer that came with
> > >the 200q it does not recognize it is in the player
> > yet they play on every
> > >other player I have --boom box theater system
> > portable etc. and does this mean
> > >I need a newer model and how hard is it to upgrade
> > the exsisting unit?
> > Phew, I thought you were talking about rear amps or
> > something with
> > that subject line :-)
> > Many, many older CDROM and CD drives older than a
> > few years don't
> > recognize CDRW media, so if you're using CDRW media,
> > try CDRs
> > instead. We discovered, when I was running a
> > computer lab in
> > college, that most of the computers on campus
> > couldn't read CDRW
> > disks; that was maybe 3-4 years ago. You'd put the
> > disk in, and the
> > drive wouldn't even think a disk was there; you'd
> > pop the tray out,
> > and the disk would be oriented exactly the same way
> > you put it in; it
> > never tried to spin it up.
> > CDR's worked great on just about everything(and I
> > used burned media
> > in an mid-90's portable without much trouble)...but
> > the factory
> > changer is -very- old, and might be fussy about the
> > color of the CDR
> > media. If you're using CDR media, which color?
> > There are lots of
> > different types...greenish, 100% silver-colored,
> > gold, dark blue,
> > slightly green...you name it. Probably the silver
> > ones have the
> > greatest chance of working since they're closest to
> > regular CDs? I'd
> > suggest asking around with
> > coworkers/friends/classmates/family and
> > trying different brands/types of CDR media. Maybe
> > other listers with
> > the changer(are talking about the factory changer?
> > I'm assuming so)
> > who have CDRs can share what they know?
> > I'll see if I can dig up a website I came across
> > that discussed all
> > the different CDR media types, there might be
> > comments about older CD
> > audio player.
> > Oh...one other note, Crutchfield now lists whether
> > CD players they
> > sell can play CDR or CDRW disks. Many still don't
> > do CDRW, for
> > example...
> > B
> > --
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> > temporary
> > safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben
> > Franklin
> > http://www.users.cloud9.net/~brett/
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