I have recorded several MP3 CDs on an HP CD-Writer 9500i series (ATAPI) and all the CDs play perfectly on my handheld CD player as well as on the PC CD-ROM drive, and of course on the CD-Writer itself.
I used both Nero 5.5 and Easy CD Creator 5 to write the CDs. Also, there is the Adaptec ASPI layer installed on the PC (because they were needed by the audio CD ripping software).
When the CDs are played on a SONY CDX-F5500 car MP3 player, many skips happen in every song, even if the car is stopped.
I then tried to burn a new CD on a LITE-ON COMBO LTC-48161H writer (on another PC) and; surprisingly, the CD worked just fine on the SONY player!!!
The software used was Easy CD Creator 6. No ASPI layer.
Is it the CD-Writer that causes the problem? or the software? or the ASPI? or maybe a combination? or what!!!