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  • JohnZonie Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    So I created a smart playlist that matched kind to MPEG audio file AND date added is today's date. That contained the tracks I wanted. I then right clicked on the smart playlist, selected burn playlist to disk, specified MP3 CD and the disk played fine in my car audio system! Thanks to all for the help.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,075 points)

    Glad you got it sorted!

  • bigredi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sometimes Apple makes things to easy for us mind-full people. itunes makes it too simple to make a cd car stereo-ready, from MP3 tunes. Just create your playlist. I just used my recently added link from the main left hand menu. It onl contained the songs I wanted to burn to disc. So I then selected "Burn to disc" and up pops the option to burn. Choose ~Disc Format, then ~Audio CD~ Then hit Burn.


    iTunes does the rest for you. I did not convert my MP3 tunes to AAC. I always thought I had to dothis first for a cd to work in non-computer players until today!

    Hope this helps others!!!....M

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,075 points)

    bigredi wrote:



    This was sorted out 11 months ago.



    iTunes does the rest for you. I did not convert my MP3 tunes to AAC.

    No reason to do this at all.

    iTunes will burn any audio file it can use (MP2, AAC, AIFF, WAV ALAC) to audioCd format. No need to convert first.

    But this thread is about burning an MP3 format CD, not an audio CD (which is what you did).

  • SwissPol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    On Mac, your best solution to create MP3 CDs for your car is MP3 CD Maker which can burn MP3 CDs from your iTunes playlists without requiring you to convert all your songs to MP3 format beforehand.

  • Dianasaur78 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I created an MP3 CD by using the Finder. iTunes would create the MP3s for me but would not burn them to disc. I found the MP3 files in the Finder and created a new Burn Folder. They burned fine but would not "verify" on their own for whatever reason. I simply ejected it, reloaded it, and verified it myself. How's that for bypassing iTunes. Now we'll see if it plays in my car. I may or may not get back to you on that. -Dianasaur

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