Why can't I burn a CD???

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  1. macgirl89 macrumors member

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    I tried burning an album to a CD using Finder. I dragged the files to the folder and clicked "Burn." Track 1 was going OK; it completed burning and then was "verifying." After that, it stopped burning. I was wondering why it didn't burn the other tracks but then thought maybe it really did because I was doing something else also at the time. Then I try putting it in a CD player: it won't play and there's only the first track available.

    Two questions:

    1) Do I need to highlight all the tracks before I click "Burn" so that it burns all of them instead of just one?

    2) Why didn't the first track play in a CD player? Do you think it's because it's a .FLAC file? (I thought .FLAC were CD-quality anyway.) Would a .mp3 file work?
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    Sounds like you brunt a data CD, where all the files are stored in a single data track. That wouldn't play in a CD player unless the player can read data files, and most likely those files should be .mp3 or WAV.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Convert .flac files to .mp3 using Max, then import and burn the songs using iTunes.
     
  4. macgirl89 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, guys! :D

    I'm gonna burn the CD using iTunes now, but I have a dumb question. How do I make the tracks in the right order in iTunes? I always thought they automatically went in the correct order if the track numbers were entered in "Get Info" (which they are)...
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    You can drag them around in the play list and put them in the order you want.
     

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