I still use a CD burner fairly regularly. I have an ASUS model right now, it was pretty cheap. Needed to replace whatever I had previously as it was an IDE drive and the motherboard that I have does not have any IDE connections. Basically, whether I use burning software or just Windows Media Player, these CDs do not appear to work in most players that I tried. I tried reducing the burn speed but that didn't work....in higher quality players, they skip, in lower quality players they just read disc error. I thought that maybe it was due to low quality blank CDs, but these CDs seem to burn just fine on another computer (just a cheap Best Buy desktop HP that is about a year old). Should I try a different brand burner? Maybe this ASUS was too cheap? They all seem to be about $15-$20.