How to Burn a CD in macOS Monterey / Big Sur

  • 18 February 2022
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Want to burn a CD on your modern Mac with macOS Monterey or Big Sur with the Music app? You can do that! 

Yes indeed, you can rip a CD on your good old modern Macintosh computer, so crawl out of your cave and dust off your caveman clubs, fellow troglodytes, because we are going to learn how to burn a music or audio CD on the Mac.

For the unfamiliar out there, a CD, which stands for Compact Disc, is a form of physical media that was very popular in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, before the days of streaming music over your iPhone from Spotify or Apple Music took over. “Burning a CD” means basically copying a playlist made from music files in the music app to the CD, so that you can play it in a CD player. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, read along!


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People are still burning CDs? I’m amazed Apple still supports this feature. Usually they have no love for legacy stuff.

And now that I’ve said that, I feel so old now.

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What’s a CD? 😉