2 Replies Latest reply: May 19, 2008 6:22 AM by EP Meyer
Paul Quemades Level 1 Level 1
Hi. I burned a (spoken) CD to my HD using the Finder (but did not import it into iTunes) thinking that then simply burning it to a CD would make it playable on any CD player, not so. The Duplicated files are in AIFF format so I presume they are in the same format as on the original CD.
So the question is if I import these files into iTunes and then convert them to ACC format will the result be a playable CD disc? I already tried converting and each one of the original files is somewhere around 40 MB, after the conversion into ACC the result is considerably less. Does that mean considerably less audio quality? Any suggestions on how to make compatible duplicates of CDs welcome.
Thanx in advance.

iMac 20 intel, Mac OS X (10.5.1), none
Solved by EP Meyer on May 19, 2008 6:22 AM Solved
Burning a CD in Finder produces a data CD (i.e. not an audio CD) that can only be read by a computer. For making an audio CD, do the following:1. Open the disc you burned in Finder2. Select the AIF files, and drag them into an empty playlist in iTunes.3. Make sure the tracks are arranged in the correct order.4. At the bottom right corner of your iTunes window, there should be a button that says "Burn Disc." Insert a blank disc and press that button.You can also convert those AIF files to AAC, and and keep them in your iTunes library, or burn them to an audio CD. However, converting to AAC does result in a measurable loss of sound quality, so it’s better to stick with AIF when burning to CD.More info on burning audio CDs here:http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301917
  • Paul Quemades Level 1 Level 1
    '...convert to ACC' - of course I meant AAC
  • EP Meyer Level 2 Level 2
    Burning a CD in Finder produces a data CD (i.e. not an audio CD) that can only be read by a computer. For making an audio CD, do the following:

    1. Open the disc you burned in Finder
    2. Select the AIF files, and drag them into an empty playlist in iTunes.
    3. Make sure the tracks are arranged in the correct order.
    4. At the bottom right corner of your iTunes window, there should be a button that says "Burn Disc." Insert a blank disc and press that button.

    You can also convert those AIF files to AAC, and and keep them in your iTunes library, or burn them to an audio CD. However, converting to AAC does result in a measurable loss of sound quality, so it’s better to stick with AIF when burning to CD.

    More info on burning audio CDs here:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301917