From: Retired Moderator
I would say that this sounds like a burning issue, not the encoding of the file issue. If the file was a protected MP3, it would not let you convert it to wave, and it would tell you that it was protected as such.
On the second hand, I'll assume, since you have the RioVolt 90 that you have been burning the mp3 cd's for quite some time. What software are you using to burn to mp3 disc?
I have a RioVolt SP100, and if I elected to burn a "MP3 Disc" I had problems, I had to burn normal ISO 9660 "Data" discs to get them to work correctly, this was utilizing Nero. I noticed that this was also the case when I used MusicMatch, if I burned a MP3 Disc it skipped, etc, but when I burned a "data" disc with Music Match, it worked fine.
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