AIFF-C : doesn't it play on a car stereo?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Nostromo, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Nostromo macrumors 65816

    Nostromo

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    All my music files in iTunes are in Apple Lossless.

    I recently burned a few copies of my CDs for the car.

    But the car stereo declines to play it.

    Years back I had uncompressed, original AIFF files in iTunes, and when I burned a CD, it played without problems.

    I checked the file format of the burned tracks: it's AIFF-C.

    Could this be the problem? Which setting should I change in iTunes to burn regular AIFF files?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nostromo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No comment why I can't play in my car any of the discs I burned since I switched all Files to Apple Lossless?

    Is it AIFF-C's fault, or were those Taiyo-Yuden discs I bought from Amazon bad?
     
  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    As long as you choose "Audio CD" when you burn in iTunes, there shouldn't be a problem. But some CD players, (especially car stereo players) are very picky when it comes to CD-Rs. Try another brand.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    "I checked the file format of the burned tracks: it's AIFF-C."

    Is there some sort of difference between "regular" ".aiff" files (or ".aif") and "AIFF-C"?

    If so, what does the "C" represent?

    Does it stand for some kind of file/metadata info that's "above and beyond" the standard format for regular "aiff" files? If so, could such additional data (perhaps embedded into the audio data) "confuse" a car's CD player?

    Not sure here, just wondering.

    Suggestions:
    If you're unable to burn with iTunes, can you try burning from Toast, or perhaps one of the freeware/shareware CD burning apps like "Simply Burns"? Any better?
     
  5. Nostromo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'll give Toast a try.

    I have burned 12 discs of the Taiyo-Yuden so far, and none plays in my car stereo.

    But, as JollyJimmy mentioned, it might just be my car stereo.

    And I thought I'd make a sure deal out of this by buying the revered and expensive Taiyo-Yuden discs... ;)

    Fishrrman, as far as I found out, AIFF-C should be compatible with anything that accepted AIFF. It's an update file format so adapt to newer demands.

    There's a wiki page on the web that explains it.
     

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