The burner I have is a Phillips CDR770 Audio CD Recorder, the other player is a SONY 5 CD Carosel...the problem I noted above has just started to become frequent. I have had friends download stuff and burn it for me on their PC's and that also has been a hit or miss affair.
I've have had the same setup since 2000...the CDR's always played fine until just recently...now in the SONY (and the Phillips if it even recognizes the CD that is...I've been getting a "No Disc" thing from that) I get the problem stated above and it appears to be increasing
through the CDR portion of my collection.....
This has me concerned. Could it be that the laser is going in both players? The reason I say that is that the Phillips unit is known for being iffy with consumer feedback (although it has worked fine for me until this) and the SONY is about 11 years old, but other than this , appears to be in full working order.
CDR's I usually use are from Memorex although I have used Fujifilm's & TDK's with good results. I have used Maxell's in the past as well, but have had less success with them.
Originally Posted by Pezman
What program you using to burn your cd-r's?
Two thoughts come to mind. 1. You're burning the cds at too fast (ie 52x or 48x)
I recommend burning cd's at between 24x-40x oversampling. Any faster and you could be getting artifacting on the discs.
2. Your burner could be to blame. When you are writing the discs, are you multi-sessioning the discs? Sometimes if you have a 650mb disc and you only put 500 mb on it, the program doesn't finalize the disc (*which means no further writing is allowed). You should always finalize a cd-r as open session discs tend to have problems with non-cpu readers.
I have no idea how to adjust the burning speed on the audio recorder...I don't think that is possible...but I'll check into it...I really don't think that would be the problem here because the problem I'm talking about only appeared recently...the same cdr's that are giving me problems now played fine for years.
I always finalize the cdr's, they won't play in the other players without doing so..but are you telling me that if I don't fill out the CD then that could be the problem here?