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Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby aging eejit » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:30 pm

Made some compilation discs (using a couple of different brand CD-R) to use in the car but the system just comes up with "Check CD" message. The discs themselves play fine on other units in the house as well as my Forester. Do I need to do anything else with the disc to let it play on the Bose or might it be a duff unit? Anyone with any experience of this? It's in a 2011 MK3.5.

Appreciate any help, though technical replies should be restricted to words of one syllable...my computer skills are best described as "limited" :)

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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby drumtochty » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:48 pm

Alex

The physical CD player in the unit will have cost circa £5 to Bose so you can guess the quality level of the actual spining mechanism.

If the laser focus is just a touch off it will not play CDR's.

The CDR could have been packet written and need finalised but if it plays on another non PC, CD player that is not the case.

So looks like the player is just slightly out of focus.

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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby Richardn » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:54 pm

What format is the music in, it has to be MP3
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby rayf » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:31 pm

Did you apply labels to the disc? I have in the past found this to be a problem when playing burnt discs.
Worth a try without a label.
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby aging eejit » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:56 pm

Thanks for the replies peoples, it reinforces my opinion that I am clearly wanting in all things "computermabob."

Can I try to translate into layspeak.

Eddie...the unit needs specs and so it's not worth bothering about
Richard...converting to MP3 format may nescessitate additional software that my Windows Vista doesn't have
Ray...I wouldn't know how to attach a label.

Just remembered that my MP4 doesn't play well on the head unit (not that I bother too much with it anyway). I presume this is because it's not in the correct format either?

Serves me right trying to be smart...I think I'll just go and get me tapes down out of the loft :)


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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby drumtochty » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:07 am

Alex

Try a proper CD in it but yes it sounds it's just a bit off.
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby liathach » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:08 am

That'll be an 8-track tape I presume?!
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby Richardn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:56 am

drumtochty wrote:Alex

Try a proper CD in it but yes it sounds it's just a bit off.



Not off at all

Most CD will burn audio as a wav file, this will not play in the Bose unit, but MP3 will play in all but the early units (see your handbook)

You need a conversion programme like http://www.nch.com.au/rip/index.html?gc ... tAod9RIA-A

or do a google search on free audio to MP3
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby Dot and Chas » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:47 am

Format Factory is also another good conversion tool (download from Cnet)

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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby alf » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:25 pm

All these helpful tips have me reaching for the Morgan Spice and Coke,and its only gone midday :? :)
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby WSBen » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:23 pm

Well, I have the same problem but not with music copied/burned onto CDs. I bought 2 music CDs from HMV in Inverness and they play perfectly at home, but simply refuse to play in any of the CD players in my cars. When I took them back to HMV I was informed that some CDs are now electronically protected and will not play on car systems. In this instance I not overly concerned as the CDs where Take That and some other performer I detest.
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby Dot and Chas » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:41 pm

In that case Bill, could you not copy them to your PC then re-burn them on another disk?

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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby Richardn » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:24 pm

Your car has an Ipod connection Bill?

There's the answer and no CD's to throw out of the window!
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby Dot and Chas » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:32 pm

Audiolink from mx5 parts is the answer, takes Ipods, 3.5mm jack plug and memory stick - brilliant!!


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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby WSBen » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:50 am

Hi Richard, you are correct :) I just bought an iPod and transferred all of my music to it, it beats carrying CDs :D
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby Dot and Chas » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:29 am

liathach wrote:That'll be an 8-track tape I presume?!

Ahh! 8-Track, happy days, memories of heading up north in my Dad's Morris 2200, Slade/Shadows/Glen Campbell/Sydney Devine playing away!! :lol:

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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby aging eejit » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:02 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I'll give the downloads a go, though like I said, IT is not my strongpoint. Longterm I probably would like to change the unit to one with a SD reader, had one in my last 5 and it was excellent. However, the prospect of a free download against the cost of a replacement head unit, and possible trim, is a no-brainer, particularly as the new year brings with it car insurance (x2) road tax, and a service for the Forester (including the cambelt !!!). Beans on toast till end of February methinks.

As to the flippant comment from the elderly northern resident about my tapes being 8-track, I can only imagine he remains upset from when I innocently enquired whether he had lowered his suspension :) How he could percieve this as a personal insult is beyond me.

...and Colin...any excuse for a Morgans. ps. How's things progressing with the Asda Incident, drop us a note.

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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby aging eejit » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:02 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I'll give the downloads a go, though like I said, IT is not my strongpoint. Longterm I probably would like to change the unit to one with a SD reader, had one in my last 5 and it was excellent. However, the prospect of a free download against the cost of a replacement head unit, and possible trim, is a no-brainer, particularly as the new year brings with it car insurance (x2) road tax, and a service for the Forester (including the cambelt !!!). Beans on toast till end of February methinks.

As to the flippant comment from the elderly northern resident about my tapes being 8-track, I can only imagine he remains upset from when I innocently enquired whether he had lowered his suspension :) How he could percieve this as a personal insult is beyond me.

...and Colin...any excuse for a Morgans. ps. How's things progressing with the Asda Incident, drop us a note.

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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby alf » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:21 pm

Hi Alex, The car has been covered up in the drive since 27 nov. My fears about the insurance wanting to write it off were founded,Have got a responsible quote from Dave around the corner to fix both front wings and buff up the rest.All depends if there is any probs with the track rods and steering, before i decide what to do.Anyway i will have to wait till January`s pension goes into the bank :(
PS Thats got me reaching for the Morgans :)
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Re: Bose doesn't recognise burned disc

Postby aging eejit » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:22 pm

Thanks Richard, the conversion programme worked a treat, even for an IT idiot like myself.

Colin...hope all goes well and you've got your motor up and running soon.

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