I am the new owner (as of today) of a new 2012 Mazda5. I have a problem with the CD player that I assume is old news. But in searching the internet, I cannot find that anyone can give a straight answer. First off, I DO know the difference between a CD music file and an MP3 file (it seems most people with this problem do not). The CD player in my new Mazda is supposedly MP3-capable, and of course it says so right on the CD player nameplate. But upon burning a CD disc with MP3 music files, it will not play in this player. This very same disc of MP3 music files plays properly on both my laptop and my home CD player (which is MP3-capable). So exactly what is the problem? The owner's manual provides no assistance. I have also burned a disc using Windows Media Player of conventional music files converted from MP3 files, and it plays properly in the Mazda CD player, so the basic CD player should be OK.
So can someone help me out, other than suggesting I don't use MP3 files, or that I don't know the difference between an MP3 file and other music files, or that my CD player won't read MP3 files?