View Full Version : Panasonic deck won't play MP3's

09-12-2004, 10:15 AM
I just installed a CQ-DF583U head unit and I am having trouble getting it to read MP3 discs. I have no problem playing regular audio cds as well as cd-rs. But everytime I insert an mp3 disc, I can't skip tracks and the time counter just runs with no sound coming out of the speakers.

It seems that it is not recognizing the mp3 files and just trying to play the whole data track of the disc, (or something). I have tried different software such as Nero and Acoustica as well as different disc brands. I burned the disc using "Disc-at-once" and then finalized the disc. I even tried burning the mp3 files straight to disc in data mode via drag n' drop. no luck.

any help is appreciated.


09-12-2004, 02:16 PM
i'd get a diff. hu. . . i don't like my panasonic.

09-12-2004, 02:25 PM
is your h/u mp3 compatable?

09-12-2004, 07:39 PM
yes, the HU is MP3/WMA compatible. Thats what is so confusing.

09-13-2004, 02:56 AM
Does anyone have a certain method of burning that works for them?

09-13-2004, 09:14 AM
i use nero.

09-14-2004, 01:40 AM
yah nero, burn data cd have NEVER had a prob this way on mulitple comps on multiple decks wif different media and different speeds

09-14-2004, 03:33 AM
probably something wrong with my deck then. I emailed panasonic support but I doubt that I will hear back from them.

09-15-2004, 12:19 PM
Are the tracks too close together or burned too quickly?

Have you tried other CD's that are MP3

09-15-2004, 12:50 PM
Your probably burning the discs as data discs, instead of with an mp3 encoding. I use ITUNES, it works great.

09-15-2004, 01:21 PM
try using a lower speed to burn the discs. i had a problem similar to this with a rockford fosgate mp3 deck, and it was one of the first HUs from RF that did mp3, and it would only play like 3 out of 500 songs i had on a disc.

it never worked on any other disc i ever made.

my suggestion, bring it back, say its faulty, and get a different brand (hopefully you got it authorized)

09-15-2004, 01:36 PM
Make sure that when you burn the cd that you "close the session" if you dont close the session, the player may/will not read it.

09-15-2004, 08:14 PM
yeah, I tried closing the session. I know the deck is capable of reading the particular brand of disc because it can read regular audio discs on the same media. Thanks for the info though, I might try iTunes.

09-16-2004, 07:40 AM
The deck should play *.wav files too, why dont you trying burning a wav file just to see if it works. You may even be able to to try a *.wma file.

09-19-2004, 06:04 AM
yeah like i said, it plays regular wav audio fine when i burn it to disc. it is only a problem when i try to play wma or mp3.

09-19-2004, 10:37 AM
hmm well that's weird. Bring it back if you can?

09-19-2004, 11:58 AM
It should say it in the manual. HOw to burn the disc.

09-19-2004, 04:17 PM
I dont think that you would have to burn an mp3 cd any different to that of a wma or wav.

09-20-2004, 10:34 AM
just FYI, a *.wav file is the type of media that cd players read. if you were to burn a *.wav to a disc and put it in your home audio player, it should read it.

the problem is they are compareable to the length of the song; and this is why noone ever pirated music before, with the advent of faster communications and compressed MP3s, that was changed.

so i doubt bruning .wav files is going to tell you anything otherwise.

in my oppinion its a faulty uint, or line of units. back when MP3 support first arrived - it was terrible. bring it back and see what they can do about it.

09-20-2004, 10:51 PM
Actually, CD players read PCM format, or Pulse Code Modulation. Most WAV files are coded in PCM, but they don't have to be.