iTunes Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joelw135, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. joelw135 macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #1
    As a new user if a iMac and a iPod I have the following question. I wanted to set my iMac up for recording and read my book for OSX and it said to go in iTunes to the Preferences menu then Advanced then the burn tab, but I don't have a burn tab in advanced. Is the book wrong or am I just doing something wrong?
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, California
    #2
    Set to Mac up for recording? Are you a musician?

    If all you want to do is burn a music CD with a playlist on it then make a play list then notice on the bottom right a little icon "burn" click that while you have the playlist active. I think your book is not up to date with the latest iTunes software.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #3
    I agree that this i probably whats going on. Follow what ChrisA said.
     
  4. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #4
    Here seems to be the problem! I import the tracks, but how do you import directly to a playlist? Am I making a Playlist which is top of the drop down menu, or a Playlist folder which is half way down the list?
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #5
    Woah woah woah, slow down. How are you going from Burning a CD to Importing to a playlist? What are you trying to again? You want to record music? Or are you saying you want to copy music to your computer from CD's? Thats called importing, or ripping.

    When you import you import to your Library, not to a playlist.
     
  6. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #6
    Sorry! What I want to do is copy a music CD. What I did so far was "Imported the Tracks". Then I removed the CD. I then made a new play list using the menu "Create New Play List" I then copied the tracks to the new play list. Then hit burn. I was able to make the CD. My question is why can't I import directly into the play list that I just created?
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    #7
    Playlists are just shortcuts to the songs in the library, they don't contain the actual songs. That's why when you delete a song from a playlist, it doesn't delete it from the library.

    You need to have the songs in your library before you can make a playlist.
     
  8. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #8
    OK so method is:
    1. Import off of music CD
    2. Make a Play List
    3. Move tracks into Play List
    4. Burn CD

    Does that sound correct?
     
  9. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

    Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Location:
    far away
    #9
    You can connect step 2 and 3:

    Select the songs and press shift-cmd-N.
     
  10. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #10
    OK so shift-cmd-N creates the play list. Is that correct? Sorry for all the questions, coming from a PC one wrong key combo can cost you hours.
     
  11. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

    Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2005
    Location:
    far away
    #11
    Select the songs and shift-cmd-N creates a playlist with this songs in it.
     
  12. joelw135 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joelw135

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    #12
    Thank you that is great! Solves a big problem.
     

Share This Page