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Finally got round to creating an mp3/wma disc to try in the CD player of my Type S.

As described in other places on the site there were a few things I had to put right like burning the disc as data not multi-media/music and changing the display by holding down the Disp button to get the first 11 characters of the song title/artist then Disp again to get the next 11 but finally I have a disc that does what it should.

I'd made sure that system files were displayed to make sure I didn't copy Thumbs & Desk files over but noticed the album art files (Folder.jpg etc.) that were created by Windows Media Player when I (and other people) ripped the discs. They are hidden files by default and are not readily changed (right-click, properties). After a quick search on the net I found out how to, then created, a batch file (attached) to do the job for me.
The system won't let me upload the file as-is because of the security risk but if you rename the file .bat instead of .txt it will work. If you still don't trust me you can do the work yourself; start wordpad or notepad, write "attrib -r -s -h *.* /S" (without the quotation marks) then saveas unhide (or similar).bat.
The method is fairly simple - put the batch file (or a copy) into the folder containing the files, double click to run it, wait a few seconds and hey presto; usable files.

The warning in the Honda manual holds true - don't put sticky labels on discs - they peel off, particularly in a hot car CD player! But if you want to print a cover to put into the case you'll need the artwork.
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I rip all my stuff to MP3 using either WMP or CDeX. Then I use Nero to burn the stuff to printable CDR.

Before I do the burn I just delete the album art, etc from the burn list. I have on occasion forgotten to remove them but it makes no difference to the Civic audio as it just ignores them anyway.

I usually find the album art on WMP when it goes to get the details at rip stage but failing that I just scan the cover.

Then by use of CD Labeller Pro and my printers own CD label printer software I can do a reasonable job.
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If you want to print anything on the disc why not just use discs with a printable surface?

Quite a lot of the newer printers use these and they come out pretty good and you can get the blanks for about 12.00 for 100 this will dow away with the need for nasty sticky labels.

I do mine on an Epson RX560 and it makes a very good job of them
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Then I use Nero to burn the stuff to printable CDR.
I said that

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Have you felt how warm the cd player gets? When i ejected a CD yesterday, i could barely hold it, it was so hot!!!!
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Mine gets warm but not 'too hot to handle'. It's probably due to the enclosed space.

As long as it doesn't affect the playing then it's OK with me. Plus I only ever use CDR's so I can always burn another.

It does reiterate the 'don't use sticky labels advice though.
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Man, I thought this was a post about getting album art on the screen in the EX
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Man, I thought this was a post about getting album art on the screen in the EX
Me Too!
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Nice piece of info
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