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The DVD/CD writer on my Acer laptop is not correctly writing discs. It is writing music files to the disc but it does not play on CD players - it is like the music is on it is as data files as when the disc goes back into my laptop, the files are on the disc?

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It may be the CD, or CD player!
Try this CD in another computer, and then write again.

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When you want to create an audio cd, you select audio or mp3 in case you CD player also play mp3. Do not copy or write music file to your cd as data files.

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