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What format?

The only thing that seems to work in my (2) CD auto stereos, home portable, and computer is, format .wmpcd.
I have tried formating to audio CD vs. data CD. Seems to make no difference.
So what does this mean, re-format a zillion CDs or replace the car stereo's and home portable with?
Both mean a substancial investment( for me) in time and $................

I really am confused now. I have tried these different formats:
.WAV= works in computer only.
.MP3= works in computer only.
.UDF= works in computer only.
.AAC= works in computer only.
.MP3= Does not work in either of two auto stereos or home portable.
.UDF= Does not work in either of two auto stereos or home portable.
.WAV= Does not work in either of two auto stereos or home portable.
.AAC = Does not work in either of two auto stereos or home portable.

WMPCD, -IS NOT- listed as a choice to change format to!
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As far as I know, WMPCD is not an audio format.
It is a protocol http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(v=vs.85).aspx


If the car stereo and the home portable, whatever this might be, are CD players only, the only thing you can do is burn a true audio CD from the music you have on your PC.
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As far as I know, WMPCD is not an audio format.
It is a protocol http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...(v=vs.85).aspx


If the car stereo and the home portable, whatever this might be, are CD players only, the only thing you can do is burn a true audio CD from the music you have on your PC.
Evidently you did not read/understand my problem. I DID format to AUDIO CD also.
Nothing changed in the use of the Auto AM/FM/CD units one a Kenwood and one a Clarion.
The only thing that plays on a CD is WMPCD format.
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A lot of older or less expensive CD players, both auto and home units will not play burned discs, as I recall.
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What software are you using to create audio cds? I remember some of my older players would not play the cd's I created, but that was a long time ago and most of my current players support a variety of formats. You might want to check the manuals for your players to make sure what formats is/are supported.

ps I think my older players had problems with cd-r discs.....

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What software are you using to create audio cds? I remember some of my older players would not play the cd's I created, but that was a long time ago and most of my current players support a variety of formats. You might want to check the manuals for your players to make sure what formats is/are supported.

ps I think my older players had problems with cd-r discs.....
You might want to interpret the below, and place your opinion to Mr. Vieira.
But thank you for a reply. wmn1
"To be sure, are you creating audio CDs rather than data CDs or anything?"
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PS... the software is the latest from both ION and NCH, It is only the OLDER software(5-6yrs) ? that plays!
My computers are not new but ARE up to date, both Dell Win xp pro and Compaq Win 7.
I do not contend that your or the forums, information may very well not be correct, yet it still does not solve my problem... What must I do?
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So that's ION as in a usb turntable and using this to burn? http://www.nch.com.au/burn/index.html Are you burning onto CD-Rs? What specific players are you using?

Hard to know what options are until all the details are provided....we don't necessarily know what exactly you're doing or with what without details. Its been many years since I've had any issues at all playing my burned CD-Rs (the created cds indicate "audio cd" for file type and properties indicate format of .cda; using iTunes as a burner on my Windows 7 pc) and playing them on a variety of players but most of the players are relatively new...

Maybe someone can short cut it for you, am just trying to help out here...
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So that's ION as in a usb turntable and using this to burn? http://www.nch.com.au/burn/index.html Are you burning onto CD-Rs? What specific players are you using?

Hard to know what options are until all the details are provided....we don't necessarily know what exactly you're doing or with what without details. Its been many years since I've had any issues at all playing my burned CD-Rs (the created cds indicate "audio cd" for file type and properties indicate format of .cda; using iTunes as a burner on my Windows 7 pc) and playing them on a variety of players but most of the players are relatively new...

Maybe someone can short cut it for you, am just trying to help out here...
Thank you very much, Love in the HD. Unbeknownst to you, you did assist in a positive result. I just changed my output format to .CDA.
Lo and behold the simple stereo in the house AND the computers read and play the music.
I'm going to leave it at that. I personally do not have a radio on while I drive. My wife can not get in her car without music as a distraction.
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