New MP3 to CDR quirk..out of the blue!

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  1. Scooter

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    I have been burning CD's for what seems like forever. And since getting a new PC with XP this past november, I have simply been using the WinMedia software to convert and burn in one easy stroke..until now!

    The last coupla times I did this..the CD's are unplayable in my Kenwood 200 disc changer AND show up as No Disc or VCD in my RCA DVD player!

    I thought it might be the brand of disc I was using..Imation..because in the CD recorder I have..commercial uses ANY blank CD format..the burned disc show as No Disc..BUT after displaying that message...the tracks and time show!?!?! Anyhow..putting in a blank Imation disc...the recorder recognises that JUST fine. Now..here is the kicker....

    These play JUST fine in my older players!!! My Pioneer CLD-704 and nearly 10 year old Pioneer 100 Disc player as well as my Apex AD-600A.

    For the record I tried re-burning these using Sonic Stage that came with my Vaio...no better. And neither program will tell me if it's a CDR or CDRW and offers no option to "Close" a disc on my own..in case that had not occurred.

    Any ideas as to what might have changed with the burning/converting software?
     
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    The culprit might just be the new XP operating system.

    Roxio had a big problem with getting out an update to their Easy CD Creator software that would jive with XP.
     
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    Unless it is an upgrade in the last week or so...I don't think so. PLUS I had the same issue with Sonic Stage when I tried copying them over to new discs.
     
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    Could the burner be slightly off-spec, causing it be produce CD-Rs that are readable by older players only.
     
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    Pat: I tried re-installing Sonic Stage...see what happens with that. As for Media Player..I can't find on my restore or applications dics that all by it self to restore. I think that may be the case, in that, I have done literally over 100 discs with no problem until now!

    Todd: Read the info about that patch but it appears to affect MP3 burning. Downloaded and will try anyhow...can't hurt. Thanks for the link.
     

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