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Unable to play audio CD in car or stereo CD player

Why am I unable to play an audio CD created with RealTimes (RealPlayer) in my car or stereo CD player?

This can occur if you burned an audio CD on CD-RW (compact disc, rewriteable) media, and you are trying to play it in a car or stereo CD player. CD-RWs are 70% less reflective than normal CDs, and many stereo and car CD player lasers are not powerful enough to read them.

To work around this issue, burn audio CDs only to high-quality, brand name CD-R (compact disc, recordable) media.

If you are using a CD-R, try these solutions:

Solution 1: Lower the burn speed.
1. Open the application.
2. Click the application logo in the upper left and select Preferences.
3. On the left, you should see CD. Expand this by clicking the + symbol.
4. Click CD Burning.
5. Adjust the Write Speed. Decrease this to the smallest value. Generally, 4X should be fine.

Solution 2: Enable "Always Use Track at Once" for CD burning.
1. Open the application.
2. Click the application logo in the upper left and select Preferences.
3. On the left, you should see CD. Expand this by clicking the + symbol.
4. Click CD Burning.
5. Check Always Use Track at Once.

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