What is a good cd burning software for MAc's?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jdm_rsx, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Jdm_rsx macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2004
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    hey guys,
    im a new mac user and in search of a MAC cd burning software...

    or does it already come included on my mac? what is it called?

    i have a 12 inch iBook, just bought...a few days ago...

    thanks a lot for help!

  2. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    There are basic disk burning capabilities via the finder, just insert a cd, drag and copy your files, then select burn disk. iTunes burns music disks. If you want something more advanced get Roxio Toast Titanium, it has a lot of capabilities.
  3. Jdm_rsx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2004
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    where can i get roxio?

    thanks! how much is it? or is it a shareware? freeware?

  4. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
  5. 1_4m_m1n3 macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2004
    dragon burn

    if roxio doesnt work for you, try dragon burn. for music use the ituns burning utility, but that is the best program ive used for burning sortware and programs.

    its not free. in fact, its pretty expensive. look for the free trial. it comes with 10 uses. check it out, and if you like it, you could buy it or keep downloading the trial. good lick finding something that works for you
  6. advres Guest


    Oct 3, 2003
    Remember. If you don't want to shell out money for quality products like Toast you can always go to versiontracker and download something there for free. It probably won't be as good but hey, it was free.

    p.s. - I find burning via the finder very slow. iTunes is ok but still not what I am looking for. I would just spring for Toast. I have used it for a long time and have no regrets.
  7. moot macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2004
    in the great Asian wonderland
    Toast is great but maybe not worth it unless you plan on doing lots of burning.

    I usually use Finder or Disk Utility to burn. And iTunes is fine for making audio CDs.

    For help on how to use finder just open up Mac Help (under Help bar at top of screen) and type in Burn. Loads of usefull advice pops up.
  8. lasix macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2004
    Vienna, Austria
    FireStarter FX

    FireStarter FX by Project:Omega comes free.

    Right from their website:

    What is FireStarter FX?

    FireStarter is a pure Cocoa, Mac OS X only burning application which will allow you to duplicate all kind of CDs (even those that other Mac OS X applications won't), burn VCDs and SVCDs, and have access to unique features such as overburning and CDDB access.

    It's also a very easy way of burning disc images from the PC world:
    It handles perfectly well cue/bin files, which are so common on Windows, and which were very hard to burn with other tools.

    Plus, it's a very easy way to erase an RW media, without the hassle of Disk Utility.

    What FireStarter FX is not:

    FireStarter FX is not a tool to back up DVD-Videos, nor a transcoding tool to encode your videos in other formats such as MPEG4, MPEG2, MPEG1 or DivX (yet? ;-))

    I've used it for a while and liked it a lot.

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