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can't burn CD new iMac Mountain Lion

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jimshea Calculating status...
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Oct 15, 2012 8:41 AM

New iMac 21" 2011 model, Mountain Lion. When connect and use camera with USB port, everything works fine, but there is no disk icon for the camera and when I disconnect it says "not ejected properly" etc. And when I tried to burn a CD, I first put it in the superdrive and used Disk Utility to erase (it was a new CD-R). After erase completed. I clicked on "Burn" went through iTunes to burn some music, but nothing would be accepted (all grayed out). Again there was no disk icon to work with, which seems to be the trouble. Any ideas?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (21,990 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to jimshea)

    Do you have your Finder Preferences set to show CDs?

     

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    In iTunes, read the help - you need to create a playlist and then you can burn that. That is for music. If you want to burn video to a DVD, you need burn software such as iDVD (included in retail iLife 09 or 11 disk available at online resellers), Roxio Toast ($$$), or google for free ones like Burn - I've not tried that, so have no idea if it is any good. I use iDVD and Toast.

  • leetut Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to babowa)

    can't burn CD new iMac Mountain Lion

    finder gives errors

    no option in itunes to make a cd

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wasted 2 hours of my life on this simple task

    wasted 4 cds

    wasted 2 thousand pounds on junk

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (21,990 points)
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    Nov 24, 2012 7:58 AM (in response to leetut)

    If you decide to calm down long  enough to actually check:

     

    1. you have to create a Playlist in iTunes in order to burn a CD.

     

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    2. If you get errors, it is most likely one or both of these: a) cheap media (the Superdrives are finicky, buy quality brands - mine only likes Verbatim) or b) your burn speed was too fast - burn any CD or DVD as slowly as possible, it cuts down on errors. I've never had a problem using those two methods.

     

    3. So, which brand CDs did you use?

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 8:30 AM (in response to leetut)

    leetut wrote:

     

    can't burn CD new iMac Mountain Lion

    finder gives errors

    no option in itunes to make a cd

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wasted 2 hours of my life on this simple task

    wasted 4 cds

    wasted 2 thousand pounds on junk

    and yet you continue to waste time with 2 thousnads pounds worht of junk...

    Get rid of it and be happy elsewhere.

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