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TheMac19
May 20, 2004, 03:40 PM
I'm kicking myself for not being able to find it, but I can't seem to locate the itunes Burn button. I even looked through help and it just says "click the burn button" and I can't even find the darn thing!
please lend a hand to a newbie...
Cheers,
-tom



decksnap
May 20, 2004, 03:52 PM
The burn button replaces the 'browse' button in the top right of the window when you have a playlist selected. So to burn something, make a playlist of it, and select the playlist. To burn an album, drag the album from the album list to the playlists panel, and it'll make a playlist automatically, or just make a new playlist and drag all the songs into it.

Daveman Deluxe
May 20, 2004, 03:52 PM
You need to be looking at a playlist to see the "burn" button, which is in the upper right hand corner of the iTunes window.

sahnert
May 20, 2004, 03:54 PM
it's in the upper right hand corner. It's usually the "browse" buttonin library view. But once you select a playlist it changes to "burn

varmit
May 20, 2004, 03:55 PM
after you make a playlist, the burn button will be in the top right when there is a blank cd in the drive being used by iTunes. So, put a disk in the drive, you should be prompted to choose what program you want to use it with, choose iTunes. Make the playlist, and the burn button will appear in top right. It is where the Browse eye is at when just using iTunes to play music.

TheMac19
May 20, 2004, 04:08 PM
Many thanks, that's right where I thought it would be, but I didn't know that I had to create a playlist. now for two more easy questions:
1) If I rip songs from a CD to my computer as MP3 or ACC, won't there be a generational loss of quality when I burn a CD, since itunes converts them back into the normal CD format?
2) What's the quickest and easiest way to simply copy CDs on my new powerbook? (without buying new software... I'm used to a PC tower with two drives -> put in a CD and a blank one and two minutes later it's copied and done.) I imagine that there is an easier way than ripping a CD on the the hard drive, opening it in itunes, creating a playlist and then burning, no?

BrianKonarsMac
May 20, 2004, 04:12 PM
Many thanks, that's right where I thought it would be, but I didn't know that I had to create a playlist. now for two more easy questions:
1) If I rip songs from a CD to my computer as MP3 or ACC, won't there be a generational loss of quality when I burn a CD, since itunes converts them back into the normal CD format?
2) What's the quickest and easiest way to simply copy CDs on my new powerbook? (without buying new software... I'm used to a PC tower with two drives -> put in a CD and a blank one and two minutes later it's copied and done.) I imagine that there is an easier way than ripping a CD on the the hard drive, opening it in itunes, creating a playlist and then burning, no?

1. use Apple's Lossless Codec. there will be a generational loss of quality if you rip a burnt CD, but if you use high quality AAC's (custom setting of 320 or a little less) and burn those you'd be fine. Lossless is the way to go if you are really concerned tho.

2. You would need two drives. Look into an external firewire.

jxyama
May 20, 2004, 04:20 PM
2) What's the quickest and easiest way to simply copy CDs on my new powerbook? (without buying new software... I'm used to a PC tower with two drives -> put in a CD and a blank one and two minutes later it's copied and done.) I imagine that there is an easier way than ripping a CD on the the hard drive, opening it in itunes, creating a playlist and then burning, no?

can't you make a disc image the size of CDR, put all the songs in AIFF format from the CD then burn the image onto a CDR?

never tried it, but sounds to me like it should work.

by the way, if you don't intend on keeping ripped songs and are worried about loss of quality, rip the CD at full AIFF format using iTunes then burn those onto a CDR. that will be the exact duplicate of the original CD, no loss in quality. (this is the same thing as my suggestion above, except i'm not 100% sure about the method above.)

szark
May 20, 2004, 04:20 PM
2. You would need two drives. Look into an external firewire.

I don't have my PB here at work to verify this, but you should be able to use Disk Utility (Panther) or Disk Copy (Jaguar) to copy a CD using one drive. You might have to manually go from CD->disk image->CD, but it can be done.

And if you're really concerned about loss of quality, you should rip the songs into AIFF or WAV. (no compression)

7on
May 20, 2004, 04:26 PM
Since you have one Drive for disk duplication you'll need to make an image using Disk Utility and then burn that.

If you had an external Burner, you could just burn it that.

I liked it better when OSX had Disk Copy. It was easier for newbies to find and operate. Disk Utility sounds like somewhere you go for fixing your disks, not copying them.

Roxio's Toast is a good alternative. It's equivalent to something like Nero on the PC.

FrankMayberry
May 13, 2008, 01:20 PM
I went to itunes, selected the playlist, selected the items I wanted to record -checked the little box for each tune. I went to edit, preferences, burning, clicked on ok when all the proper items were checked. But the browse button still doesn't change to a burn button. What am I doing wrong? FrankMayberry