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PostSubject: Overcoming E20 on Burned CD's   Overcoming E20 on Burned CD's EmptyThu May 02, 2019 11:11 am

Here's an update.  I read up that depending on how the CD is burned can affect the ability of the player to play it.

Knowing that the humidity and dust can affect performance, I blew out the CD player and tape deck with compressed air from the garage.  Immediately my newly burned CD using the "medium" speed (I have Win 7 and apparently choosing the exact speed is no longer an option, only Very Fast/Fast/Medium/Slow are options) will play instantly and let me actually switch between tracks without E20.  I tested with an old CD to see if it was the dust and humidity, or the speed that made a difference.  I still have the same problem with the old cd's so it appears dust/humidity may not have been the larger factor.  However, the bitrate on those CD's is higher as well....

That particular CD I remade that worked was also 128Kbps.  My other CD's that will hardly play are all 276 and up.  I used FactoryFormat to make the MP3's 128Kbps and formatted on medium speed.  I didn't mess with the herz so it's either 44100 or 48000 most likely. After downgrading to 128Kbps on my other CD's they will play and switch between tracks, so that is definitely a factor.

Just an FYI for anyone else who keeps getting E20 on burned CD's.  

Maybe in the far future I'll upgrade the head unit.
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PostSubject: Re: Overcoming E20 on Burned CD's   Overcoming E20 on Burned CD's EmptyThu May 02, 2019 4:36 pm

The earlier and later radios used a different CD player.  To tell, see if your radio was made in the US (older) or Mexico (newer).  In my experience the newer ones sound better & use higher bitrates but are more persnickety as to CD burn quality and scratches, even just mild spiderwebbing, on the CD itself.  You may get good results simply copying your current CDs using a computer CD drive that is more tolerant of the little scratches, then using the new burns in the car (until they don't work, then just reburn on new disks). At least, that's what I did when I replaced my original radio with one out of an '04 Park Ave.


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PostSubject: Re: Overcoming E20 on Burned CD's   Overcoming E20 on Burned CD's EmptyThu May 02, 2019 9:00 pm

I bought a $20 bluetooth fm modulator that plugs into the cigarette lighter to play music, talk & charge my phone until I buy a real radio.
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