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When I burn my iTunes on to a CD, it comes out blank

I have a Dell Inspiron 531 computer.

I am a total idiot when it comes to anything to do with iTunes, but I have managed to purchase several albums and need to back them up on CD.

I bought a pack of CD-R discs to use and however many times I try (after looking at many help sites), they come out blank. It tells me the songs are burning, that it may take an hour, then everything goes quiet, I take the disc out and there's no copy. I've wasted almost the whole pack now and am getting worried that if something happens to the iTunes library, I've no back-up.

I want to be able to play them on a 'normal' CD player as well as via the computer, so I assume I bought the correct CDs (and not CD-RW)? Are the discs with nothing on usuable again (as they recorded nothing) or do I throw them?

Also, I have a 'half album' that stopped downloading halfway through. iTunes have replaced it with afull ablum too, but how do I remove the part-album permanently without deleting anything else?

Please make any answers really simple! Many, many thanks to anyone who reads this and can help. :-)

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  • mi_amigo
    mi_amigo Feb 03, 2009

    Hi watcher407, thanks for your reply. I already tried the disc in 'my computer and open view the disc' and there is nothing on it (or any of them that I tried so far).



    I don't know what to try next or where to go from here, it's so frustrating.

  • mi_amigo
    mi_amigo Feb 05, 2009

    Many thanks again watcher407, I will try this and report back. Thank you for you time and advice.

  • mi_amigo
    mi_amigo Feb 05, 2009

    Many thanks again watcher407, I will try this and report back. Thank you for you time and advice.

  • Brian May 11, 2010

    Follow these steps to burn a high-quality audio CD using iTunes:


    1. From the File menu, choose New Playlist.
    2. Type a name for the playlist and press Return.
    3. Click the Library icon in the Source list.
    4. Drag the songs you want to include on the audio CD to the new playlist.
    5. In the playlist, drag the songs so they are ordered according to how you want to hear them when they're played back. The approximate total time of the songs in the list is displayed at the bottom of the window. (It does not include the Preference setting for the amount of silence between songs.) Most discs can hold a maximum of 74 minutes of music.
    6. Click Burn CD.
    7. Insert a blank CD-R disc.
    8. Click Burn CD again.

    If this doesnt work Id suggest trying to make a basic media cd to make sure the cd burner is working.

  • Brian May 11, 2010

    put one of the cds you have created in the past into the cdrom drive and use my computer and open view the disc. does it have all the music on it? does it have anything on it? also you can actually look at the bottom of the disc and see a burn ring to show how much space has been used. despite contrary belief you can use cdrw discs and i recommend them because they can be erased and used several times and in cases like this it would have saved you money because you wouldnt be throwing them away. let me know what you find out. thanks!

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U need 2 import them in 2 mediaplayer then u will be able 2 burn them with ur mediaplayer

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