CowboySlim wrote:Hey, I just got here myself, so I don't really know what's going on.
But it seems to me Dave may be trying to burn *.mp3 files to a CD-R to be used in a car stereo, boombox or other player that supports mp3.
Unfortunately, you aren't the only one who doesn't know what is going on. Songsdream (Dave) didn't give enough information to allow anyone to know what is going on. For example, as you point out, it isn't even clear whether he is burning mp3 files to a data disc or making a CD audio disc. One of my earlier questions addressed just this issue, but songsdream hasn't yet replied. Until he does, there probably isn't much point in offering additional help. We are shooting blind, and don't even know if he is still interested. If he is still having problems and takes the initiative to help us help him, then we can try to address his problems.
CowboySlim wrote:OTH, I've made what appear to be perfectly good CD-As they play OK on the PC, but then can't be read on my boombox or Jeep stereo.
That is not an unheard of phenomenon. Audio CD players, particularly older ones, often have a hard time reading CD-R or CD-RW media since many weren't specifically designed to be able to. PC drives, though, are designed with CD-R and CD-RW media in mind.