Burning Software

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  1. fstigre macrumors regular

    fstigre

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    Hi,

    I have been using Macs for the last two years and believe it or not I don't have burning software.

    I'm panning on having some MP3s burned but I don't know what software to use.

    Can someone recommend me a nice one? If it's free would be better.

    Thanks,
    fstigre
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Actually you do, because several of the programs that are included with your computer will do what you need.

    The best choice for an MP3 cd is iTunes. Just place all of the files you want in a playlist, then click "Burn Disk" at the bottom of the iTunes window. It will prompt you to choose a speed (leave at the default usually), and type (choose MP3 cd in this case, unless you want to be able to play them in a normal CD player, in which case the Audio CD is the correct choice). Click Burn, pop in a disk, and off you go!

    In addition, if you just want to burn files to be accessible on a computer, you can simply insert a blank disk and click ok to the dialog that pops up, and it will place an icon for the blank disk on the Desktop. Drag the files you want onto the blank disk, then drag the disk to the Trash (which will change to an eject symbol once you start dragging the disk), and it will prompt you to burn it. Again, click ok and you're done!

    jW
     
  3. fstigre thread starter macrumors regular

    fstigre

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    Wow! I didn't know iTunes could do this, awesome thank you!

    Now, will I be able to burn (copy, make a copy) cd and dvds? If yes, How?

    Thanks a lot,
    fstigre
     
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  5. fstigre thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, if I want to make cd/dvd copies I need some burning software?
     
  6. heySparky macrumors regular

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    Yup.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Use Burn, it's free.
     
  8. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    CD's are simple ie import them into iTUNES and then reburn them as a playlist.

    DVD's not so (becasue of the structure of the data on the list and the protection).



    The best way largely depends on what you are going to do the the DVD.

    - copy (rip) it on you your computer to watch it there.

    - transfer (export) it to another sort of devive e.g iphone, :apple:TV, or other media device

    -burn it to disks that you will just use on a computer

    -burn it to disks that with play on all (most) DVD players.

    There is a range of programs that do various aspects of these tasks for better or worse. (handbrake, MacTheRipper, RipIT, popcorn, toast, burn etc).

    Some free some quite expensive. MRoogle (search though the forum) for how-to-dos, becasue there is 100'000's of posts on the subject.
     
  9. fstigre thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    Toast 10 is a good program if you want to do some different burning but for your application you should be fine with everyone else's suggestions.
     
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