8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 8:14 AM by the0pticnerve
Dennis Josephy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

unable to play burned cd in auto

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.2
  • --A--C-- Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    does it play in another cd-player?

    Any possibility that you burned it as a data cd instead of an audio cd?

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (44,510 points)

    It would help to have more details.


    1) Is this a data CD (mp3), or is it an audio CD?  Not all car players can do data.


    2) How old is the car player?  What kind of CD is this?  Not all players can handle CD-RW.  Older ones might not be able to play burned CDs at all.


    3) Have you tried different brands of CD?  Have you tried a slower burn speed?

  • --A--C-- Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)

    to burn it as an audio cd:

    make a playlist with the tracks you want

    Menu > File > Burn Playlist To Disc


    If you just burnt the mp3 files onto disc from the finder then it is a data cd, you can play this in a computer but not in a cd player

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (44,510 points)

    Some newer CD players (including those in cars) can play mp3 CDs, but you should check before assuming it does.


    iTunes 10 for Mac: Create your own MP3 CDs - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH1748

  • gbmktg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I changed the burn speed to 16x and the CD worked fine.

  • leetut Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No 16x does not work either

    Using iMac mountain lion

    Memorex cdrw

    VW golf cd player

    Worked fine on a £200 laptop

    But not on a £2000 iMac

    I advise everyone not to buy apple junk

  • leetut Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    It gives an error in car

    Burned audio not mp3

    Using iTunes

    As burn via finder does not work

    What's the point of that feature if it fails every time @ approx 8%

    Tried all ways on 10+ CDs always fails in finder

    Or won't play in car from iTunes

    I don't own another cd player to test on

    Figured that if I spent £2000 on a top of the range computer it would burn CDs of all kind and they would play on all devices

    Apparently not...

    I also own a now obsolete ipad1

    And an i4s 13months old that turns itself off at 10-20% of battery remaining and gives a flat battery animation but it immediately boots on connecting a charger, no waiting for charge, and then shows the 10-20% of power it had before turning off

    Like I said junk

    Wonder if any of the people who made my devices committed suicide in china?

    that is something that really bothers me

    Apart from the devices not working properly of course!

  • the0pticnerve Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)

    Try using a CDR, not a CDRW.