I've had a lot of trouble burning CDs. We had a musical where I had practice CDs for each part, and we had license to copy them. They were good factory made CDs. But whenever I burn them with either of my computers, they didn't always work. And mostly about 1/2 way though the CD (say track 15 out of 30) we'd get really bad noise. Again, used two different computers, same result. I also tried to burn a compliation CD, again mostly from good factory quality CDs (not CD-Rs I burned), and still noisy, skips, etc. on several players.
I also tried three different software packages: The CyberLink Power2Go application that came on both computers, CDex, and AShampoo. No difference.
Are CD burners in laptops a problem in burning tracks and copying CDs? And if so, is there a better option, like an external CD/DVD drive? I do this a lot, and need a quality burner.