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    Burning reliable audio CDs

    How! driving me mad!

    What are peoples experiences of CDs that can be played anywhere?

    software/CD blanks/Hardware?

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    Use only CD-R media for audio discs and use a slower speed for a better burn (about 4x works well).

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    Have no problems burning audio cd's, what media are you using?

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    Also burn the disc as a single session, and make sure you close the disc after you've burnt it. Most applications that burn audio CDs will do this automatically anyway, but not all! Also use better quality CDR's - I find TDK ones work well, but really cheap non braded ones can be problematic.

    Windows Mediaplayer works well at creating them for me.

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    i burn CD-R's at slowest speed my drive will do (8x_ after i found full speed to be a bit unreliable

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    I burn them at 52x with no problems at all, maybe I've been lucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    I burn them at 52x with no problems at all, maybe I've been lucky
    I normally use TDK and have had no problems burning at full speed - although I now I have a cd player in the car that does mp3 and wma so I just use a cd rw and burn a ton of stuff to a re writeable

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    Never had a problem, you must however burn a single session and close the disc.

    Asda cheap and cheerful discs work just as well as high end stuff. Slower burning speeds seem to help, though a better drive usually works better (no surprise there)

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    I think it mainly comes down to the writer, I've had nothing but trouble with the writer on my laptop(Dell XPS M1330) but my desktop can burn perfectly on the same discs and software. with the drives being so cheap to buy these days theres bound to be a few substandard ones mixed in with the good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bizzel View Post
    Use only CD-R media for audio discs and use a slower speed for a better burn (about 4x works well).
    All you need is a good writer and media. CDFreaks is a great website to check for reviews of DVD writers.

    The audio specific CD-Rs are no better than standard CD-Rs. The only difference is that the former are usually more expensive because they include a royalty that goes to the music industry. Pretty pointless if you are burning your own audio tracks to a CD-R or even data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    I burn them at 52x with no problems at all, maybe I've been lucky
    That makes 2 of us then!

    I have never really had any issue's with burning audio CD's, I have used various brands in the past (Tuff, TDK, and another one cant remember the name). dont tend to do it much now though with me having an iPod.

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    All you need is a good writer and media. CDFreaks is a great website to check for reviews of DVD writers.

    The audio specific CD-Rs are no better than standard CD-Rs. The only difference is that the former are usually more expensive because they include a royalty that goes to the music industry. Pretty pointless if you are burning your own audio tracks to a CD-R or even data.
    I didn't know there was such a thing as audio CD-Rs. I've just found that most older CD players don't like RW media so I stick to good old write-once discs.

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    Anotehr 52x burner here, never had problems in the car with them. Always use decent media though, I've had the cheap ones and have them for things like drivers and stuff I download, need on CD but if it "dies" I can re-make it without too much loss / hardship.

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    Definetly another 52x burner here with no issues what so ever - and I usually use the cheap brands aswell (sainsburys own FTW).

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    Thanks for the replies,

    I have tried Sony CDs skipped really badly on some of them some OK I am stress testing them on my old Audio CD player a newer cd clock radio play OK on some and not on others, I took one which played well on all the systems and tried it in a multi CD burner, the resultant cds wouldn't play on a computer! I'll try it with the burn speed reduced.

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