Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

CD-Rs & CD-RWs

Discussion in 'Exploring Computers!!' started by jimbo74, October 1, 2002.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^
  1. jimbo74

    jimbo74 Elite Exploder

    Joined:
    December 27, 2000
    Messages:
    18,450
    Media:
    9
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    58
    City, State:
    Nor*Cal
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2001, F150, XLT 4x4
    I'm having problems with burning/ripping my own cds now adays.... I am using Memorex blanks cdr and cdrw and they sometimes arent playing in my cd player devices... My sister who knows about computers, says the Memorex ones just suck..... What brands of disk are good? is it better to get CD-R or CD-RW? I am not too worried about them being reusable, but I do want to use them in CD players.... I know that some ripped cds will not play in some players by design... Also, all my ripped cds are in audio format.....
     
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.


  3. Alec

    Alec Elite Moderator Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    April 25, 2000
    Messages:
    15,997
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Houston, Texas
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2008 JK
    the only ones that consistently work for me are Verbatim.
     
  4. ChuckyD

    ChuckyD Moderator Emeritus<br>Elite Explorer<br>ECX Member Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    April 27, 2001
    Messages:
    3,810
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Oceanside, NY
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    03 4Runner SR5
    SONY ... all the way.. used a bunch and they worked the best for me...
     
  5. Doug

    Doug I'm Awesome! Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    August 30, 2001
    Messages:
    5,723
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    Sykesville, MD
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2006
    I dunno about the rest of you but i rarely ever burn coasters no matter what im using. I generally use memorex cds and i havent had and trouble with them.
     
  6. jjue

    jjue Elite Explorer<br>sXc Member

    Joined:
    April 16, 2000
    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Brandon, MS
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '07 Nissan Titan CC LE
    I use the rebate special! :D

    Seriously, I don't think that I have used a name brand in a couple years, and I don't ever have problems using just noname, Office Depot, and CompUSA spindles. In fact, if the DVD player doesn't give a fit, then it's all good.
     
  7. Crankcase

    Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    September 29, 2001
    Messages:
    9,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    City, State:
    Vancouver B.C, Canada
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1992 XL Ex-Police
    If you are not using the discs for re-writing, then only use CD R's, and not CDRW's. I have used everything from Memorex, No-name, BASF, to Maxell. They are pretty much all the same thing, it depends on the burner.
     
  8. jimbo74

    jimbo74 Elite Exploder

    Joined:
    December 27, 2000
    Messages:
    18,450
    Media:
    9
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    58
    City, State:
    Nor*Cal
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2001, F150, XLT 4x4
    hmmmmm..... it works sometimes... thats the part i dont understand.... but sometimes it plays a song fine.... then 0 minutes later plays it all staticy, then wont locate songs at all... and it does it randomly..... i dont think my cd player is dirty or bad, as it plays store bought cds in the same disc position without a problem..... my burner is a CyberDrv CW078D CD-R/RW
     
  9. Lifted95X

    Lifted95X The Xplorer U Luv to H8

    Joined:
    July 9, 2001
    Messages:
    2,952
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    EASTPOINTE, MI
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    03 4.6 Mounty
    I have found the CD burner has a lot to to with it. I had a yamaha and it sucked, now with my TDK...I haven't had a disc of any brand screw up yet. I agree with crank too...only use CDR's no CDRW's.
     
  10. Black Magic

    Black Magic Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    February 10, 2000
    Messages:
    6,156
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    St. Louis, MO
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    Explorer Street
    I work at Best Buy and what ever is on sale the cheapest is the best disk to use from what we have. Now there are some blanks like no name's w/ no labels. That can not work so good sometimes. but even with those I have had decent luck. I love Sony and Plextor burners.
     
  11. jimbo74

    jimbo74 Elite Exploder

    Joined:
    December 27, 2000
    Messages:
    18,450
    Media:
    9
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    58
    City, State:
    Nor*Cal
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2001, F150, XLT 4x4
    hmmmmm... i think it was the cds... i just got back from safeway and got some tdk cdr discs... i burned myself a cd at 40x speed and it plays flawlessly in my sony stereo....
     
  12. TravisC

    TravisC My bro, JoshC in Iraq

    Joined:
    August 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Hurricane, WV
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '92 Sport
    It depends on what kind of CD you are burning. If you are burning from MP3's to an audio CD then you need to write it no faster than 2x. I never could get a CD to play in my CD player until I started writing them at 2x. Never had a problem since. And brand names don't matter unless you want them to last long or not.
     
  13. Yomie

    Yomie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    November 29, 2000
    Messages:
    2,750
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Biloxi, MS
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    06 Toyota
    i only use the BLACK memorex cdr's. they never gave me a problem. but my CD player in the truck don't like the regular cdr's
     
  14. Magicfan25

    Magicfan25 Active Member

    Joined:
    January 18, 2001
    Messages:
    869
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Central FL and WPB Florida
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    98 Sport SOHC
    The static sound = bad CDs.
    I bought a 50 pack of TDK from Costco and 3 outta 4 did that. Got different CDs and never had that problem again.
    Memorex are the only CDs I've used and never had a problem beit the regular or Black CDs
     
  15. '96explorereddiebauer

    '96explorereddiebauer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    June 11, 2000
    Messages:
    3,757
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Clemmons, NC
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '06 Honda Accord EX-L
    I think a year ago, Office Max offered a rebate on a 200-pack of CD-R's for free after rebate. Well, we got it and the rebate ($45) came back 4 months later.
     
  16. rvitek

    rvitek Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    March 12, 2002
    Messages:
    654
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Wauconda, IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2001 XLT 5.0
    I'm a Verbatim guy as well. Sams Club always has a pack of about 80 700MB disks with the slimcases for about $25. Excellent, excellent deal!

    Ry.
     
  17. jimbo74

    jimbo74 Elite Exploder

    Joined:
    December 27, 2000
    Messages:
    18,450
    Media:
    9
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    58
    City, State:
    Nor*Cal
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2001, F150, XLT 4x4
    sams club..... is that walmart?
     
  18. Crankcase

    Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    September 29, 2001
    Messages:
    9,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    City, State:
    Vancouver B.C, Canada
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1992 XL Ex-Police
    Sams Club is a store like Costco. They are located in the eastern half of the states though.
     
  19. jimbo74

    jimbo74 Elite Exploder

    Joined:
    December 27, 2000
    Messages:
    18,450
    Media:
    9
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    58
    City, State:
    Nor*Cal
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2001, F150, XLT 4x4
    oh oh.... i was asking becuase at walmart, their in house brand is sam's choice.....
     
  20. Crankcase

    Crankcase Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    September 29, 2001
    Messages:
    9,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    46
    City, State:
    Vancouver B.C, Canada
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    1992 XL Ex-Police
    Walmart's founder is ....Sam Walton.
     
  21. jimbo74

    jimbo74 Elite Exploder

    Joined:
    December 27, 2000
    Messages:
    18,450
    Media:
    9
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    58
    City, State:
    Nor*Cal
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2001, F150, XLT 4x4
    i knew that.....
     






We Support Our Troops!