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I just bought an audio book on iTunes, and I'd like to listen to it in my car. I created a playlist that contained the audio book, and burned an audio CD. When I put the CD in my car, it just ejects the CD.

When I explore the CD, I see that there is a .cda file present on the disk. Is this the correct format?

What can I do to get the book to play in my car's CD player?

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You may be unable to burn Audio Books to a CD due to DRM encrypted purchases.

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How do I know if it's DRM encrypted or not? Nothing is mentioned of it on the iTunes store where I bought it, but it does say that the file is protected if I try to convert it to AAC. I thought iTunes wasn't doing that anymore. This doesn't do me any good if I can't play it in a CD player. – Mike Pateras Mar 10 '10 at 19:08
If it's "protected" then you probably can't convert it. I don't know if they let you burn them to CD's anymore either. I get all my music DRM free. – Josh K Mar 10 '10 at 19:14

Do other burned CDs work in your car? Some older stereos tend to reject CD-Rs or CD-RWs. Additionally, check out The Red Book Audio CD standards. If your CD breaks any of the five specifications listed there, it may not play in your typical CD player.

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Mine won't play a CD-R and manual specifically mentions this will not work. – Dave M Mar 10 '10 at 18:38

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