Windows PC and Mac systems come equipped with audio programs designed for organizing, burning, and ripping music to and from CDs in a library setting. PCs include Windows Media Player, while Macs use iTunes, which can also be downloaded for PCs. Both programs allow users the option of burning or copying their MP3 files straight to CD using automated preset options.
Windows Media Player
Download and/or launch Windows Media Player, and click the "Library" tab at the top of your screen.
If your MP3 is stored in a playlist in Windows Media Player, select it from the toolbar by clicking "List" and "Burn List." If not, drag your MP3 from the contents window to the list panel.
Insert a CD into your computer and click the "Start Burn" option to begin copying your MP3 files.
Launch iTunes and create a new playlist by clicking "File" and selecting "New Playlist."
Import your files to iTunes by clicking "File" and selecting "Add to Library." If your MP3 is already in your library, simply drag it from the library into your new playlist in the side menu.
Click either the "iTunes" or "Edit" menu option and select "Preferences."
Click "Advanced" and select "Burning" to choose the "Audio CD" option. Click "OK" to exit to the iTunes library.
Click your playlist with the desired files. Click "Burn CD," and, when prompted, insert a CD.
Click "Burn Disc" on the right side of your screen.
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