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Old 10-14-2016
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mp3 disc won't play

I have a 2006 Ranger with a 6 disc changer and when I try to play a mp3 disc it plays the first album and when it is over it starts at track 1 again. When I bought it new it would play all the albums on the disc in order or in random. If I try to burn a disc song by song it plays the first song and repeats. Does anyone have any ideas? I have a 6 hour drive across the desert next month.
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Not really a Ranger or even automobile question, your issue has to do with CD readers and formats they can "read".
MP3 is a format, it is a method of compressing data to a smaller size so more data can be stored in a limited space.
The "reader" needs to be able to recognized that format for the entire disc or stick.
Your reader sounds like it can read MP3 format but only "sees" the first file, it doesn't know there are other files on the disc, it needs to be told that.

Google: burning audio CDs that play in all readers

When you burn the CD make sure you select Audio, not Data format, it should automatically include a index file that tells the reader how many "songs" are on the disc, on some Burner software you have to close the "contents" window before burning the disc, this tells the software to make an index file of what you are burning to the disc
So there are a few variables

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