Looking for an alternative two CDs USB stick or Bluetooth for audio

TarsonisX

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Hello everybody. My mother really enjoys listening to audiobooks and such while she relaxes. She uses a regular boombox style cd player. I recently discovered a place where I can get my hands on some old time radio broadcasts that I know she'd enjoy listening to, the only problem is I would end up using many many recordable CDs to get them all for her.

The ideal solution since my mother is a technophobe and would not want to deal with Bluetooth, USB sticks, Etc would be to have a player that could play audio files burned to a DVD vastly increasing the available space on each disc.

However, if such a thing exists in a Boombox style player I have yet to find it. So, short of buying an entire spindle of recordable CDs and going that route, can anyone offer me a suggestion of a unit that could play DVDs with audio files burned on them?

 

Barty1884

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Unfortunately, technophobe or not... the only solution I can think of to achieve what you want is going to involve some aspect of "new" technology.

AFAIK, very few CD players can read DVD media - I had a car stereo that could, although I believe that was just due to the fact it used the same hardware etc as another model in the lineup that supported video playback.

A "boombox" style player that can play audio from DVDs doesn't appear to exist, from what I can find.

I would suggest either:
1. Burn to a DVD and play in a DVD player. Would require headphones into the TV though.
2. Introduce her to an MP3 player or iPod. It would achieve the goal much easier - and also allow more storage of audiobooks etc vs a CD. Appreciating this is likely going to be a steep learning curve, but it's the easiest solution I can think of.

Otherwise, stick to burning CDs.
 

Barty1884

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Moderator
Unfortunately, technophobe or not... the only solution I can think of to achieve what you want is going to involve some aspect of "new" technology.

AFAIK, very few CD players can read DVD media - I had a car stereo that could, although I believe that was just due to the fact it used the same hardware etc as another model in the lineup that supported video playback.

A "boombox" style player that can play audio from DVDs doesn't appear to exist, from what I can find.

I would suggest either:
1. Burn to a DVD and play in a DVD player. Would require headphones into the TV though.
2. Introduce her to an MP3 player or iPod. It would achieve the goal much easier - and also allow more storage of audiobooks etc vs a CD. Appreciating this is likely going to be a steep learning curve, but it's the easiest solution I can think of.

Otherwise, stick to burning CDs.
 

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