I tried several ways to burn a CD-R with recordings to memorize, but they would not play in my car’s stereo. Turns out, there are data CDs (view files on a computer) and music CDs (play music/recordings in a CD player or stereo).
I noticed that music CDs had .aiff files, not .mp3 files. So I tried to convert my .mp3 files to .aiff files using FreeConvert.com. No go. Those .aiff files didn’t play in CD player either!
Using iTunes finally worked for me on my Mac computer. Here are the steps I took:
- Put your files in iTunes.
- Drag and drop the recording or music files onto the iTunes icon in the Dock. The files automatically uploaded into iTunes into their own album. I named the album (My Recordings) and artist (me).
- Add new playlist.
- Select the songs or recordings that you want to include on your CD.
- In the top bar, click File -> New… -> Playlist.
- The name of the playlist will be the name of your CD. You can change the name later if you wish.
- Drop your songs or recordings into the new playlist.
- Burn playlist to CD.
- Select your playlist from the left sidebar.
- In the top bar, click File -> Burn Playlist to Disc.
- In the popup settings, I chose 12x recording speed and 3 seconds between songs.
- My computer made a sound when the burning was complete.
Tutorial with pictures and more details: https://www.wikihow.com/Burn-a-CD#Burning-a-Music-CD-on-Mac