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Dec 07,2018 • Filed to: CD Burner • Proven solutions

What Is Burning CD and How to Do That?

We’ve probably heard the term “Burn a CD” before, but what is burning a CD actually? What does it mean, and what would it mean to you if you do it? Well, that’s what we’re going to be covering today! Down below, we’ve listed all the important things that one should know when it comes to burning CDs. Starting with a brief overview of burning CDs and then finishing it up with two unique ways of doing so!

Part 1. What is Burning CD?

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To start, let’s talk about what you will get when you’ve burned a CD. Already, you probably get the basics of it. Burning a CD, after all, is just another way of saying inputting information onto a disc. Burning becomes the scribing process, wherein in data in the form of audio, video, etc. is permanently inscribed into a compact disc that can be read using DVD or CD players. Let’s break this thing down further in further detail:

1. Compact Disc

The compact disc, or the CD, is the storage vessel that takes in the information. It’s a lot like the flash drives that are more commonly used in this day in age. It can carry and store all sorts of files — be it in the form of audio, video, images, etc. There are different types of compact discs but only in that, they hold different information.

2. Types of Compact Discs

There are only a couple of distinct types of compact discs, and as mentioned — they’re only separated by the information stored inside of them. There is, for example, audio CDs. Those are CDs that hold music files that can then be heard by inserting the audio disc into a CD player. Now, if what you’re looking for is more of a storage disc (for holding files that you want to back up or save in a safe form), then you’d want to create a Data CD. Those tend to be able to hold more information, allowing you to store tons of data inside one compact disc.

3. The Speed of Burning Time

The process of burning a CD is rather simple, but it’s the waiting time that usually gets to people. Which is why one might be confused when given the choice of burning speed. Why wouldn’t you pick the fastest option? Well, that would depend on the CD you’re creating and the drive in which you’re using to burn the CD. Faster burning times means you’ll get your CD out faster. However, there is a chance that you might lose quality the faster that you go.

4. Why Burn a CD?

Outside of regular audio CDs or data discs, why should you burn a CD? Well, that will depend on you, but a lot of people find it helpful to back up and store information onto compact discs. That way should their data get corrupted, they can have a version of it to fall back on.

5. How to Burn a CD?

If you want to burn a CD. Then you’re going to need a blank disc, the data that you want to copy, and a DVD/CD driver that you can use to read the blank disc and then burn that disc at the same time. As for the process itself, continue reading down below to find out!

Part 2. How to Burn Music to CD

The best way to burn a CD is to use a program like the Wondershare DVD Creator. With it, you’ll be able to copy data whilst ensuring that you won’t be losing anything when it comes to the quality of your data. What’s more, it’s pretty simple to use too! You won’t need a special manual to use this, and we’ll show you just how easy it is in the tutorial below! But first, let’s talk about some of the other things it might be able to do for you:

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  • · Convert H.264 videos to DVD/Blu-ray Disc/ISO File/DVD Folder/Data Disc with fast speed and high-quality output.
  • · Edit H.264 videos with features of cropping/trimming/rotating videos, add subtitle, apply effects, and others.
  • · Select H.264 to DVD menu with 100+ template design from Movie, Memory, to Travel theme.
  • · Customize H.264 DVD menu with parameters such as background image, music, text, and others.
  • · Additional functions including ISO to DVD, Data Disc, Video Editor, Slideshow Maker, DVD to Video, DVD to DVD, One-click to Burn DVD, etc.
  • · Both DVD5 and DVD9 disc are available.
  • · Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.
  • ● One-Click Burn Feature for easy CD Burning
  • ● Create Audio Disc for listening to Music on compatible CD Players
  • ● Store Documents, Videos, Images, Audio, etc. and create Data Discs
  • ● Edit media before burning using the built-in video editor
  • ● Create Smart Slideshows for presenting information using built-in slideshow maker

How to Burn Music to CD with Wondershare DVD Creator

Step One: Select CD Burner

Firstly, download and install Wondershare DVD Creator in your computer. In the welcome screen, you'll see 6 main features of this program. Select CD Burner and you'll enter the feature main interface.

How to Burn Music to CD - Start Wondershare DVD Creator

Step Two: Add Music into Program

Now you have 3 options to add music into the program window: you can drag and drop the music files into the program window, or click the big Add Music icon to add music files, or click File > Add Files at the upper left corner to browse and add music files from your computer.

How to Burn Music to CD - Add Music to CD Burner

Step Three: Start Burning Music to CD

Afer adding music files to the program, you can organize the order of the songs. After the arrangement, you can click the Burn button at the lower right bottom to start burning music to CD.

How to Burn Music to CD - Start Burning Music to CD

Part 3. How to Burn Music to CD on Mac

As a bit of an extra tip. We’ve also decided to include a tutorial on how you might go about burning music to a CD on a Mac computer. For this, we’re going to be depending on the idea that you’re a general Apple user as well. Why? Well, it’s more helpful if you regularly use iOS devices — at least, enough to have purchased songs from the iTunes store.

How to Burn Music to CD on Mac

Step One: Playlist

If you do have an iTunes account, and regularly listen to songs on your iOS device, then you probably have countless playlists! That’s good! You’re going to need one. If not, then you can create a playlist from the songs in your iTunes library. Select audio, right-click, and click the following options: Add to Playlist > “New Playlist” to create a playlist from scratch.

How to Burn Music to CD - Creat Playlist in iTunes

Step Two: File > Burn

Once you have the playlist that you want to use, you need to click the following options: File tab > “Burn Playlist to Disc”.

How to Burn Music to CD - Select Burn Playlist to Disc

Step Three: Burn Settings

The Burn Settings window should appear on your screen (shown in the image below.) You’ll be able to choose a couple of options here, but for our purposes — creating an Audio Disc, we’ve chosen the following options:

  • ● Preferred Speed: Maximum Possible
  • ● Disc Format: Audio CD

Once you’ve selected your choices, click the “Burn” button to create your audio CD!

How to Burn Music to CD - Burn Settings

Conclusion:

Compact Discs might seem complicated at first, but they’re really not all that bad. Hopefully, we’ve answered you ‘What is Burning CD’ question and cleared up a couple of extra things that will help you along the way. But, if you’re still not quite there, we recommend making things as simple as possible by using an intuitive program like the Wondershare DVD Creator. You really won’t go wanting for anything else, and it will help you do things easily and without any special knowledge.

Christine Smith

staff Editor

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