iTunes won't burn audio cd

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kmacripple, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Kmacripple macrumors member

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    iTunes will not burn an audio cd on my iMac G5 rev. B. I can burn a data cd from the Finder in Tiger 10.4, but iTunes will give me one of two error messages when burning an audio cd:

    "laser power level failed to calibrate to the media" or
    "medium write error"

    I have repaired permissions, deleted iTunes preferences, tried every burn speed, iTunes is set to audio cd burning, and I tried to use a new user account. The cds are Sony, and I have used them in the past, plus they work with Finder burning. I can also burn DVD's. Anyone have any ideas to fix this.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, but Apple's Support article isn't very useful other than saying maybe you should try quitting some other open apps. :eek:
     
  3. Kmacripple thread starter macrumors member

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    I know I have been on their support page all day. All other apps have been closed too. I am out of ideas.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, not sure if it'll help, but are these songs purchased from iTMS? What bit rate are they?
     
  5. Kmacripple thread starter macrumors member

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    Some are from iTMS, one is an mp3 128 kbps, the rest are AAC 128 kbps.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, sorry, I've got nothing. Maybe try giving Apple a quick call or something. This is strange. :confused:
     
  7. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

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    I've got the same problem. Have trouble burning via iTunes and Toast. Haven't tried since I upgraded to Tiger because I rarely burn anything. Nonetheless, I believe my applecare expires in December so I plan on getting to the bottom of this before then.
     
  8. pyronaut macrumors newbie

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    Check Itunes > Preferences > Burning

    Check Itunes > Preferences > Burning

    Select "Audio CD"
    For some reason it's defaulted to "Data Disc" since I upgraded my imacs :D
     

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