How to Burn a CD from iTunes

Tip 2: Burn Your Music onto CD via iTunes Step 1: Launch iTunes and create your playlist. ... Note: Please make sure all the songs in the playlist are authorized for this computer. ... Step 2: Insert a blank CD into your computer. ... Step 3: Click the "Burn" button to begin copying the songs from your computer to the CD. More items...

Are you looking to create a CD from your iTunes playlist? It’s an easy process, and this guide will show you how to do it step-by-step.

First, make sure you have iTunes open and a blank CD handy. Keep in mind that some devices might not be compatible with CD-RWs, so it’s best to use a CDR for device compatibility.

Next, create a playlist by right-clicking anywhere on the left side of the screen and selecting “New Playlist.” Name it something like “CD for Car,” and add the tracks you want by clicking on the three dots and selecting “Add to Playlist.”

Make sure you don’t add too many tracks, as there is only about 80 minutes of audio time on a standard CD. Once you’ve added your desired tracks, left-click on the playlist on the left side, and insert the blank CD into the drive.

A message will pop up asking you to select the playlist that contains the items you want to burn. Click “OK,” then click on “File” and select “Burn Playlist to Disc.” Choose the maximum possible speed and select “Audio CD” for the best compatibility with most CD players.

Once you’re ready to start burning, click “Burn” and wait patiently. Don’t try to interrupt the process or do anything else on your computer while it’s burning, as it’s a real-time process.

When it’s finished, the CD will eject automatically, and you can enjoy your new CD. Remember that once you’ve burnt the CD, you cannot add any more tracks to it.

In summary, burning a CD from iTunes is a straightforward process. Just make sure you have a playlist with a sensible amount of tracks and a blank CDR, follow the steps, be patient, and enjoy your new CD!


How can I burn a CD from my iTunes library?
Create a CD or DVD Create a playlist that contains the songs or files you want to burn to the disc. Choose View >, View As >, Songs and make sure the items you want to include have a checkmark beside them. Insert a blank disc. Select the playlist, then choose File >, Burn Playlist to Disc.
Why can't I burn a CD from iTunes?
You can't burn a disc directly from your iTunes library, the radio, a shared playlist, or your iPod. For instructions, see Create a playlist. If you choose File >, Burn Playlist to Disc but nothing happens or the wrong songs are burned, make sure the songs you want to include on the disc have a checkmark beside them.
Can I still burn a CD with iTunes?
You can use iTunes to create your own CDs and DVDs with audio and video from your iTunes library. Important: You can't burn the following to CDs or DVDs: Movies and TV shows purchased from the iTunes Store.
What are the burn settings in iTunes?
In the iTunes app on your PC, use Burn settings to include information about the CD you want to burn, change the amount of silence between songs, and more. To set these options, see Create CDs and DVDs. Choose the disc burner to use.