iTunes: Disc Won‘t Play on a CD or DVD Player

Some DVD players will not play discs that you make with iTunes.
This article has been archived and is no longer updated by Apple.

You've made an audio CD with iTunes. It plays on a computer and in an audio CD player, but won't play on a DVD player.

  • Make sure you use CD-R media to record your disc. CD-RW discs will not play in many DVD or audio CD players.
  • Some DVD players will not play CD-R discs even though they play commercial audio CDs. Check the documentation that came with your DVD player to see if it can read CD-R discs.
  • Try using CD-R media that produce discs of a different color. Your DVD player may be able to read CD-R media that produce more of a silver color rather than green color, for example.

Published Date: Oct 7, 2016

Additional Product Support Information