A long time ago in the dark ages (1970s) I played clarinet in a jazz band in the local pubs and clubs.
All the sessions were recorded on to the old portable mono cassette recorder.
I am now trying to put these recordings on to CD but having burned them successfully they don't play on my standalone CD player. They will play on four other people's standalone CD player and they will play on my standalone DVD player and my car CD player. They will also play on my PCs DVD player but not the CD player.
I have also converted them to MP3 and they play OK in my MP3 player.
Not all CD players are CD-R/CD-RW compatible. My personal one is but my micro system isn't. Why not check the instruction manual which came with your CD player? It should say on there whether it is or not.
most audio CD players, except those made within the last couple of years, (and even then not all of them), will not play CDRW discs. (Some will not even play CDR discs, as mentioned by andybear).
This is because the technology that enables the "re-writeability" of the discs means that they are much less reflective, and the laser beam doesn't reflect back off the surface brightly enouhg to be accurately read.
CD and DVD drives made for PCs have better reading heads so this isn't a problem.
It might be possible to rectify the situation if you can somehow clean the laser in the CD player. I believe that there is some kit available that can do this.
DieSse, yep understand that. I tried burning 3 CDs at different speeds 16, 12 and 8. All the same, yet they all play on other people's players, just not mine. They do play on my portable CD walkman type player which I can play through my Hi-Fi so not too much of a problem. Just be nice to know why, though.