Burn CDs for my car in iTunes?

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  1. DinoAdventure macrumors member

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    When I burn CD's in iTunes, the CD player in my car cannot read them. My car is a '96 Hyundai, and since it's so old, I doubt there's anything I can do about it. A friend of mine burned me a CD using some roxio program on his PC, but his songs are all in MP3 format, whereas mine are AAC's. Is there anything I can do to get some tunes going in my car?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mpw Guest

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    I know some older CD players can't play CD-RW's you could try burning toCD-R's but of course you can't then overwrite.
     
  3. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    In the advanced settings of iTunes (iTunes 5, that is) select "Burning." Then under "Disc Format" choose "Audio CD."

    That should make it playable in most players.
     
  4. DinoAdventure thread starter macrumors member

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    No dice, I am already burning on to CD-R's and my prefs are already set to audio CD. I guess I will probably have to save up for a new CD player, maybe one I can just plug my iPod into.
     
  5. yenko macrumors 6502a

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    Get a Disk Cleaner and run it through there. See if that resolves the issue.
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  6. DinoAdventure thread starter macrumors member

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    I doubt it will do any good, it plays CD's that I've bought just fine, it just can't play burned ones from itunes.
     
  7. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Can your stereo play the CD you create in iTunes? ... (obvious question but maybe its your mac and not your car CD player)
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wait...I'm sorry, you said your friend burned you a disc with Roxio and you burned one for yourself with iTunes. Are you saying neither one worked in the car, or that one of them worked and the other didn't?
     
  9. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    Actually, it can make a big difference. Dusty optical lenses appear to have more difficulty with CD-R media vs. manufactured discs. This may have to do with S/N issues since manufactured CDs are actually pitted while CD-Rs rely on pigments.

     
  10. pknz macrumors 68020

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    I think what you have done is burnt an MP3 CD, burning the music onto the CD in MP3 format, most CD players cannot read an MP3 CD, unless it is MP3 compatible.

    You will need to burn an Audio CD, where it actually burns the song onto the CD, hence why you can only fit 80mins on a normal audio CD.
     
  11. mwpeters8182 macrumors 6502

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    He said he chose Audio CD as an option. I've also ahd this problem, but not with iTunes. I forget what program it was, but music CDs burned with it wouldn't work in my car CD player. Try Toast, if you have it.

    MWP
     
  12. DinoAdventure thread starter macrumors member

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    The one my friend burned for me in Roxio DOES work.

    The ones I burn in iTunes DO NOT work.

    I'll pick up a cleaner CD tommorow and see what happens.

    Thanks guys.
     
  13. DinoAdventure thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, the CD's I burn in iTunes work in my stereo and in my brother's Pioneer head unit.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    My sister's 2005 Hyundai Elantra stock stereo can't read CD-Rs too well, so it's no surprise your 96 Hyundai can't I suppose. But, on the other hand, my parent's 2004 Hyundai Sonata's stock unit can play CD-Rs with no problems, it's a different head unit than the Elantra's though. I've personally avoided the problem in my car (Also a Hyundai, our driveway looks like a dealer lot) with an aftermarket stereo that reads CD-Rs and RWs and plays MP3s. If you've got a lot of music, an MP3 CD player is a good investment IMO.
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In that case...it isn't purely a CDR issue.... Hmmm.... Could be:

    1) the optical mechanism, as you're investigating.
    2) the brand of CDR
    3) how long are the CDRs that you two have burned? If by chance, yours is close to 80 minutes, and his is not, it might have something to do with compliance to...red book or whatever. Your CD player is supposed to be able to read discs up to 79.5 minutes. But some of them choke on really long discs.
     
  16. DinoAdventure thread starter macrumors member

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    The laser lens cleaner did the trick! It plays all CD's flawlessly now. Thanks so much guys!
     
  17. utbitch macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same prob

    Hey I am having the same problem with my 02' Civic's stock CD player. It won't play the cds I burn on itunes but it will play cds burned on Roxio and commercial cds. It was pissing me off.

    If the laser lens cleaner really worked I want to know what brand you bought.
     
  18. DinoAdventure thread starter macrumors member

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    The lens cleaner I used was a Maxell, but that doesn't really matter now.

    Today I was listening to my burned CDs before school and they worked great. I got in my car after school, and i couldn't read the disks again. I ran the lens cleaner when I got home, but to no avail. This makes no sense. I'm not sure what to do now. I guess Hyundai couldn't make CD players any better than they could make cars in the mid 90's.
     
  19. utbitch macrumors newbie

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    sorry

    I'm sorry - thanks for the warning. I guess I should invest on an aftermarket player :(

     
  20. ccato macrumors newbie

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    me too

    I can no longer make audio CD's from iTunes either. I have _dozens_ of these CD's I've made in the past and happily play my own mixes in my 2000 Dodge truck factory CD player. For some reason I can no longer make CD's that will play. The CD player just complains about a "disk err". I've tried various brands and types of CD's and every burning speed available. Nothing works. Needless to say - I'm miffed.


     

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