CD Compatibility

Kamiel wrote on 4/2/2009, 6:36 PM
I've read some of the topics on this forum, and I've gotten a bit of a clearer picture, but I still need to ask this (and I hope I'm not too redundant):

I'm loading my songs onto Architect as wav files, and they are obviously burning in RedBook standard in Architect. I'm burning them using an HP Lightscribe burner with Memorex Lightscribe discs using 16x speed. The discs won't play in some car stereos. Is it something I'm doing, or is the ability to burn a disc that will play anywhere only in the hands of professional master houses?


Steven Myers wrote on 4/3/2009, 7:36 AM
Some old players don't like CDRs. It has been many years since I have encountered this problem (but that doesn't mean those old players aren't still out there!).
I know nothing about your burner or your chosen media. I'd probably start by finding out whether the uncooperative players have ever been able to play any CDRs. If yes, I'd try other brands of blanks.
If no, I'd move on like those players don't exist.
Chienworks wrote on 4/3/2009, 12:02 PM
Try a slower burn speed too. I get much greater compatibility when i burn at 10x instead of 16x, regardless of media.
Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/5/2009, 1:27 AM
Burn at no more than 12x, ( I find 8x best), forget abount the Lightscribe (you'll prematurely wear out your burner), and use only cyanine pthalocyanine discs.