I've tried a million different things, but I'm out of tricks to try.
I've got a Sony 3-disc cd player, that has a big ass MP3 COMPATIBLE sticker on it, but I've yet to get mp3s to work on it. How/what program should I use to burn the cd, and are there any rules or guidelines the stereo looks for? I've tried sony's website, but it's utter crap.
This is important and interesting to me because I recently bought an amplifier and a pair of speakers and later on plan to buy a DVD separate that can play MP3s too.
I heard from a salesman that some units have to be connected to a TV for choosing and playing the MP3 files i.e. you see a menu and/or other method of finding and playing the files on the TV screen when you plug the stereo to the TV (which probably you can use for viewing video CDs too). I must admit this is a shitty way to play your music...
3. If possible, use silver or gold cd-r's... not green ones. Ive seen certain cd players have trouble with the less reflective green disks.
4. Are the burnt CD's ok? Will they read properly on your computer?
Burning mp3 cd's for use like that SHOULDNT be hard. My GF has a dvd player that can play mp3 cd's... and all she does is use her old 10x burner and burns them all to the cd root directory. (no subdirectories, to be safe)
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I've been using Nero the whole time, and I've even tried burning at 2x, and still nothing. I'm beginning to think my Sony stereo is not mp3 compatiable. On the package itself it says "mp3 cd compatible" on their website it says nothing. Maybe they're saying I can read cd-rs on it. If so, they're bastards
Have you checked your manual for any requirements on how your CDs should be recorded? I know my Kenwood MP3-compatible car stereo manual mentions things like using a full format with CDRWs, and the available characters and length of filenames and folders. What model is your player?
You're right, Sony's site is crap.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Auburn9698 on 03/04/03 07:08 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
I think the sticker on the package is lying coz I've checked many sites (including Sony's official site) and none of them mentions anything about MP3 playback. It does allow CD-R/CD-RW playback though.
Was the sticker put on the box by the salesman, retail dealer? Can you go back to the shop where you bought this crap and ask the salesmen to give you a demo of MP3 playback? I think they'll be looking for excuses.
You might also want to make sure that your cd session has been finalized .. for some MP3 players, it's not good enough for the session to be closed .. make sure you finalize your session so no more data can be written to the CD. Hopefully this will allow your music system to read the MP3 files ..