I have quite a curious problem:
I am using an external USB CD/DVD drive since years (ICY Box with LG DVD-R) - it seems to work nicely - I burnt Master CDs yesterday.. which were 100% fine.. but I was not able to playback the Master CD (or any other Audio CD) anymore.. which made me look somewhat funny in front of my clients
The first song starts, no audio is there, after that the whole thing hangs and I am not even able to eject the CD - or close the Media Player. I have to switch the drive off and on to reset the process. Same when using VLC - and even when I open the CD with the Wavelab CD Import menue.
I just tried CDs at the internal DVD drive (Computer is in another room) - it works - as well as I connected another external USB DVD-R - and it works perfect here as well.
Is this drive defective? Or are there any other reasons? Burning CDs and reading DVDs is still fine! Master CDs are having perfect C1/C2 error rates..