11 Replies Latest reply: Apr 20, 2007 9:15 AM by Lance L.
Ineedhelp454 Level 1 (0 points)
I am simply trying to make a disc I can play in my CD player. I am using a CD-R and then click "burn disc" after my songs are selected. The disc is made after a few minutes, but it will not play in any CD-player. These are the Mpeg-4 files that all itunes songs are stored as.
When I burn a CD-R on the same computer using Windows software and selecting Mp3's, they play just fine in my CD player. What is the deal? If the songs are not able to be burned to a disc that is playable, then iTunes is a complete waste of money!!!

HP, Windows XP
  • The Mimico Kid Level 6 (10,325 points)
    Can you confirm whether or not you have selected Audio CD in the iTunes Edit menu > Preferences > Advanced tab > Burning sub-tab.
  • Ineedhelp454 Level 1 (0 points)
    Can you confirm whether or not you have selected
    Audio CD in the iTunes Edit menu >
    Preferences > Advanced tab >
    Burning sub-tab.


    Yes, I have Audio CD selected in that tab.
  • The Mimico Kid Level 6 (10,325 points)
    Okay then. So you have an Audio CD burned on a CD-R - not a CD-RW - that doesn't play on your CD player.

    Does the disc play on your computer, with either iTunes or Windows Media Player?

    And can you look at the disc with Windows Explorer and tell us what sort of files are shown as being there.
  • Ineedhelp454 Level 1 (0 points)
    The disc will play in both Windows media player and iTunes but with horrible quality. The music constantly stutters and skips. When you open the disc with Windows Explorer, it shows the file types as simply "CD Audio Track." It has the Windows Media Player Icon next to it and not the MPEG4 icon.
  • Ineedhelp454 Level 1 (0 points)
    Any other ideas?
  • Ineedhelp454 Level 1 (0 points)
    has no one other han me had this problem? If not, what did you do?
  • malhez Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem, After upgrading I burned an Audio CD, it didn't play. The second one I burned has problems playing, like skipping audio parts and stuff.
  • .ag. Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having this same issue as well... When I burn a CD (Audio) from iTunes in Windows (Boot Camp) It will play in all of my CD players. When I burn from iTunes in OS X, it will not play in my car, and when I play from a bookshelf stereo system the audio is horrible... static and skipping. I am using the same media in both instances. Not sure if this problem has started since the latest iTunes update (7.1.1).

    Please help.
  • R Mackey Level 1 (0 points)
    Can you confirm whether or not you have selected
    Audio CD in the iTunes Edit menu >
    Preferences > Advanced tab >
    Burning sub-tab.


    Yes, I have Audio CD selected in that tab.


    I have the same problem with ITunes 7.1.1, which was not the case with the earlier versions. No problem burning music to a CD-R disc and playing it back on my MiniMac but the burned disc will not play on my sterio system. Did you find an answer yet?
  • R Mackey Level 1 (0 points)
    Can you confirm whether or not you have selected
    Audio CD in the iTunes Edit menu >
    Preferences > Advanced tab >
    Burning sub-tab.


    Yes, I have Audio CD selected in that tab.


    I have the same problem with ITunes 7.1.1, which was
    not the case with the earlier versions. No problem
    burning music to a CD-R disc and playing it back on
    my MiniMac but the burned disc will not play on my
    sterio system. Did you find an answer yet?


    the settings are ok and the music burns to the disc and plays on my mini but not on my sterio CD player
  • Lance L. Level 2 (400 points)
    Unfortunately, this may be due to the brand of CD-R you're using. While they're all supposed to be universally compatible, some of them aren't (and some CD players are ultra-picky about playing burned CDs). I would try two different things: Try playing the CDs in as many different CD players as possible, and try getting a different brand of CD-R to play in your stereo.