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Philips type D 8892/05 CD Player

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by yottie, 15 Oct 2019.

  1. yottie

    yottie

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    Have just resurrected the above from the loft. After a good clean -up, together with an air spray, it works perfectly (after 40 years?). The only thing I'm struggling with, not having a user manual, is knowing which type of file it will accept in the CD player. It plays the commercial stuff back very well but does not recognize MP3 and other types I've tried. Would be grateful for advice on how to get around this, I use the popular converters etc with Win 7.
     
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    It's not really that surprising that it doesn't recognise MP3. Your D8892 was releases in 1988, and that's roughly 10 years before MP3 was taken up by the industry as a consumer format. Your CD-radio-cassette player is way older than the format you're trying to play in it, so it doesn't have the decoding tech inside to understand that format.

    Since MP3 is (if you like) the grandfather of the compressed digital audio file formats, then anything else you try to burn in say AAC or FLAC or WMA formats is going to hit the same roadblock. If MP3 isn't supported then you've no chance with anything else.

    The CD player in the D8892 is Red Book audio standard. If you want to make some CDs from ripped files you've already got, then you're going to have to make them compatible with the Red Book standard. The audio format is LPCM stereo @ 16bit 44.1kHz. Depending on the program you're using, it may simply have a "Make Audio CD" option. You need to remember that audio CDs don't have a lot of track space because the sound file isn't compressed, even if the source file is.


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    Thanks Lucid, most helpful. Think I'll stick to my (old) JVC, the one I use now for tape copying. The sound quality of the Philips is very good, the "boombox" twin speakers help!
     
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