Burning with iTunes

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by gco212, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. gco212 macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2004
    I'm trying to burn a disc in iTunes (Windows) but it won't work. It's a collection from a few different artists and albums, and I put them all in a playlist like ussual. However, when I go to burn it, iTunes freezes up. Any ideas?
  2. gregorydanger macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2004
  3. Yvan256 macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    Never had any problems with my PC, haven't heard of this problem before either. Did you check the forums on Apple's website?
  4. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    have tested to see if it your cd-r drive or itunes? i.e. can you burn cds with different software.
  5. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2004
    I Live Where I Live
    If the Music is Playing Stop it.

    Make Sure the CD is clean or the right format (CD-R, CD+R, CD-RW, make sure it matches your drive).

    Make Sure non of the music you are trying to burn is corrupt.

    Make sure all the check boxes are checked.

    Close any running apps.

    If you have 2 drives take the disc out of the second one.

    Update iTunes to the latest version.

    Use Windows Update To Update all drivers and OS.

    ANd if something in there doesn't work then hell i have no clue.
  6. feakbeak macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2003
    I've have some issues when burning with iTunes on my PC too. Once in a while when I go to burn, it hangs for a few seconds (5-10) then it begins to burn, or once in a great while it will eject my blank CDR and say it is bad. However, if I re-insert the same CDR and try again it always works - go figure!

    Its an old Gateway and most of components have been replaced over the years. I have a 48x TDK VeloCD burner. I have a feeling my problem(s) are just a combination of misc. hardware, possibly bad drivers (although they are all up-to-date), Windows and/or iTunes for Windows. It doesn't happen very often, and I don't even burn that much, so it doesn't bother me so much.

    Does this always happen to you or can you successfully burn CDs sometimes?
  7. gco212 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2004
    You got it. Thanks a lot. I was getting a little anxious, and when I couldn't get to switch to library or anything, and the time remaining on the song (if one was playing) would stop updating, I thought it had totally stopped working. However, I let it keep going for like a full minute instead of exiting via control+alt+delete and it worked. I have no idea what makes it stall like that, but it worked in the end.
  8. tveric macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    I know what makes it do that. Windows.

    Mac mini, just $499. Stable, no more security holes, no more spyware, viruses, faster computer, iLife included.... the list goes on.

    And iTunes will burn your CDs flawlessly.
  9. Apple //e macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2003
    way back i tried to burn cds from itunes and all i got were coasters but nero burnt them fine. same computer, same os (win2ksp4), same hardware (pioneer "superduperdrive"). in my case, the problem wasnt windows, it was itunes. latest itunes upgrade fixed this "issue"

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