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Correct CD format for factory car stereo is?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Lounge' started by Alfer, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    I just had a brain fart and was going to make a cd for my wifes SUV and it has just a regular non-MP3 playing cd stereo...I can't remember, do factory stereos usually accept WMA and WAV??

    My car has a new Pioneer set up so I'm covered on all formats.
  2. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

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    Alfer, if it will read CD-R's it will have to be burned in Redbook format (standard CD audio.) I doubt it will accept WMA or WAV data formats, and many OEM car head units will not read CD-R/W.
  3. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    It probably won't play WMA. You'll need to burn an audio format CD. You can't just burn wav files to a disk as a data cd I don't think. What burning program do you use?
  4. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

    I was ripping a cd to my work PC via WMP11...then gonna burn to cd to take home....options in the "RIP" tab is various WMA types, WAV, MP3.

    When I click "Burn" I chose "Audio CD"
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    If you are choosing "audio CD" in any way shape or form when you burn it should work in all redbook CD players so I think you're doing it right.
  6. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

  7. Tom R S 4

    Tom R S 4 New Member War Zone Member

    You may know more than I, but the CD player in my old car wouldn't read CD-RWs.
  8. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    True, assuming the player supports the media in the first place.

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