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Post by baward »

Very last century I know, but when burning a music CD in Music, the process hangs at the "...finishing" stage.

Has CD burning (I'm trying to do it from a playlist in Apple Music, although problems remain even when trying to burn in the finder) been hobbled? I know that the whole optical media thing has largely been abandoned with Apple.
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Post by Tomás Mulcahy »

Has this happened multiple times, with different brands of discs from different batches? Do you have any other CD burning software to check if it's the drive that is at fault? It could well be that CD burning was not tested in house by Apple in a very long time. You could report the bug to them, although googling that right now it doesn't seem like it's possible for anyone who is not a developer. If I have time I will check it with my own system.
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Thanks. I have borrowed my friend's CD/DVD/Bluray burner, and the same thing is happening, with a disc from a different batch and with even an ancient CD-RW. Which suggests to me that it's something awry with the Mac's CD burning abilities, but I am no expert.

It's actually quite hard to find software which can burn an audio CD, from what I've found. I used to have Toast 11 (I think), which worked fine but can't be used under Catalina. I'll keep on hunting around for other burning software.
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Which Mac & which OS are you using?
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Post by Tomás Mulcahy »

baward wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:49 pm It's actually quite hard to find software which can burn an audio CD

Try the demo of this:
https://hofa-plugins.de/en/plugins/cd-b ... -MQAvD_BwE
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I've used Burn for Mac successfully, and it's free.
https://burn-osx.sourceforge.io
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Tomás Mulcahy wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:30 pm
baward wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 5:49 pm It's actually quite hard to find software which can burn an audio CD

Try the demo of this:
https://hofa-plugins.de/en/plugins/cd-b ... -MQAvD_BwE

Many thanks. I have an 2015 iMac with Catalina.
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rockydennis wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:02 pm I've used Burn for Mac successfully, and it's free.
https://burn-osx.sourceforge.io

Many thanks.
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Post by ef37a »

Hi Barward, if this is something you will need to do frequently you could probably pickup an old W7 laptop for next to nothing, does not have to be 'Deep Thought'.

I have an HP g6 i3 that burns CD and DVD very well. I use Nero but there are plenty of freebies about (VLC?) . You would of course need to export the file as 16 bit, 44.1kHz .wav.

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Post by Arpangel »

I always burn my CD's from Reaper, always works fine, I’m on High Sierra, using a Mac CD drive.
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baward wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:27 pmI have an 2015 iMac with Catalina.

My 2010 Mac Pro only goes as far as Mojave, which is the version just before Catalina. So, all I can tell you is that you could burn audio CDs in Mojave. Good luck in your quest!
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Arpangel wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:10 am I always burn my CD's from Reaper, always works fine, I’m on High Sierra, using a Mac CD drive.

Thanks for this, I did not know CD burning is another of Reaper's features. Is there anything they did not think of? :)
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Tomás Mulcahy wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:18 am
Arpangel wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:10 am I always burn my CD's from Reaper, always works fine, I’m on High Sierra, using a Mac CD drive.

Thanks for this, I did not know CD burning is another of Reaper's features. Is there anything they did not think of? :)

I burn my own music to CD from Reaper, you have to create regions, and markers, but once you get used to it, it’s fine.
Just go to Render, and select CD CU/BIN
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ef37a wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:56 am Hi Barward, if this is something you will need to do frequently you could probably pickup an old W7 laptop for next to nothing, does not have to be 'Deep Thought'.

I have an HP g6 i3 that burns CD and DVD very well. I use Nero but there are plenty of freebies about (VLC?) . You would of course need to export the file as 16 bit, 44.1kHz .wav.

Dave.

Hmm, interesting. I have been thinking this very thing, for all the things that a Mac doesn't really seem to do any more.

Thanks for the idea!
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Kwackman wrote: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:03 am
baward wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:27 pmI have an 2015 iMac with Catalina.

My 2010 Mac Pro only goes as far as Mojave, which is the version just before Catalina. So, all I can tell you is that you could burn audio CDs in Mojave. Good luck in your quest!


You can burn CDs on Catalina and Big Sur as well.
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