Sorry to hear about your "problem". As already stated, there
are certain types of media which have playback (i.e. comatibility) problems with certain types of CD & DVD players. As a commercial duplicator of both CDs and DVDs, I
run into this probelem at times.
One of the easiest ways to insure compatibility is to
duplicate your CDs in real time. At our studios we always
do master disks at 1x speed and never have any
playback problems. Also, various types of computer CD burners are known to create incompatible discs. I believe
there is a web site that lists some of the "offensive" drives; and it was mentioned in a thread here a few days ago. One last thing to keep in mind - most CD burners have
a usable "life". That is to say that after a number of discs
are recorded, they begin to lose their ability to create
largely error-free discs.
If you really want to make "quality" CDs - quit fooling
around with CD drives and get yourself a commercial CD
recorder. The sound quality is MUCH better.