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    itunes: Burned CD's Won't Play On Other Devices/Systems
    I have an IMAC purchased on April 28th 2008

    IMAC 20/SD
    Processor/Graphics 065-6833 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory 065-6828 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
    Hard Drive 065-6839 250GB Serial ATA Drive
    Optical Drive 065-6843 SuperDrive 8x DL
    Modem 065-6633 NO MODEM
    Apple Software - iWork 065-7672 No iWork Preinstalled
    Apple Software - Final Cut Exp 065-7674 No Final Cut Exp Preinstalled
    Apple Software - Aperture 065-7673 No Aperture Preinstalled
    Apple Software - Logic Express 065-7675 No Logic Exp Preinstalled
    Mouse from AOS 065-7551 Apple wireless Mighty Mouse
    MAC OS Language 065-6954 WL KYBRD & MAC OS X KIT
    Country Kit 065-6957 Country Kit

    The OS has been upgraded once.
    Snow Leopard ?

    I signed up to itunes today.
    Purchased 16 singles.

    Placed them in a separate folder & burned to a TDK CDR-80 700MB.
    They play back fine on the mac, but won't play on any of the following.

    Panasonic DMR-ES20 DVD Recorder
    Sony DVP-CX995V 400 Disc DVD Player
    Panasonic DVD-S68 DVD/CD Player *Less Than 6 month old*
    My car cd player


    I tried a fresh cd & only burned 4 songs on it, but the results were the same.

    Hopefully there's a simple explanation

    Thanks in advance

    Steve

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    Did you burn them as MP3s or audio files? I suppose if they all fit on one 700 MB CD they were burned as MP3s. Does your Sony, Panasonics, and Car stereo play MP3s?

    Unless those devices mentioned will play MP3s, your burned 700 MB CD will only play on your Mac.

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    Thanks for the reply.

    "Did you burn them as MP3s or audio files?

    When I click on 'Get Info' it says MPEG-4 audio. This is also shown in the songs title . 01 Steal My Sunshine (Single Version).m4a
    All 16 songs are the same.

    So I guess I burned them as MP4s ?



    "Does your Sony, Panasonics, and Car stereo play MP3s?
    I'm almost certain they all have in the past.

    The newest of these units is the Panasonic S68, which is less than 6 months old.
    From the Panasonic web page.

    Play Almost Anything

    Incredibly versatile and multi-format-friendly, this DVD player can play back just about any DVD or CD you can throw at it.
    Specifically, it can play back the following disc formats: DVD-Video, DVD-RW1, DVD-R (including dual layer)1, DVD+R (including dual layer)1, DVD+RW1, CD, CD-R/RW1, WMA, MP32, JPEG, MPEG43

    The Sony is from 2009
    Compatible with SACD, DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R, MP3, JPEG, CD-RW/-R, VCD and SVCD formats


    Hope this gives enough info for a solution.


    Thanks again


    Steve

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    You're burning those songs in a compressed format which it appears your devices will not play. Do this: Burn one song as audio (it will take up much more space on a CD) and then see if it will play.

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    Many mp4 files have a different sample rate than CD players expect. Typically CSs are burned with the sample rate set to 44.1, 16 bit and 2 channels (stereo). You can convert the mp4s to this kind of file with a program like Audacity. iTunes will also do this but the procedure varies a bit depending on the version you have.

    Here's what I'd suggest as a test. Download Burn and follow the procedure for creating an audio CD. Make sure to burn to CD and not DVD since some players cannot handle audio DVDs. See if that helps.
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    Here's what I'd suggest as a test. Download Burn and follow the procedure for creating an audio CD. Make sure to burn to CD and not DVD since some players cannot handle audio DVDs. See if that helps.
    Good idea and Burn is free. However, won't iTunes also burn an MP4 as Audio? It seems to me that I've done that before with iTunes but it's been some time ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    However, won't iTunes also burn an MP4 as Audio? It seems to me that I've done that before with iTunes but it's been some time ago.
    I have not done it in a while so I had to look it up Burn Audio CD in iTunes 11
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I won't have time to try them until tomorrow morning.

    Will update then.

    Steve

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    Sweet Success!

    Turns out I already had 'Burn' installed.
    Just burned a cd & it plays in all of my devices.

    Thank you both.

    Have a great weekend

    Steve

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    Great news. That must mean there was something off about how the disc was burned. iTunes usually takes care of that. Maybe there's a setting that's off just a bit.
    "Got Time to breathe. You got time for music." Denver Pyle as Briscoe Darling

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    In iTunes, you can choose to burn either a "data" CD or an "audio" CD. The problem was that you were burning a "data" CD.

    Because I'm running iTunes 12 as part of the Yosemite public beta, my window (seen below) will look a little different to yours, but it works the same way in iTunes 11:

    1. Create a playlist of songs with a total time of under 78 minutes.

    2. Right-click the playlist title and choose "burn playlist to disc"

    3. You will then see the following submenu that offers the format you want to use (AudioCD for nearly universal compatibility):

    itunes12-burn-audio-cd.png

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