2007 Prius Won't Play MP3 CDs?

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  1. verbal

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    I've burned two CD-Rs with MP3s via the latest iTunes (10.7). When I put the CDs either in the 6-CD Changer OR the single player, the Prius acts like it doesn't recognize them. I can get it to "play" "track 1," but no sound comes out, and when I press skip, it just moves "track 1" to "0:00" and starts again.

    When I look at the MP3 CD on my computer, I see that iTunes put everything into folders:
    01 Artist -- > 01 Album --> file.mp3

    So it looks like everything copied correctly. What am I missing? Are the folders screwing the Prius up?

    Best,
    Jonathan
     
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    My 2007 Prius will play MP3 CDs burned with iTunes but it takes a very long time after the CD is inserted to start playing. Unless I am very patient, it's easy to believe that it isn't going to work.
     
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    Mine has no trouble playing MP3s, but I don't put them into folders.
     
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    I tried letting it play for awhile, still nothing. So weird because I read that the 2007 Prius can play MP3s in folders.
     
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    What happens if you look at the CD in a file manager, esp. in other OS's? It wouldn't surprise me if the Apple guys did something that would conflict with inter-operability in other softwares.
     
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    I haven't actually tried that. I don't have a windows machine near, but I'd give it shot if I can.
     
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    Have you played other mp3 CDs in it previously verbal. Start with the basics, if you place a bunch of plain vanilla* mp3s in the root folder of a standard (74 or 80 min) CD-R then does it play them? If not there your system either doesn't support mp3s or is rooted.

    * A plain vanilla mp3 is cbr 128 or 160 or 192 made with one of the more common encoders.
     
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    Also test if it will play plain audio CD's (plain CDA format) burnt from the same computer to the same CD-R media. If these play ok then at least you know it's not a media compatibility issue.
     
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