How to create an Audio CDs using iTunes.

[instuct.ehc.edu/audiocd - July 20, 2012 ]

Step one: Download and install iTunes. I usually start by Googling "itunes download" and go from there. You will need to pick the version for Windows or Mac.

Step two: Install the software. It's usually obvious, but if not, get someone from IT (like me or Scott) or an "IT" savy colleague to help you.

Step three: Find the folder with the MP3 files that will be used to create the audio disks. Other formats may also work, but some may require conversion to MP3.

Step four: Launch itunes and create a "Playlist"

Step five: select the MP3 files (ctrl-click selected files) and right click the set and choose "Copy"

Step six: click inside the iTunes playlist and the choose "Edit/paste" via the menu at the top of the iTunes screen. That should put those files in the playlist in iTunes

Step seven: check the boxes, or uncheck the boxes, of the items in the playlist that you want to put on the first (and perhaps only) audio CD.

Step eight : put a blank CD in the cd burner in your machine. (older machines, > 4 years or so, may not CD drives that can read, but cannot burn)

Step eight : Use iTunes file menu at the top of the screen to select "Burn Playlist to disk". When the dialog box comes up be sure that it is checked to create an audio CD.

Step nine: Wait till the CD is created and then click the button in iTunes next to the CD name to eject the CD.

Here is a brief video* of starting with the creation of a "Playlist" in iTunes. There are a couple of places where the user's actions are off screen, but I believe this video is adequate for a quick demonstration: : http://screencast.com/t/1POf4EJx       The video stops when the process of writing to the CD starts. The last step, of ejecting the CD is shown in the screencapture below:

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*[The above video was created using Jing. If you have a need to make similar short videos, ask me about Jing ]

Here are some screen captures related to steps:

Step four: Launch itunes and create a "Playlist" new playlist  
Step five: select the MP3 files (ctrl-click selected files) and right click the set and choose "Copy" ctrl_click  
Step six: click inside the iTunes playlist and the choose "Edit/paste" via the menu at the top of the iTunes screen. That should put those files in the playlist in iTunes edit paste  
Step seven: check the boxes, or uncheck the boxes, of the items in the playlist that you want to put on the first (and perhaps only) audio CD. checked  
Step eight : Use iTunes file menu at the top of the screen to select "Burn Playlist to disk". burn  
When the dialog box comes up be sure that it is checked to create an audio CD. burn settings  
Step nine: Wait till the CD is created and then click the button in iTunes next to the CD name to eject the CD. eject