CD Burning software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Encanto, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Encanto macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Hello everyone,

    First, I would like to offer my apologiez if this question has been answered in different threads. I was unable to find it. I'm a new mac user and still trying to familize different software for my MBP2. Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone knows a good Music burning software that I may use with my MBP. I am clueless, please enlighten me.
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Roxio's Toast Titanium is the go-to for-pay CD burning app on the Mac. There are a couple freeware ones, but none I've had a tremendous amount of luck with. Toast is a great app to have around for those more advanced burning needs.

    Of course, if iTunes supports the audio files you want to burn, you can burn audio CDs right in iTunes.
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    iTunes would likely do what you need. Make a playlist and then select burd the disk. You can choos either audio format or MP3 format disks.
  4. Encanto thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Grreat! Thank you very much! I will look into Roxio.
  5. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    I would try out iTunes first and see if it does everything you need. After all, you already own it. It burns audio disks, mp3 disks, and data disks. And the OS will burn all your other files.
  6. road dog macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2004
    Toast is the way to go... does way more than the basic burning in iTunes...

    gapless recording (great for live music)
    music DVDs as well as audio CDs
    disc labeling and case covers
    make backup copies of your audio CDs originals
  7. czeluff macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    Toast and Smoke

    Dude.....Toast Titanium....every Mac user uses it. Incredible....despite being made by Roxio, who makes horrible Windows apps.

    Another one is called Disco, i've never tried it. Its new, and corny, but it's alot cheaper, and its based off of Toast.
  8. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    Gee...I don't use it. :confused:
  9. OldCorpse macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2005
    compost heap
    It all depends on what you want to burn... as others have pointed out, you can use iTunes and the burner that comes with your utilities already on your MBP.

    As for Toast, indeed, it is a premium product for mac users (there is a new version - 8 - coming out in January according to a thread here on macrumors)... but even so, I don't think Toast is the best at everything... for example, if you want to create your own DVDs, then DVDSP from Apple is better IMHO as far as burning DVDs (gives you better control over bitrate).

    Otherwise, in addition to Disco, you can try out a few free ones such as Burn, or Liquid CD, or Brand. Go to versiontracker and you'll find a ton.
  10. fenixx macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2006
    Toast is great, especially for certain tasks, but if you need a basic drop/burn/done application, and the internal OSX solution/iTunes won't work, than you could probably look into Disco. It's a nice mid-level option for low cost.
  11. engt macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2006
    Gapless recording

    I read the posts on this topic in hopes of finding a solution to my problem. When I burned a CD using Toast or Burn and setting the pause to 0 seconds, I always got a microsecond's break between tracks. Pissed me off, because to me, 0 seconds means gapless. There's no other way to do it in Toast or Burn. Then I decided to try iTunes although I didn't have much hope for it. I converted the MP3 files to Apple lossless and created a playlist with the CD's name. Then I used the Burn Playlist to Disc option in the File menu, and it worked perfectly. One point for iTunes, zero points for Toast and Burn. I use Toast and Popcorn for almost all my burning, but when I want to burn another gapless CD, it'll be iTunes for me.
  12. Encanto thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Thank you for the advice. i will look into burning with itunes.
  13. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    if your just going to be burning data, films and music there is no need to buy any 3rd party products, as it all comes with the mac. you can use burn folders for data and films idvd and music itunes.
  14. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    I would recommend using iTunes. Its free and already on your machine. I doubt if it makes sense spending the money on Toast. Btw - Toast 8 will appear soon. So in the case you still want Toast - wait a little.
  15. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Jan 1, 2007
    I too would recommend Roxio Toast.

    I know that Roxio made some sh*t software for PC's, but Toast for Mac's is awesome :cool:

  16. czeluff macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2006
    stopped using Toast

    lol, ok, so i made the post above saying how Toast was so great. And it is....except that it costs money.

    I found a burning app called "Burn": does all the same things Toast does (to my knowledge), and it uses much less ram and HD space.

    Give it a try.


    p.s. I decided Disco isn't corny. it's actually kinda cool to blow into your MIC and see the smoke/fire/haze/etc react accordingly.
  17. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    Yeah, no kidding. My worst windows experiences has been with Roxio products. Avoid it like the plague.

    In any case, I have not come across a "burning" issue that required Toast, yet. iTunes for music, Finder for data. The only thing OSX lacks for me is multi session burning through Finder. Disk Utility can do it, but Windows cannot read it then. Fortunately, almost all of my data burning is for backups, where I don't leave much room on the disks for additional burns, anyways.

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