How to create and burn audio CD in Apple iTunes

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Apple iTunes is the default digital media player application for Mac OS X operating system, that is used to play and organize digital music, listen to podcasts and internet radios, or for watching videos. Apple iTunes is also an interface to manage contents of popular Apple devices such as iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
iTunes can connect to the iTunes Store, where you can purchase and download digital music, videos, movies, applications and games for iPhone, iPod, iPad and etc.. iTunes are available as a free download for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Apple iTunes music library
Apple iTunes


How to burn audio CD in iTunes

Apple iTunes can be used also as a simple burning software to create and burn audio CDs. Here are instructions how to create and burn audio CD in few steps.

Step 1

Open iTunes and select File → New Playlist menu.

Apple iTunes File menu

Step 2

iTunes will create a new untitled playlist, that you can name as you like in our example "My Trance Selection".

Apple Playlists menu

Step 3

After you have prepared the new playlist, you can drag songs from Music Library and drop them to your new playlist.

Apple iTunes song playlist

Step 4

When your playlist is finalized you can select File → Burn Playlist option. Be careful, audio CD has the capacity 80 minutes. If the playlist is longer then 80 minutes, iTunes is not able to burn the audio CD.

Apple iTunes File Menu

Step 5

iTunes wil show a dialog window with Burn Settings. Burn audio CD by 8x, 16x or maximal 24x speed, audio CDs burned by faster speeds have problems with reading in some CD players.

Apple iTunes Burning settings

Step 6

After you are satisfied with Burn Settings, put an empty CD disc in your CD burner and click on the  'Burn' button and wait until iTunes finishes the burning.

Related software and links:

Apple iTunes for Mac icon

Apple iTunes for Mac    Apple macOS / Mac OS X platform
Program used to organize and plays your digital music and video

Apple iTunes for Windows icon

Apple iTunes for Windows    Microsoft Windows platform
Multimedia file manager and library for Apple users


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