Meri’s Musical Musings

Two tips on how to make audio CDs from your computer that work in CD players…

Posted on: December 2, 2014

(from someone who has burned lots of audio CDs that work in CD players)

I’ve seen this question asked on various music discussion forums, most often piano ones, and it seems that many people who give responses don’t really know how to do it the right way. As someone who’s done it many times successfully, there are two tips that apply to any CD burning program from a computer on Windows and Mac platforms.

In your program that you are using, make sure you select the feature that says something like “Burn Audio CD” (usually the only other option is something like “Burn Data CD”, which the Data CD won’t work in a CD player. The only option that actually makes an audio CD player is Burn Audio CD.

To get the tracks in the order you want, name them as Track 01, Track 02, Track 03, etc until you have reached the maximum capacity of the tracks or have done all the tracks you need. The 0 in front of the track number until after track 09 is very important, otherwise tracks 10-19 will be first and the track you wanted to be first will not be playing until later in the disc.


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