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kborghino Level 1 Level 1

how to burn a cd in itunes 11? just upgraded and totally lost

  • dconner2189 Level 1 Level 1

    right click the actual playlist on the left side of the screen if your on any computer.  Click the actual playlist itself on the far left side of the screen and a new menu will appear from there you can burn a CD.  Had the same issue, easy solution

  • Darlink Level 1 Level 1

    There is no navagation to the left anymore. it's all at the top and pointless as far as I can tell

  • Le Femme_Sucre Level 1 Level 1

    I'm assuming that you are familiar with the old iTunes platform but in case you are not  (or someone else is not) I'm giving detailed instructions.


    You need to create a playlist first. Go to the tiny square in the top left hand corner and select the drop down menu.


    Select "New" > "New Playlist"

    Give your playlist a name


    Then select the music you want to burn by searching for the album, artist genre etc. There is a search bar (w/magnifying glass icon) in the top right corner.


    Once the song appears right-click and select "Add to Playlist" > (playlist name)

    If you want to add multiple songs, or a whole album select the first song, press and hold the shift key while pressing the arrow down key to highlight all of the songs


    Note: If you aren't in full screen view arrow down may not select all songs in which case you will then arrow right.So press and hold "Shift" arrow down, then arrow right.


    Right click the highlighted songs and select "Add to Playlist" > (playlist name)


    At the top of your iTunes screen (beneath the rectangle) there is a menu going horizontally. It should say : Songs, Albums, Artists, Genres, Playlist, Radio, Match.


    Select "Playlist".


    There will be a list of your playlist on the left hand side. Select the playlist that you sent your songs(and/or album) to.


    Insert a blank disk into your drive.


    Select the tiny square drop down menu at the top left hand corner. Select "Show Menu Bar".  You should now see a horizontal menu  (top left) of your screen saying:


    File, Edit, View, Controls, Store, Help


    Select "File" > "Burn Playlist to Disc"


    A pop up window will appear giving you the option to change the burn settings. It is best to leave said settings alone unless you MUST change them for whatever reason.


    Select "Burn"


    The notification bar (long rectangle top center of iTunes window) will tell you that your CD had finished burning, Just eject and you're done!


    Hope this helps

  • joseph fromsanta fe Level 1 Level 1

    Once you have found playlists on the left of the screen, open the one you want, then scroll down and select the tool symbol at the bottom of the playlists, where there is an option to burn a CD from a playlist.  Good Luck...Joe

  • everythingMac Level 1 Level 1

    THIS SOLVED MY PROBLEM . . . .from Le Femme_Sucre. Thank you for the detail and exact location/directions.

  • lizandcass Level 1 Level 1

    Many thanks for that detailed description. I too was lost with the abbreviated version, but the detailed one did the job for me. Thank you! (I don't find iTunes 11 as intuitive as previous versions. Perhaps I will get used to it)

  • Road Glider Level 1 Level 1

    You ARE good!! I'm impressed! Thanks much.

  • Lake_Papa Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you Le Femme_Sucre for your detailed directions for burning a CD.  I burned a CD of a Playlist but the Track Names, Album Name, Artwork, etc. did not transfer to the new CD.  I had manually entered all this info in iTunes before I created the playlist so assumed the new CD would have all this info but it didn't show when I imported the new CD into iTunes on my windows laptop.  Thanks again for your excellent assistance.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9

    Lake_Papa wrote:


    I burned a CD of a Playlist but the Track Names, Album Name, Artwork, etc. did not transfer to the new CD.


    CDs do not have this information. iTunes looks up & displays this info from when you insert a CD.

  • BMOCroc Level 1 Level 1

    i do not like this version of itunes much. i dont understand why they just dont have a Burn icon or at least just be able to right click and album and select burn album... ugh

  • Tibbs90 Level 1 Level 1

    I totally agree. For all the simplicity that Apple prupots to be for, what happend to it being easy to burn a CD? Why should I have to create a playlist that I will be deleting when I'm done just to burn a CD. That just doesn't sound intuitive.

  • reno3000 Level 1 Level 1

    Definitely different than earlier versions but message boards like this certainly help!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9

    ctrl B = Show Sidebar

    ctrl S = Show Menus


    Looks just like previous versions.

  • JavierCa Level 1 Level 1

    OK, So I have a short of simmilar problem, but I believe much harder to solve: I get this window when I try to burn a play list:

    Burner window.tiff

    As you can see there is message in the to saying "no supported Disc burner found" And as you try to burn it gices you the same error message.

    I have an updated version of iTunes 11.2.2 (3)


    Where is my burning software?



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