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Anybody know if I can put my CD-R mix "tapes" into a Prius CD player? Most cars don't handle CD-R yet, I don't think.

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Anybody know if I can put my CD-R mix "tapes" into a Prius CD player? Most cars don't handle CD-R yet, I don't think.

... Mike
CD-R worked OK for me.
Didn't try a CD-R/W tho...
 

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CDRs in 1CD deck

As I recall from previous posts about
CDRs, the vast majority of audio CDRs
should play just fine on the Toyota
CD player. (A certain color CDR, I
recall, doesn't do so well...)

CDRWs are a little more tricky, IIRC.

The Toyota 1CD player and 6CD changer
cannot play recorded MP3 CDs, though.
If you want MP3 capability, see
Harry's Jensen unit (google for
"Prius MP3"), or you'll have to do
a portable unit (Rio, iPod, etc.)
connected either via a FM transmiter,
a cassette adaptor, or get the audio-in
multimedia kit from CoastalETech.com .
 

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All of the CDs in my car are duplicates of CDs I own. I only have one burnt CD from the early Napster free-for-all days of some eclectic stuff. Did you know that there are numerous versions of Wichita Lineman. Can you believe that REM did a version, that I can't find anywhere on any of their regular CDs.

Ok, that is way off topic, however burnt CDs should not be an issue, so long as the CD is fully finalized and the session is closed. So, you get one shot to make your mix CD.

I strongly suggest using very high quality blank CDs. I have been using some rather inexpensive CDs that I purchased a couple of years ago, and frankly their burn performance is disappointing. I have lost about 10% of them to failed burn or some other burning issue. Some of the more expensive CDs I have purchased I have had no loss out of the burner.

Burning your own CDs also gives you the chance to have CDText put on the CD, so that track information will show up on the MFD.
 

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All of the CDs in my car are duplicates of CDs I own. I only have one burnt CD from the early Napster free-for-all days of some eclectic stuff. Did you know that there are numerous versions of Wichita Lineman. Can you believe that REM did a version, that I can't find anywhere on any of their regular CDs.

Ok, that is way off topic, however burnt CDs should not be an issue, so long as the CD is fully finalized and the session is closed. So, you get one shot to make your mix CD.

I strongly suggest using very high quality blank CDs. I have been using some rather inexpensive CDs that I purchased a couple of years ago, and frankly their burn performance is disappointing. I have lost about 10% of them to failed burn or some other burning issue. Some of the more expensive CDs I have purchased I have had no loss out of the burner.

Burning your own CDs also gives you the chance to have CDText put on the CD, so that track information will show up on the MFD.
Yeah, I use SONY® blank discs...And, I burned one last night, using the MicroSquish Media device, and the titles did not go on. Why would that be?
 

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I make custom (compilation) CD recordings on my computer in the MP3 format on CD-R blanks. They play just fine in the Prius 6 CD changer.
 

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Some CD burning software does not support CDText. But burning software titles that do support CDText do not usually come with that feature on by default. So, in this case it could be either lack of support for CDText or the CDText feature is not on and therefore the CD was burnt without CDText data.
 

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I make custom (compilation) CD recordings on my computer in the MP3 format on CD-R blanks. They play just fine in the Prius 6 CD changer.
mp3 works on your 6 disc? It won't on mine. I tried one out, and nothing. One disc I burned, with CD TEXT, worked. Then one I did last night, in MS Player, did not burn the CD TEXT onto it. How weird.

Are you sure you are burning mp3's onto the disc, and not audio tracks? Audio tracks take up much more space on the burned disc then mp3s...
 

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Some CD burning software does not support CDText. But burning software titles that do support CDText do not usually come with that feature on by default. So, in this case it could be either lack of support for CDText or the CDText feature is not on and therefore the CD was burnt without CDText data.
I think that may be my case. I burned one with NERO, and the CD TEXT showed up. I burned one with MS Media, and no CD TEXT.
 

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CD burning

Are you sure you are burning mp3's onto the disc, and not audio tracks? Audio tracks take up much more space on the burned disc then mp3s...
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I use the REALTIME software. (A free download). It says MP3 format on the disk BURN info setting. (96 bps). MP3 seems to be the default setting with AUDIO selectable. I get about 1:15 total time per CD-R disk. I'm fairly new at burning CDs and am far from an expert on the subject. I've actually never paid any attention to the format before. I just followed the instructions and it worked... For a pleasant change. The results are very crisp and sound great.
I'm mostly making copies of commercial music CDs. The copies also play well in either one of my computer CD players using any of several audio software programs I have.
 

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Are you sure you are burning mp3's onto the disc, and not audio tracks? Audio tracks take up much more space on the burned disc then mp3s...
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I use the REALTIME software. (A free download). It says MP3 format on the disk BURN info setting. (96 bps). MP3 seems to be the default setting with AUDIO selectable. I get about 1:15 total time per CD-R disk. I'm fairly new at burning CDs and am far from an expert on the subject. I've actually never paid any attention to the format before. I just followed the instructions and it worked... For a pleasant change. The results are very crisp and sound great.
I'm mostly making copies of commercial music CDs. The copies also play well in either one of my computer CD players using any of several audio software programs I have.
Huh...well, it sounds like you may be making just audio tracks. If you look at the disc, and you hold it up to the light, the burned in area, if it's just audio tracks, will almost fill the whole disc, if you put about 1:15 onto the disc.

If it's mp3 files, it will not have as much of a burned in space, for that amount of time.

So, I would say, look at the discs...but if you are able to use mp3 burned discs on this CD changer, that would be great. Then I have to figure out how to do that. :lol:
 

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Re: CD burning

JDavies said:
Are you sure you are burning mp3's onto the disc, and not audio tracks? Audio tracks take up much more space on the burned disc then mp3s...
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I use the REALTIME software. (A free download). It says MP3 format on the disk BURN info setting. (96 bps). MP3 seems to be the default setting with AUDIO selectable. I get about 1:15 total time per CD-R disk. I'm fairly new at burning CDs and am far from an expert on the subject. I've actually never paid any attention to the format before. I just followed the instructions and it worked... For a pleasant change. The results are very crisp and sound great.
I'm mostly making copies of commercial music CDs. The copies also play well in either one of my computer CD players using any of several audio software programs I have.
Most applications default to audio tracks, even if it's MP3 files. Please check the file name, is it *.mp3?
 

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CD Burning

Most applications default to audio tracks, even if it's MP3 files. Please check the file name, is it *.mp3?
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I got one of my recently burned CD's out of the car and checked it with the computer. It says, (all 23 files) mp3.
 

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Most applications default to audio tracks, even if it's MP3 files. Please check the file name, is it *.mp3?
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I got one of my recently burned CD's out of the car and checked it with the computer. It says, (all 23 files) mp3.
This really has me puzzled. See, I want you to be correct on this, since burning mp3 would mean I could fit a lot more music onto a disc...

I'll try another one this afternoon. Maybe the first one I tried was scratched, and just did not want to work.
 

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Even if the track label says .mp3, doesn't mean it is. You can label a track anything you wanted to, and it still could be an audio track.

If you put the CD in a PC and viewed its contents, it will tell you if it's an audio CD or a data CD, especially on Win98. True MP3's would be treated as a data CD. You can also right click on the file, and it should tell you its type.

With WinXP, it has an annoying habit of hiding registered file extensions unless you configure it to show registered extensions.
So a file mysong.mp3.wav will show as mysong.mp3, having you think it is an MP3. That's how viruses hide themselves. They'll label themselves Iamsafe.txt.exe or something like that, potentially hiding the extension that exposes it as an executable.
 
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