SO FAR I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO PLAY BURNED ON DISKS IN MY CD PLAYER. I READ IN THE MANUAL THAT CD-R DISKS ARE COMPATIBLE, BUT WHEN I ENCOUNTERED CD-R DISKS IN STORES, THE PACKAGE SAID THAT SOME DISKS ARE INCOMPATIBLE WITH HIGH CAPACITY DISKS. THOSE DISKS WERE 8X. DO THEY MEAN I SHOULD USE ONLY, SAY, 4X OR SO? IN SHORT, WHAT SHOULD THE CD-R DISK SAY ON THE PACKAGE THAT WOULD INSURE MY BUYING DISKS THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH CD PLAYERS?
CD-R - 52x 700 MB
CD-R - 48x 700 MB
To make a CD that will play on a normal CD player you must create an “audio CD”.
Many CD burning programs will make “data CDs” rather than “audio CD” by default.
You must tel the CD burning program that you want to make an “audio CD”
A lot of people have problems with Windows Media Player making incompatible CDs. For Windows computers I’d recommend the free program CDBurnerXP. http://cdburnerxp.se/
Please avoid typing all in capitals - it’s hard on these weary eyes and is often considered to be “SHOUTING”.
Thanks for the solution, and a humbling correction for shouting.
If you do a lot of Music CD work, it’s good to figure out which is your worst CD player – the one most likely to throw up on a bad CD, and make that your quality control machine. We have one of those at work and I have one at home.
At home it’s a portable CD player that won’t play anything but perfect disks. Many people find that they can’t burn disks at maximum speed. I had a really sucky success rate when I did that. I picked a lower speed in the burn menus and walked away happy. One poster found only sadness at lower rates.
and it can depend on the brand of disk, which burner, as well as combinations of the two. when you find a combo that works then stick with it.