How can you tell if cds are the right ones for music to play on an audio system.i bought some imation ones (CD-R)and some Packard Bell CD_RW from Comet and they said these would do the job The imation ones showed a list of their uses.there was a tick against audio and a tiny, tiny astisk which lead to small print saying that normally digital audio only recorders requireCD-R DA media.I feel like somebody's trying to trick me with the small print routine. Also when i followed some of the forum links th cheap cd-r people seem to be using them for music but i can't see any indication from the manufacturers. cheers.
There are indeed two types of CDR. CDR and CDR DA.
CDR DA must be used if you are using a standalone CD Recorder attached to your HI FI unit.
CDR can be used to record music CDs using a PC with a CD Writer fitted. Any sort will do BUT I tend to use TDK, Sony,Lodak or any branded make. However its really up to you to find the one you think is best. Normally its a bit better to pay a bit more and get quality disks, but for the car CD playerI use the cheapest I can find. (You can also use CDR DA in a PC).
Silence when you play the disk back, does it show tracks, and have you finalised the disk, the disk MUST be closed for it to work in a CD Player.
Are you recording them in the correct format....if you just copy them to the CD they won't play in a CD player..if you have something like Nero...chose the option to Make An Audio CD...that puts them into the correct format(i believe CD-DA).Windows Media Player can also burn them for you correctly
I think I must have accidentally burned the disc as data because when i retried and used "record audio" the cd works on all my players. I can't however record music on a cd rw.Is this the case for cd -rw disks? thanks very much everybody