Learn how to burn a CD or DVD on Mac easily, whether or not it has a built-in CD drive — 2022

Burning a CD or DVD on Mac was common a few years ago. Now, with the transition to other technologies, we find that the newest computers do not even have a CD and DVD reader. However, it can still be very useful for older computers that do have this element and even for those that use an external device. That's why in this post we show you how to burn a disc on macOS.

Burn a CD on Mac with iTunes

If you have a Mac that has macOS Mojave or earlier of the operating system, you will be able to carry out the recording of a CD or DVD on the Mac through the popular iTunes. How? Well, following these steps:

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    Insert the CD or DVD,either on the Mac if it has a CD reader included or on the external support that you must have connected to the computer. Open iTuneson the Mac. Generate a playlistwith the music you want to import onto the CD.
  1. Right-click on the playlist and select the option Burn playlist to disc.
  2. Click on the option Engrave.

Once this is done, the recording of the songs to the CD will begin and only It will be a matter of a few minutes for the process to finish and when this happens iTunes will send you a message informing you of it.

Burn content to a CD or DVD with Finder

If your operating system is macOS Catalina or later , you will have noticed that iTunes no longer appears, since it has been divided into several independent apps and the external device management part is now carried out with Finder. It should be noted that burning a CD or DVD through Finder can also be carried out on Mac with older versions . Therefore, it is a very useful method for everyone.

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To carry out this process you must insert the disc on your Mac or external CD drive and then a message will appear asking you what program you want to open the disc with. Here you must select Finder , although possibly this option was already marked by default. Now you should go to the left sidebar of Finder to see the new item called Untitled CD/DVD. Within this item an empty folder will appear, which you must fill with the content you want to record on the disc. For this you must drag or paste the files .

Once the content you want to burn is already in the disc folder, you can order it to your liking. In other words, if what you are going to record is a music CD, you will be able to choose the order of the tracks so that they will later be played that way. To start the process, you'll need to go to Finder's top toolbar and select File>Burn Untitled CD/DVD . Once the process is finished you will be informed by a pop-up window. At this point, the CD or DVD will be ready to be played on any compatible device, Apple or not.

And that's how simple the methods to burn a disc in macOS are. You will no longer have to be displaced by the new supports and you will be able to burn as many discs as you want through your Mac computer.