2 most annoying things about panther.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dragula53, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. dragula53 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2003
    there are 2 things that are just bugging the crap out of me recently.

    1) Burning cd's with itunes.. when you eject, you still have a blank volume visible. happens on both of my macs.

    2) burning mp3 cd's with itunes.. sometimes the stuff I burn is in folders, sometimes it isn't. and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason why sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn't. at first, I thought it was maybe because some of my songs didn't have album names.. but they all have albums now, and still.. sometimes they end up in folders, and sometimes not.

    anybody else find this annoying?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I can't answer #1, but for #2, it depends on what field you have the playlist you want to burn in mp3 format on the cd-r sorted. if you sort by artist or albums, you get fodlers... If you sort by song, no folders.

    #2 is definitely an iTunes thing and not a Panther thing. #1 may also be an iTunes thing depending on what exactly is happening.
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    when you insert the cd, do you click ignore? i think clicking that would not put that blank volume on your desktop to begin with... i would test but i don't have blank cd's around, or any playlists to burn....

  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    Point#1..yes i always experience that , and its very annoying. and if u use toast, sometimes u wd have 3 mounts of same cd on ur desktop!!! To get by it, i just click ignore every time it asks..
    Point#2...no, i always burn from playlists, and till now it has never made folders..

  5. thejazzman10 Guest

    While we're on the subject, does filevault work now with all the updates?? :confused:
  6. dragula53 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2003
  7. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    From memory, this only happens if you initially choose to open it in Finder. There are several workarounds, including clicking the ignore button when a CD is inserted (as realityisterror and abhishekit said), or choosing to open it in iTunes. You can change how this is handled by default in the CDs & DVDs pane of System Preferences.

    I agree that this problem is a bug, and the above is just a workaround.
  8. encro macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2002
    1. This is dependant on your 'when you insert a blank CD' setting in the "CD & DVDs" system preferences prefPane. If it is set to 'Ask what to do...' then finder will take priority and ask what you want to do.

    2. There is actually consistent behaviour here but it's not so obvious apparently :)

    When you create a MP3 CD you need to select how you want it sorted on the CD. If for example you want a CD with all the artist's in their own seperate folder then you click on the Artist column in the playlist. You can sort by Album, Artist, Genre or anything so it provides some very interesting possibilities :cool:

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