View Full Version : Mac made mp3 does not work in mp3 cd player

09-06-2004, 07:17 PM
My friend is stupid and his family like macs.... Anyway. he bought an mp3 cd player. and the cds he makes do not work. the mp3 cd i make do work because they are in iso9660 format. and his are in some dumb mac hybrid or something format. does any one do macs and know how to make iso9660/joulette cd? is that the problem?

09-06-2004, 07:33 PM
have you had a look in the options for whatever software he is using for burning?

09-06-2004, 07:40 PM
yeah he said there was none (supprise supprise) he was using i-tunes and just the nornal drag the files on to the cd icon style none of them had any options

09-06-2004, 10:49 PM
GRRRRRR! X-( Macs are cool!!

Jim B
10-06-2004, 12:26 AM
He needs to have a closer look in i-tunes preferences
There is an option to select burn as Audio CD or MP3 CD
Use a CD-R disc and not a CDRW

10-06-2004, 09:54 AM
Later versions of iTunes also have an option in the preferences which allow you to select between 'MP3 disc' or 'data disc'. Check that the former is selected.

I have used iTunes to produce CDs for MP3 players in the past, so your friend is obviously doing something wrong.

Graham L
10-06-2004, 02:11 PM
So the MP3 player assumes that Microsoft owns the world. :_|

HFS isn't "some dumb mac hybrid" format ... it's a perfectly reasonable and efficient format. It's just not ISO9660. It was designed before ISO9660.

I'd bet that the Mac can read a ISO 9660 CD produced on a PC. A Linux machine can read an Apple HFS disk, and a number of other formats, including ISO9660. The Mac can probably produce an ISO9660 disk, but not by drag and drop. It's "entitled" to assume that a drag and drop is for use on Mac systems.