Why doesn't my burned CD work in my car?

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/Blu-ray Technology' started by farmerjohn1324, Apr 19, 2016.

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  1. farmerjohn1324

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    I burned it using Windows Media Player.

    It's the factory CD player in a 2014 Lexus ES 350.
     
  2. strollin

    strollin Well-Known Member

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    Did you burn it as an audio CD or as a data CD with a bunch of mp3s?
     
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  3. beers

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    You seem to have a lot of layer 8 issues.
     
  4. farmerjohn1324

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    I just dragged the files (.mp3's) from the folder into the burn menu on the right side of Windows Media Player.

    What's the proper way to do this?
     
  5. farmerjohn1324

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    How do I do this correctly?
     
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    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Replace layer 8.
     
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  8. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    This thread is awesome!
     
  9. farmerjohn1324

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    Okay so what's the problem? Why doesn't it just work when I drag it there? Why isn't it that simple like it should be?

    "Drag items here to create a burn list".... and then click burn....

    Why isn't it as simple as that?

    Oh I see what you're saying.... there's an option on the menu... I changed it.... should work now...

    Yea that's why my Ubiquiti Access Point is up and running..... good thing I didn't have to call in the "experts"
     
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  10. farmerjohn1324

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    SAME fruity PROBLEM!!!

    I CLICKED BURN AUDIO CD AND STILL DOESN'T WORK!!!

    THIS IS NOT ME... THIS IS THE STUPIDITY OF THE SOFTWARE....

    IT SHOULD BE AS SIMPLE AS CLICK "BURN" AND IT BURNS....
     
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  11. johnb35

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    Windows media player does work. Is your music listed in your library? Open media player, go into your library, add songs to the burnlist, burn cd. Does the music cd play in computer ok? Are you sure they are MP3's or WMA's? Car stereos usually won't play any other format.
     
  12. beers

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    Doesn't your stock radio support USB? Just throw some files on a flash drive man, this isn't 1999.

    Cool. I'm glad you were able to get a single AP going after weeks and having to roll through buying various waves of equipment.
     
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  13. spirit

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    Firstly please watch your language.

    Secondly make sure Windows Media Player is set to burn an Audio CD and not an MP3 CD. It might be trying to make an MP3 CD when your stereo only supports Audio CDs. It sounds to me like it was making an MP3 CD.

    Have you tried...
    - a different CD?
    - a different burner?
    - a different stereo?
    - different software?

    If not try all of those.
     
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  14. farmerjohn1324

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    The stock radio in my $28,000 Lexus? No, they don't have USB adapters for this unfortunately. And getting a radio from Best Buy would make the car look like garbage....

    I foresee the same problem when I buy my Lamborghini.
     
  15. farmerjohn1324

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    I have tried all kinds of CD's... it's not the CD's problem... they are DVD-R's....

    I only have one burner on this computer...

    I only have one stereo in my car...
     

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    OK so it is burning an Audio CD.

    I don't know what you mean by 'they are DVD-Rs'. Surely you mean CD-Rs?

    And what I meant was can you try the CDs in another stereo, not necessarily in a car - any stereo. That's just to check that your CDs can be played in another stereo to see if your car stereo is the problem. Can you try burning a disc and then playing it on your computer? Do you have a friend who can try to burn a disc for you?

    With your car being from 2014 can't you put music on an SD card or a USB flash drive instead of a CD? It would be a lot less hassle! Most modern car stereos can do this.
     
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  17. Laquer Head

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    Really?!...Really?!...... *warp back to reality*
     
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  18. beers

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    Not sure how specifying price adds to the conversation. My under 20k mazda3 supports doing that out of the box and even has other crap like integrated Pandora.

    You could alternatively stream over Bluetooth from your phone. Just trying to give you some solutions.
     
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  19. Darren

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    What car do you have?
     
  20. Laquer Head

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    Exactly!!

    $28K Lexus from Bobs House of Clunkers! LMAO
     
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