How to Burn a CD in iTunes

Once you have received confirmation from iTunes that it detected the blank CD, Right-click (Windows) or control-click (Mac) on the playlist or smart playlist, and choose Burn Playlist to Disc .

Burning a CD using iTunes might seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite simple. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to create an audio CD using iTunes.

Before you get started, make sure you have a blank CD handy. It’s important to note that once you’ve burnt the CD, you cannot add any more tracks to it, regardless of whether it’s a CDR or a CD of W.

Step 1: Open iTunes and create a playlist

Once iTunes is open, create a playlist of the tracks you want to add to your CD. To create a new playlist, right-click anywhere on the left-hand side of the screen, and select “New Playlist”. Give your playlist a name, and then select the tracks you want to add to it. Make sure you don’t go above 80 minutes of audio time on a standard CD, or it won’t burn properly.

Step 2: Insert the blank CD

Once you’ve created your playlist, insert the blank CD into your computer’s disc drive. iTunes will automatically detect the CD and prompt you to select the playlist you want to burn.

Step 3: Burn the CD

Click “OK”, and then select “File” > “Burn Playlist to Disc”. Choose the maximum possible speed to burn the CD, and select “Audio CD” as the disc format. You can choose to have a gap between songs or not, and include CD text or not. If you’re creating an MP3 CD, make sure your CD player is compatible with it.

Once you’re ready, click “Burn”. This process might take some time, so be patient and don’t interrupt it. Avoid using your computer for other tasks while the CD is being burned, as it could interrupt the process.

Step 4: Enjoy your CD!

Once the CD is finished burning, it will automatically eject from your computer. Congratulations, you’ve successfully burned a CD using iTunes!

In conclusion, burning a CD using iTunes is a simple process that can be accomplished in just a few steps. Follow this guide, and you’ll be enjoying your new CD in no time.


Why won't iTunes let me burn a CD?
Try using a different brand of media or a different type of disc (for example, CD-RW instead of CD-R). Try choosing a lower burn speed. Some CD-RW drives don't work with iTunes. After you choose File >, Burn Playlist to Disc, if your drive is shown next to CD Burner, it works with iTunes.
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.
How do I burn a CD from my music library?
Insert a blank disc into your CD or DVD burner. If your PC has more than one CD or DVD drive, select the drive you want to use. Search for the items in your Player Library that you want to burn to the disc, and then drag them to the list pane (on the right side of the Player Library) to create a burn list.
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.