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    RCA RP2480 Help!

    Okay, I just bought this portable CD player, the RCA RP2480. It is suppose to read mp3 files yet it doesn't, when I burn a CD it loads up up as an Audio CD with 1 bigass track that doesn't play.
    Anyone have this CD player?


    I tried 3 different Mp3 CD's burned with 3 different programs: Nero, Music Match and Burnquick. It reads normal CD's fine and normal burned CD-R's, yet not mp3's. Can anyone help me?

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    Did you burn the CDs as track at once or disc at once?

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    What do you mean?

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    In nero, you have two burning options when you create a normal MP3 DATA disc.. you are not creating an Audio disc I am assuming..

    What is the difference between “Disc-at-Once” and “Track-at-Once”?

    Disc-at-Once should be used primarily with recording audio discs. Disc-at-Once is designed to eliminate the 2 second gap that is between the audio tracks on an original audio CD after it is recorded. If you choose the Disc-at-Once feature during the recording process, the final copied CD will not have the 2 second gap in between tracks and the music will be continual play. Not all CD recorders support Disk-at-Once. Track-at-Once can be used for both data and audio discs. Track-at-Once keeps the 2 second gap between the audio tracks. When recording in Disc-at-Once mode the laser on the drive stays on continuously while during the Track-at-Once mode recording, the laser will turn off and on in between the tracks.

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    k, so what would u recommend me burn the cd's as? Disc at once or track at once?(where do I go to configure these at)?

    also what should i burn the mp3's as?

    nero>music>mp3 disc
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    nero>data>data disc?

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    you can create a data cd and copy your mp3's to the root of the cd with no directories and it should play fine

    later you can try again with directories and it should work fine

    welcome to Techzonez


    btw

    i believe the mp3 option in nero is to convert wav files and cd's to be converted to mp3 and burned to disc
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    I never made any directories in the CD and besides the Cd player says it supports directories

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    when you put the cd in your computer whats on it?

    does it play all the songs?
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    yes, when it goes in my PC it plays the mp3 files fine.

    When it goes in my CD player it reads it as a 68 minute audio track 1 and I can't play it.

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    It just shows it as one bigass audio track that won't play

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    I just burned a CD with Track-at-Once..didn't work.
    That was my last damn CD too!

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    Well,
    It sounds like your CD player is grouping the files into one CD.. like you are choosing AUDIO CD in the NERO properties or something like that.

    You don't want to use th Audio CD method, you want to select DATA cd. Then drag and drop your Mp3 files over into the compilation window.

    After than select the burning options, I recommend using track at once if possible. Sometimes it won't work.

    CDRs are so cheap now.. I waste 2 or 3 daily experimenting..

    If you are worried, try CDRWs if the RCA Mp3 player supports it.

    Also try a different brand of CDR? Maybe it can't read the Mp3s because it doesn't like the brand you are using?

    Memorex are good and cheap. TDK, Fujitsu, etc.. Fastgame knows quite a bit about CDR brands and how reliable they are.

    Try what Egghead suggests and build directories of Mp3 files. Then drag the directories over..

    That may be why it reads the Mp3s as on giant file instead of a set of Mp3 singles..

    Try creating a directory for every song? Maybe that will work.

    Sorry that your CDR didn't work.. but you can create multiple session CDs so that you can burn more the CD later.. it may work

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    Big Booger is right

    data cd, all mp3's in root directory

    finalize cd


    your cd player probably only like a certain writing method and you can check the manual.

    maybe you need to change a mode?


    very strange
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    I opened up a data CD in nero and put all the songs on there: didnt work.

    I went in data mode in music match and put a folder and put a song in it: didn't work.



    I played my friends mp3 disc today :-/

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    wow!

    that really sux

    can you get the details about how he did it and what burner he is using?
    what are you using?

    this is just too strange.
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