CD recording doesn't work

I am using Audacity 2.0.1 on my Win7, home premium, 64 bit, SP1 computer. I just recorded some music and exported it to a folder on my computer. I then burned the .WAV file to a CD. If I install the CD in the computer drive, I can play the music on my computer. However, it will not play on my car CD nor on a CD player in the house. What can I do?

To make a CD that will play in normal CD players you need to specify “Audio CD” in your CD burning software,
“Data CDs” will usually play on computers, but not on many stand alone CD players.

2.0.1 is obsolete. You should update to the current version (2.0.5) at your earliest convenience. You can download it (free) here: Audacity ® | Downloads

I found that Audio CD Authoring programs almost always have a setting for blank time or gap between songs. Standard gap is two seconds, but you can produce an opera or rock concert where the music is continuous, but you still have chapter markers. For example, the opera plays continuously beginning to end, but Alberich enters with the enchanted lump of gold in Chapter 5.

That gap tool will be missing if you’re using the wrong burner.


Thanks. I guess I slipped a cog in the memory bank. Of course you have to burn an audio disc and not a data disc. DUH!! Thanks for clearing the memory fog.