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Old 10-06-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
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Question Do Personally Burned CDs work?

I'm in the process of ordering my 'beca, and when going over the vehicle last night with the salesman, he mentioned that the CD player will only play original purchased CD's and not one's that you burn yourself?

I generally load the CD's I buy into my computer, and then reburn them for the ones that sit in the car ('cause they always get scratched up- I have a toddler).

Is what the salesman said correct? It says "mp3" on the player, so I've assumed that I could load up CD's with mp3 versions and carry 6 full CDs of mp3s with me in the player.

Has anyone experienced any compatibility problems with burned CDs?
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Old 10-06-2006, 03:56 PM   #2
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I play self burned mp3 cd's, but you need good quality cd-r's or you'll have nothing but skipping music. When I tried brand-less cd-r's they didn't work well, when I used good expensive TDK disks they worked fine.
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Old 10-06-2006, 05:43 PM   #3
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What about burning regular CDs, rather than mp3 CD's? Are they as sensitive?
thanks for the incredibly useful tip.
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:52 PM   #4
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What about burning regular CDs, rather than mp3 CD's? Are they as sensitive?
thanks for the incredibly useful tip.
Still shouldn't be a problem, as long as the CD is of a decent quality it'll play. I have one copied kiddie CD here that works just fine. I'm guessing that over time, in a hot summer car it may degrade the CD, but I haven't experienced that yet.
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Old 10-07-2006, 12:23 AM   #5
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I just got around to testing the CD changer today and it was able to play all my cheap burned audio CDs from as old as 5 years ago. I didn't have any MP3 discs to try though.

On a somewhat related note, the rear DVD system will also play burned DVDs, both the single and double layer varieties.

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Old 10-07-2006, 09:16 AM   #6
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All my Burned DVDs and CD-Rs (both CDA and MP3) play fine in our B9
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Old 10-07-2006, 04:13 PM   #7
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Thanks for the positive info and responses.
The internet is the source of all knowledge. (certainly moreso than a car salesman)

Still trying to find one in my color choices (silver or seacrest green)
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:04 AM   #8
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Bass is almost non-existent for regular CDs, burnt or not. When you convert them to MP3, you will suddently find all your missing bass tune in your music. Something funcky with the CD player.
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:37 PM   #9
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Bass is almost non-existent for regular CDs, burnt or not. When you convert them to MP3, you will suddently find all your missing bass tune in your music. Something funcky with the CD player.
I don't find that to be true... Mp3 CDs in the Tribeca sound like crap. The music doesn't sound as full.
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:52 AM   #10
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I don't find that to be true... Mp3 CDs in the Tribeca sound like crap. The music doesn't sound as full.
That all depends on the software used, bit rate you have it set to and your computer performance as well. best bit rate for file size and performance is vbr with a max rate of 320.
you can put albums on the disk in folders or just loose mp3's
try a program called audiograbber..works great for ripping to mp3 and will give you data tags as well.
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:24 PM   #11
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That all depends on the software used
All Subaru's post 99 should play CD-R's no problem! Every Subaru I've had has been flawless in this regard. One thing though, do NOT use any of those CD stomper labels on your discs as they tend to peel off in the player and F-up the whole thing.

Make sure the session is CLOSED on the disc when you burn. If you use Easy CD Creator, burn with the "Disc At Once" feature checked.

My remommendation however is that you simply use the CD burner in Itunes. Simply create a playlist and dump all of the tracks you want to burn into that list. Insert a blank CD-R and click the CD Burn icon and it does all of the rest. I've never had any burning issues through Itunes and the software is free from Apple.
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:27 PM   #12
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I don't find that to be true... Mp3 CDs in the Tribeca sound like crap. The music doesn't sound as full.
I'm gonna call BS on this one. MP3's in general do have a little bit of a lower quality sound than CD, but not much. The average consumer will never hear the difference and the Tribeca does not worsen this in any regard.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:31 PM   #13
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what I was triying to get at was that depending on the software used to rip your cd It will make a differance on how your mp3's sound regardless of the player used to play them.

Itunes is fine if you have an ipod {Puke x2}
ipods have got to be one of the best marketing gimmicks of all time! hell I wont even install quicktime on my pc again.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:57 AM   #14
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I'm gonna call BS on this one. MP3's in general do have a little bit of a lower quality sound than CD, but not much. The average consumer will never hear the difference and the Tribeca does not worsen this in any regard.
I can definitely tell the difference between playing mp3's and WAVs on the Tribeca. Granted none of my mp3s were a 320 bit trate.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:03 AM   #15
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I can definitely tell the difference between playing mp3's and WAVs on the Tribeca. Granted none of my mp3s were a 320 bit trate.

As said many times above, it is about how you converted them. I copied couple of MP3 tracks off a few of my Dual Discs and DVD-Audio discs that was professionally created by the publisher. They sounds better (richer bass)than the CD version of the same disc on Tribeca. Also ripped (using nothing but Windows Media Player 10) a few CDs of mine and played just fine. I did have to use a different PC to rip my CDs as my laptop generates too much static when ripping the tracks off the CDs.

But, overall, I'd rate Tribeca's sound system below average. SOA should really put the McIntosh system (offered in OB VDC) back into Tribeca.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:24 PM   #16
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But, overall, I'd rate Tribeca's sound system below average. SOA should really put the McIntosh system (offered in OB VDC) back into Tribeca.
SRS WOW in the Legacy and Outback makes a WORLD of difference. That would be a big improvement on the Tribeca's system.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:31 AM   #17
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SRS WOW in the Legacy and Outback makes a WORLD of difference. That would be a big improvement on the Tribeca's system.
I'd rather see a real system like DVD-Audio surround system similar to those offered by Acura. After all, you already have full surround speaker systems in the car, why not drive them with a true surround sound system like DVD-Audio instead of fake surround called SRS WOW. I'd willing to pay for such an upgrade in a heart beat.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:26 PM   #18
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Yeah, but who uses DVD-Audio? Most people don't even know what that is. This is the first time I've heard of a car company using it. I'm surprised their market research didn't tell them it was a waste of money.
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A lot of CDs now released in DualDisc format. A lot of DualDiscs(except ones from Sony/BMG) use DVD-Audio codec/format on DVD side.
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A lot of CDs now released in DualDisc format. A lot of DualDiscs(except ones from Sony/BMG) use DVD-Audio codec/format on DVD side.
I have a lot of DualDiscs and from what I've seen, the DVD side is usually used for DVD Video content, not DVD-Audio.

By the way, it is really sucky that Subaru car stereos (Tribeca included) are NOT compatible with Dualdisc considering pretty much EVERY other CD player is! Instead of fixing the problem, they give you a warning in the owner's manual. That is just LAME!
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Old 10-13-2006, 05:39 PM   #21
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I have a lot of DualDiscs and from what I've seen, the DVD side is usually used for DVD Video content, not DVD-Audio.
Check the labels for your DualDiscs. I'd bet most of them are from Sony/BMG. Sony will never release any disc using DVD-Audio. Period.

DVD side of the DD standard is very vague. It can be DVD-Video, Dolby Digital, DTS or high-res DVD-Audio or combination of the all above if space allows. One thing is clear, Sony's own SACD format is not allowed on the DVD side.
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