Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2
    Specs:
    iMac 20" 2.4ghz 4gb ram
    Burning CD's HELP!!!
    So, i lost my 'Mac virginity' the other day, and overall i'm chuffed with it....although.... i am having some trouble, and i may just be being a bit dim, but how do you create a normal cd to play on a house stereo or a car stereo? All i seem to be able to do is burn it in mpeg4 (m4a) format. This is obviously no use! After various searches on google, i found Roxio to be quite popular, but it doesn't say anywhere about making 'normal' cds or even just doing straight copies! I'm ready to beat iTunes with a big stick! Could some bright spark save me from going mad???! Ta.

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Jun 23, 2008
    Location
    Hoover, AL
    Posts
    81
    Specs:
    Mac Mini
    You need to burn it audio format or .wav file format.
    War Eagle!

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Sep 22, 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2
    Specs:
    iMac 20" 2.4ghz 4gb ram
    Do you think you could explain it a bit more for me? I'm really in over my head with the OSX system. Is it a case of dragging and dropping the files, or is there more too it than that?

    Regards, Paul

  4. #4

    hughvane's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 18, 2008
    Location
    Banks Peninsula, Canterbury
    Posts
    3,326
    Specs:
    MacMini 4.1, OS 10.11 and 10.6; Macbook Pro 8.2, OS 10.11, MacBook 4.1, OS 10.6.8
    Quote Originally Posted by pdance1986 View Post
    how do you create a normal cd to play on a house stereo or a car stereo? ... i found Roxio to be quite popular
    In Roxio Toast you're given 4 options - Data, Audio, Video, Copy. When you choose Audio to burn, Toast automatically converts files to .aiff, which will play on a car or house stereo system.

    There's also Quickburn which is a simplified version similar to Toast.
    http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Automat...ick-Burn.shtml

    in iTunes, choose Preferences > Advanced > Burning > Audio CD. General rule for audio burning is 4x (ie. slower is better). iTunes will convert .mp3 etc to standard audio format.

    You can burn CDs in Finder too. It's best if you go to Help in Finder (top menu bar) and type Burn in the search field.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Burning again
    By maddock in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-23-2008, 09:56 PM
  2. CD burning?
    By ChrisMBP in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-23-2008, 04:16 PM
  3. Burning Help..
    By L0GiC in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-14-2007, 05:36 AM
  4. DVD Burning and Image Burning Software
    By alexfair in forum OS X - Apps and Games
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-24-2006, 04:47 PM
  5. burning
    By shimanok2 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-20-2005, 05:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •