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Old 09-01-2010, 10:32 AM   #1
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Exclamation BMW 330ci won't play burned CDs

my dad just gave me his 2001 BMW 330ci convertible and it does not play burned CDs

my moms 2004 325i plays the same CD and it works

Does anyone have the same model as mine and can play burned cds?

i have tried changing the songs on the cd to AAC and burning at a slower speed and it still doesnt work. Maybe it could be the Verbatrim Rewriteable CD i am using?

i don't have any non rewriteable CDs at the moment so i decided to post here before buying some.

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Old 09-02-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
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my 2002 330ci would play cd-r discs but not cd-rw's. They have to be burned as traditional audio cd's and not just mp3 data cd's. Late 2004-2006 will read mp3 cd;s though.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:00 AM   #3
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burn slower

but seriously get an iphone/ipod connector
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:45 AM   #4
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burn slower

but seriously get an iphone/ipod connector
Or even better, an USB stick adaptor.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:08 AM   #5
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^^^I like having steering wheel controls
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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^ you can still do it using the Mediabridge unit.

I am assuming you are burning "Audio CDs"?

Prior to 2005 the BMW Business CD woulnd't play MP3 or Data CD's
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:51 PM   #7
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Im too poor to afford an Ipod connector, as you know the cheap ones use the radio and BMW's must scan for radio stations
What is a USB stick adaptor?
And i burn at 1x, i guess i will not use rewriteable Cds anymore

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Old 09-02-2010, 03:58 PM   #8
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CD-RWs will not work. You need to use CD-Rs.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:04 PM   #9
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I play burned audio CDs all the time.

<~~~~~ 2003 330i w/HK sound
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^^^I like having steering wheel controls
I have full steering wheel/headunit control of the music on my USB stick adaptor. It's sweet!

Oh yeah, no reason to burn at a painfully slow 1x speed! Try 8x or 16x but use cd-r's NOT cd-rw.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:56 PM   #11
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I play burned audio CDs all the time.

<~~~~~ 2003 330i w/HK sound
I wouldn't brag about HK sound

because it sounds like sh1t


Cool - I have to update my dension POs ice - use charged me $50 for an f'ing iPod cable replacement! Never going to forgive Tom for that. That sob

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I wouldn't brag about HK sound

because it sounds like sh1t
It sounds good for factory system. most aftermarket setups would definitely improve the quality tho
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I wouldn't brag about HK sound

because it sounds like sh1t


Cool - I have to update my dension POs ice - use charged me $50 for an f'ing iPod cable replacement! Never going to forgive Tom for that. That sob

Jk

Oh, believe me, Im not bragging about the HK system. It's horrible! I paid extra to have it installed when I bought the car and was highly disappointed by the sound quality. There's a button which activates/deactivates it and there is not an appreciable difference in quality when turned off and on.

I just mentioned it as a detail to help diagnoise the OPs issue. I thought maybe the type of sound system one had could affect the playback mode.
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I think i paid extra for the better sound system because it sounds good, but i have a friend who has the crappier stock system and it does sound like crap
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I dont mean to threadjack but I am having similar issues. Ill burn a cd and it will only play the first 2-3 songs. If I let it play thru and not skip thru tracks it will play the whole cd. I cant fast forward or skip thru tracks or else it just wont play. Anyone have any ideas?

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