Burning Music CD's

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GreatOwl, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. GreatOwl macrumors newbie

    GreatOwl

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    I am not able to burn a Music CD which will play on my very high end Sony Stereo system. It has never seemed to recognize the CD at all. I do not have any difficulty playing a CD in the car, cheap boom boxes or any place else. It is only my $2k stereo unit which will not recognize the CD. I have tried changing brands of blank CD's. I have reduced the burning speed to 1:1 and nothing seems to help.

    Does anyone have any ideas why this particular unit is not recognizing CD which I burn either through the Itunes or Toast programs?
     
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    You might check the Sony owner's manual to see if there are restrictions on the kind of cds that it will play.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    are you burning a regular cd audio disc or are you burning a mp3 disc? and how old is your sony stereo? i have a 5disc dvd stereo surround and it plays every cd that i can throw at it.

    also check into what ugg said. your system might be able to read CD-R/CD+R/RW's
     
  4. GreatOwl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have checked into the manual and there is nothing there regarding playing burned CD's. I have tried both CD-R and CD+R and neither will play. A couple of years ago I even ran into one commercially produced CD that could not be recognized. It was the only one out of hundreds so I just thought it was a flunk. However, that CD could be played on every other player I tried.

    Yes, I thought of checking my settings to make sure I did not burn in MP3 format for that unit. I am thinking it has to do with something involve the initialization since it is always reported that there is no CD in that disc slot.

    Thank you for the responses. I will keep experimenting.
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    If the worst comes to the worst surely a ring to a sony support specialist would do the trick...
     
  6. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    Need Sony model number to help you.

    But based on info given, a few things:

    1) Sometimes people try to play CD's in the DVD player - Many Sony DVD's do not support CD-R and CD-RW
    2) The DVP-S560 doesn't play CD-R's with silver or gold discs (blue is okay)
    3) the new DVP-NS series players are actively advertised to play CD-R, CD-RW, and SACD in addition to the standard DVD/CD/VCD formats.

    -jim
     
  7. GreatOwl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am working with a DVP-C650D, DVP-C653D Series CD/DVD Player. While the indicator labeling on the unit is very difficult to read, I have tried all settings. It does not play in either the CD or DVD mode. I had thought of the CD-R vs CD-RW possibility, but have not been able to find any CD+R discs at this point. Actually one of the reasons for that is that up until a short time ago the old eMac I was using didn't support any + burning discs. I will attempt to locate a CD+. I have just changed over to an IMac again which will burn in + mode. It is just a matter of finding some verbatim discs as it doesn't seem to accept any other brand.
     
  8. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    Your user guide for your model can be downloaded here:

    http://www.retrevo.com/s/Sony+DVP-C650D?rt=pd

    Look at pages 4 and 5, your unit is VERY limited in what it can play, and on page 5 they specifically say what can't be used, including CD-R. Anything else you insert you need to try by trial and error, as you noted with the + type.

    I know you stated this is a very high end system, but honestly Sony does a lousy job *in this specific line of products* supporting the modern standards people use to create their own music and video compilations. And that's putting it nicely.

    -jim
     
  9. GreatOwl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, for pointing out those pages. I actually do have all the original manuals. I just have still not been able to accurately determine what brand and type of CD to burn music to. I really am not worried about the DVD's since I have an alternative player to use for this purpose.

    It is not the end of the world since I have the original CD's to be able to play. I really wanted to order them and delete some tracks for background music during Christmas. I guess I will have to experiment with all this. I think a trip to my Computer/Sound World store is probably going to be in order now that I know exactly what I am dealing with. Fortunately, the retailer is in one family. One side handles high end sound and video and the other is the Apple Computer store.

    Thank you for helping me at least find the information I need to take into them.
     

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