Skipping CDs

I might be misguided in this assertion, but my understanding is that when CD technology came out, it went through a series of “up-grades” and changes that made the first CDs to be created (okay, let’s be honest, to be copied) not reliably compatible with later machines. Even today, a cheap CD player might have problems with a (usually copied, or “home-made”) CD. The devices have been evolving, but not necessarily in what you’d consider a “natural order” of evolution. The latest model of a CD player might not be able to played on an older CD, and vice-versa.

It involves a lot of arcane and hard to follow technological terms that I don’t want to go into on a Saturday morning. Just let me have my coffee, and go Roxio, or whatever they’re called now.