How to Burn an MP3 CD on a Mac

by J.S. Copper

An MP3-capable CD player allows the user to create a data CD full of MP3s that can be played back, just like a regular audio CD. The benefit to this is that burning the files as a data CD, you can fit a lot more files than you can properly formatted audio files in the audio CD format. Mac OS X includes extremely easy data CD creation.

Step 1

Create a new burn folder on your desktop by select "File" > "New Burn Folder" from the Finder's menu bar. Name the folder what you wish. The folder will be designated with the fallout shelter symbol.

Step 2

Drag all the MP3s into this folder. OS X creates shortcuts to the actual MP3s, so you don't have to worry about messing up the folder structure and MP3 location of your music library.

Step 3

Insert a blank CD into the computer's Super Drive (CD/DVD burner).

Open the Burn Folder. Click "Burn" in the upper-right of the window. A window will open, allowing you to specify speed and confirm the action. A window showing the progress will appear. Once the burn is complete, the MP3 CD will automatically eject.


About the Author

J.S. Copper began writing professionally in 2008, specializing in technology, running and health-related topics. He has worked with a handful of technology websites providing tutorials, tips and tricks. Prior to writing, Copper worked in Web design

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