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Old 06-17-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I'm running Windows Vista SP2. I'm trying to burn about 50 mp3 files to a disc to make an MP3 CD. I know my car stereo plays MP3 CD's as I have played others before. Note - I'm not interested in making a standard audio CD, I want to burn all 50 songs to the single disc. Whenever I do this in Vista using Media Player or Roxio, I select the Data Disc option and it burns the MP3's to the disc (I can see them in Windows Explorer and play them on the computer). But when I insert the CD into my car stereo it says "No Music". I did a Google search and it sounds like this is a common problem in Vista. Are there any solutions?
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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The mp3 CD's that do play in your car stereo, what type are they?

Many car stereo's don't like CD-RW disks.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Many car stereo's don't like CD-RW disks.
Definitely possible. I also wonder if car stereos have any limitations on bit rate of the mp3 file or don't like vbr mp3's.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Definitely possible. I also wonder if car stereos have any limitations on bit rate of the mp3 file or don't like vbr mp3's.
Shouldn't be a problem. Most car stereos that play MP3s play all the bit rates.

For the OP - does the burned disc play in your computer?

Are you sure you used CD media, not DVD media?
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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The mp3 CD's that do play in your car stereo, what type are they?

Many car stereo's don't like CD-RW disks.
Agree with this. It is a car radio issue not a Vista issue. Vista burns CD's just fine.
Some car radios don't like CD-R or CD+R or whatever. Check your documentation for your radio and see what type of disc they recommend.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I'm running Windows Vista SP2. I'm trying to burn about 50 mp3 files to a disc to make an MP3 CD. I know my car stereo plays MP3 CD's as I have played others before. Note - I'm not interested in making a standard audio CD, I want to burn all 50 songs to the single disc. Whenever I do this in Vista using Media Player or Roxio, I select the Data Disc option and it burns the MP3's to the disc (I can see them in Windows Explorer and play them on the computer). But when I insert the CD into my car stereo it says "No Music". I did a Google search and it sounds like this is a common problem in Vista. Are there any solutions?
When you burned the disc did you choose the option to finish it? I can't remember the exact place/name of the option but there is somewhere that you have to choose to finalize the CD so that it may be read by devices other than Windows PCs.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You don't need to do that with Windows Media Center which is what I assume she/he used...
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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You don't need to do that with Windows Media Center which is what I assume she/he used...
Why would that be assumed? OP specifically mentioned Roxio and I know older options had an option for "
Finalize CD" something or other.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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He/She has tried both.

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Whenever I do this in Vista using Media Player or Roxio,
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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He/She has tried both.
Media Player is different from Media Center.
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