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the fargo
Oct 17, 2007, 05:15 AM
hi, firstly I'm new here and very glad to have found this forum.

I've done a quick search and read and can't seem to find the answer to my question, however if it has ben answered before can you pleae redirect me.

I wish to burn mp3's from i-tunes onto a cd to play on my mp3 player in my car.
If I use I-tunes and hit burn, all works well but the mp3 player doesn't read the disk.

I used to own a G4, and simply drag the icons onto the disk and hit burn and that worked.
I now use a G5 and it doesn't work that way either.

So I've tried both methods, but no luck.

any suggestions?

Oct 17, 2007, 05:16 AM
iTunes Preferences -> Advanced -> Burning.

You can decide whether you want Audio or MP3 discs.

Oct 17, 2007, 05:17 AM
Assuming you're on a Mac, go to iTunes preferences/Advanced/Burning/Click MP3 CD option.

If Windows, should be similar path.

the fargo
Oct 18, 2007, 05:17 AM
thanks for that. I've done that and the cd will play in our portable player, which plays mp3's but wont play in the car mp3 player.
like I said the only ones that play in the car were the ones I made by dragging the icon onto the cd image using the older G4.

it must be a fault with the car mp3 player, not with i-tunes.

thanks for the replies.

Tom B.
Oct 18, 2007, 08:22 AM
Are all your songs definitely MP3? It won't work if they are AAC, which iTunes rips songs in by default.

Oct 18, 2007, 09:55 PM
Have you tried burning at a slower speed? That is, for example, 4x instead of 24x (or maximum)?

I had a similar issue with audio burning from iTunes (at 24x). The CD would play in some players, but not others. I slowed down the burn speed, and haven't found one that it won't play on now.

the fargo
Oct 19, 2007, 05:57 AM
once again, thanks for the replies. I will try a slower speed, and certainly let you know.
I'm reasonably certain they are mp3's but will check.