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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Groggy, Sep 23, 2012.

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  1. Groggy

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    I've got .wav files (songs) on my Windows 7 PC that play fine on the PC.
    I want to play them on my CD player.
    So...I get a wav-to-cda converter and convert the wav files to cda files.
    The converted files play on my PC, but, the won't play on my CD player.
    The CD player plays my classical music .cda files but not the .cda files converted from my computer.
    Is the CD player just being high-brow in refusing to play my Peggy Lee collection of songs?
    Or, more likely, is there more to this than the little I understand?

    Hints, anyone?
     
  2. stantley

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    What program did you use? You really don't need a converter, you can just use any CD/DVD burning software to burn a CD and it will convert the files as part of the process.

    Make sure you finalize the disc so that it will play in a regular CD player.
     
  3. Groggy

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    I've tried a couple of burning programs, among them Ashampoo, and CDburnerXP. I just let these programs run to completion and they say the burn was successful. Is there something else I'm supposed to do?
     
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    You have to specifically burn an audio CD. You cannot just burn the WAV files to a disk as data. It's a special process.
     
  5. Groggy

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    I do specifically burn an audio cd, and the files that end up on the newly burned disk
    are .cda files not .wav files. Does this ensure that the 'finishing' of the burn is
    automatically taken care of, or do I have to do something special?
     
  6. stantley

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    With CDBurnerXP choose Audio disc, add your files, click on Burn and then on the next screen make sure "Finalize disc" is checked before you burn the disc, it should be checked by default.

    What kind of discs are you using? CD-R's or CD-RW's? What brand name?
     
  7. Groggy

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    Well, I have been doing what you said above, and I tried it again.
    Same result. The CD player "tries" to read the disk (I can hear it go 'click click click')
    then gives up and skips to the next disk.
    I am using Memorex CD-RW 24x 700MB disks.

    Maybe my first assumption was correct. The CD player, so used to playing
    only classical music, refuses to even start a Peggy Lee recording. Humph!

    Thanks for all the replies.
     
  8. stantley

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    Buy some CD-R's, many CD players have problems trying to read CD-RW's.

    Get some Verbatim discs if you can find them.
     
  9. Groggy

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    Thanks, that's worth a shot. I'll it.
     
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    Do the disks play in your computer? It's not clear from your post what the problem is. The disk doesn't work at all anywhere? The process doesn't complete? Or you just can't play the disks on some other music player?
     
  11. Groggy

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    The disks play in my computer. They are originally .wav files, which play in my computer, and I convert them to .cda files (see above) which also play in my computer. Neither of the formats play in my cd player. The cd player, however, plays other .cda files which are on purchased classical music files.
     
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    What kind of CD player? How old? In what? An old stereo? Car? Boom box?

    Has the player ever successfully played burned disks? Not all devices can especially if it's an old device.
     
  13. Groggy

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    It's a Sony, about 8 years old, holds 51 disks (carousel), never tried it with a burned disk before.
     
  14. Groggy

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    It's a table-top model, requiring an external amp.
     
  15. DoubleHelix

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    Sounds like the player is just too old to work with burned disks. You can try buying very high-quality disks, and then burn that at 1x speeds. Sometimes that works. Not always.

    If the burned disks play just find in your computer, there's nothing inherently wrong with the disks, software, or process. The problem is that old hardware isn't playing nice. You may need to tweak a few things in the process, and even then there's no guarantee.
     
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