• Do not use any discs with labels or stickers
The following malfunctions may result from using
– Inability to eject a disc (due to a label or sticker
peeling off and jamming the eject mechanism).
– Inability to read audio data correctly (e.g.,
playback skipping, or no playback) due to heat
shrinking of a sticker or label causing a disc to
• Discs with non-standard shapes (e.g., heart,
square, star) cannot be played on this unit.
Attempting to do so may damage the unit. Do not
use such discs.
• You cannot play 8 cm (3
• Before playing, clean the discs
with a commercially available
cleaning cloth. Wipe each disc
from the center out. Do not use
solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available
cleaners, or antistatic spray
intended for analog discs.
Notes on CD-R/CD-RW discs
• Some CD-Rs/CD-RWs (depending on the
equipment used for its recording or the condition
of the disc) may not play on this unit.
• You cannot play a CD-R/a CD-RW that is not
Notes on Video CDs
A compact disc that contains moving pictures. The
picture data uses the MPEG 1 format (Video CD),
worldwide standards of digital compression
Video CDs also contain compact audio data. Sounds
outside the range of human hearing are compressed
while the sounds we can hear are not compressed.
There are 2 versions of Video CDs.
• Version 1.1:
You can play only moving pictures and sounds.
• Version 2.0:
You can play hi-resolution still pictures and enjoy
PBC (Playback Control) functions.
This unit conforms to both versions.
Music discs encoded with copyright
This product is designed to play back discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are marketed by
some record companies. Please be aware that among
those discs, there are some that do not conform to
the CD standard and may not be playable by this
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side with
digital audio material on the other side. However,
since the audio material side does not conform to
the Compact Disc (CD) standard, playback on this
product is not guaranteed.
About MP3 files
MP3, which stands for MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3, is a
music file compression format standard. It
compresses audio CD data to approximately 1/10 of
its original size.
• The unit is compatible with the ISO 9660 level 1/
level 2 format, Joliet/Romeo in the expansion
format, and Multi Session.
• The maximum number of:
– folders (albums): 100 (including root and empty
– MP3 files (tracks) and folders contained in a
– displayable characters for a folder/file name is
• ID3 tag applies only to versions 1.1 and 2.0.
Playback order of MP3 files
• Be sure to finalize the disc before using on the unit.
• When naming an MP3 file, be sure to add the file
extension ".mp3" to the file name.
• During playback of a VBR (variable bit rate) MP3 file
or fast-forward/reverse, elapsed playing time may
not display accurately.
• When the disc is recorded in Multi Session, only the
first track of the first session format is recognized
and played (any other format is skipped). The
priority of the format is CD-DA and MP3.
– When the first track is a CD-DA, only CD-DA of the
first session is played.
– When the first track is not a CD-DA, MP3 session
is played. If the disc has no data in any of these
formats, "NO MUSIC" is displayed.