ISO 9660 and Joliet are for data discs. Not all car audio players of
that era can read them. Unless you're sure that "old 2002 car cd player"
supports MP3 discs, you're better off with CD-DA (audio CD).
Neill Massello wrote on Thu, 4 Apr 2019 01:32:14 -0600
Thank you as I just want to know what settings to use to burn about 30 MP3
songs so that they play in any old cd player.
Bad for me that "CD-DA" isn't one of the options.
It must be called something else.
I ruined a ISO9660 + Juliet coaster already as it did not play in the car
cd player. I only have 4 CD-R 700 MB blanks left so I'm trying not to make
them a complete set of coasters.
Here's what I am doing.
1) I put a blank cd (650MB) into the computer drive
2) I bring up ImgBurn which finds my computer's DVD +/- RW drive
3) At "What would you like to do?" I use "Write files/folders to disc"
4) I put the 30 MP3 files into the ImgBurn "Source" window
Now I have to make the choice.
In "Options" are only these choices (default listed first).
Data Type: MODE1/2048 or MODE2/FORM1/2532
File System: ISO9660+Joliet or ISO9660 or ISO9660+Joliet+UDF or ISO9660+UDF
Which is the option for "CD-DA"?
An audio CD is essentially a digital audio stream recorded onto a disc.
It does not contain actual files. I suggest going to IMGBurn's site for
Terry Coombs wrote on Wed, 3 Apr 2019 21:23:42 -0500
Thanks but I only need to know what settings to use with ImgBurn.
I've been using ImgBurn for many years on data dvds.
I don't want to learn another gui and make coasters all over again.
I just want to know the imgburn settings to burn an audio cd from MP3 files
that will play in any cd player.
These are all missing steps but I got it done thanks to your link and these
The few steps that are missing in those links are mostly about the need for
editing the cue file afterwards. Otherwise the cde label is the first song
where it assumes all songs are by the same performer I guess.
You edit the first two lines of the cue file manually in Notepad.
ImgBurn will automatically load the cue file but if you edit it like I did
I'm not sure if it loads the new cue file or keeps the old cue file.
So I exited ImgBurn before I edited the cue file with Notepad.
Since you exit ImgBurn to edit the cue file when you go back into ImgBurn
you hit a different set of buttons to burn the cue image file to disc.
But it works the same as the steps shown in your links if you do not edit
the cue file but you will have the first song as the title of your disc
I went up to over 79 minutes but under 80 where the cue window adds up the
time for you so there is no need for a calculator.
Some of the links above were fuzzy on how to get the tags to be taken as
the cd text where they skipped the step that you have to do it for all
files but you can't select all files. You have to select the session or the
To answer my original question the format says it is (AUDIO/2352).
On Thu, 4 Apr 2019 14:59:06 -0500, Isidore Goresky
Happy to hear it worked out. It's been almost a decade since
I've burned any audio CDs.
USB MP3 players RuLeZ today. With the advantage you can change
the files in your file manager if you get bored with the selection.
Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
Thank you for your help.
It never occured to me that the older ImgBurn didn't do this.
And then it never occurred to me to create the "cue" file.
And it wasn't obvious that you then "write image file to disc".
Where the "image" is the text cue file.
The first cue file gave the disc the name of the first song.
On the second cue file, I edited the first two lines of text.
It's easy to burn about 20 of the 3 to 4 minute MP3 files to a CD disc.
If you know how.
I assume you want to burn the MP3s as data files, not as an audio CD.
Audio CDs have a time limit of about 80 minutes, so 30 songs aren't
likely to fit.
Are you sure his car player will play MP3s? Back then many of them
would only play audio CDs. My 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis will only play
audio CDs. It will not play a data disc full of MP3s. Since you mention
in your later post that your first attempt didn't work, I suspect his
player is like mine and will NOT play MP3s.
As I recall, ISO9660 only supports old DOS-style 8+3 file names. It
will truncate any long names to fit that, but it will keep the
extension (.mp3). Joliet supports long names. Some players may not
support long names, but most modern ones will. Pretty much all data
disk readers will read ISP9660 disks. Most will read Joliet format. UDF
is, I think, used mostly for video.
If you can trim your playlist down to, say, 78 minutes or so, you might
be best off burning an audio disk of it. His car player is almost
certain to play that.
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