Playing a disc with MP3
About MP3 files
MP3 (MPEG 1 Audio Layer-3) is a standard
technology and format for compressing a sound
sequence. The file is compressed to about 1/10
of its original size. Sounds outside the range of
human hearing are compressed while the
sounds we can hear are not compressed.
Notes on discs
You can play MP3 files recorded on CD-
ROMs, CD-Rs (recordable CDs), and CD-RWs
The disc must be in the ISO 9660* level 1 or
level 2 format.
*ISO 9660 Format
The most common international standard for the
logical format of files and folders on a CD-ROM.
There are several specification levels. In Level 1,
file names must be in the 8.3 format (no more than
eight characters in the name, no more than three
characters in the extension ".MP3") and in capital
letters. Folder names can be no longer than eight
characters. There can be no more than eight nested
folder levels. Level 2 specifications allow file names
and folder names up to 31 characters long.
–– Normal Play/Shuffle Play/Repeat
This unit lets you play a disc with MP3 files in
different play modes.
Disc number in the playing position
Press FUNCTION (or FUNCTION +/– on
the remote) repeatedly until "CD"
Press PLAY MODE repeatedly in stop
mode until the mode you want appears.
All discs in the disc tray
The disc you selected in the
The folder you selected in the
The files on all discs in random
The files on the disc you selected
in random order.
The files in the folder you
selected in random order.
The files on all discs in the order
you want them to be played (see
"Programming the VIDEO CD/
CD tracks" on page 14).
Press HX (or CD N on the remote).