AppleTIP: Burn Multiple CDs
Burn Multiple CDs
By Rob Griffiths
For those who never heard of iTunes it's important to introduce it to them in brief. iTunes is a digital media player application, introduced by Apple on during 2001 at Macworld Expo in San Francisco, for playing and organizing digital music and video files. The program is also an interface to manage the contents on Apple's popular iPod digital media players. So, it's a software application.
If you've got a Mac with multiple CD/DVD burners ó a Mac Pro with two installed drives, or any other Mac with a combination of internal and external drives ó you can burn two (or more, perhaps) CDs at a time in iTunes. This assumes, of course, that iTunes sees both of your drives as units with burning capabilities. You can check this by going to the Burning tab in the Advanced section of iTunes' preferences ó if you have more than one usable burner, the CD Burner entry will show a pop-up menu that allows you to choose between the units.
Unfortunately, there's no way to specify which burner you want to use when burning a given playlist, so it's not exactly intuitive how you might burn two at one time. The answer is straightforward, if not obvious. First set up the two playlists you'd like to burn. Insert two blank CD-Rs, and then start your first burn in iTunes.
Now open iTunes Preferences, and return to the Burning tab in the Advanced pane. Click the pop-up next to the CD Burner entry and select your second burner. Close the Preferences screen, and start your second CD burning.
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