Can't burn a CD in iTunes for Windows
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Find out what to do if you can't burn an audio CD using iTunes for Windows. Sometimes an audio disc may not burn as expected. Here are some things to check.
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Songs not authorized
iTunes will stop burning a disc if one or more of the songs in a playlist were purchased from the iTunes Store but are not authorized to play on this computer. This message appears:
"Some of the files can not be burned to an audio CD. Do you still want to burn the remainder of this playlist? For more information on why some files can not be burned, click below".
To find out which songs are not authorized, play each song in the playlist. Songs that play are authorized. Songs that don't play are not. You'll be prompted to authorize any unauthorized songs.
Too many songs in the playlist
If there are too many songs in a playlist to fit on a single CD, iTunes asks if you want to burn multiple discs or cancel the burn. This message appears:
"The songs in this playlist will not fit on one Audio CD. Do you want to create multiple Audio CDs with this playlist split across them? This will require more than one blank CD to complete".
If you click the Audio CDs button, the burn will continue and you will be prompted to insert blank CDs until the playlist is completely burned. If you click cancel, the burn will be canceled. To make the playlist shorter so that it will fit on a single CD, select a song to remove from the playlist and from the Edit menu, choose Clear. Repeat this step until the duration of the playlist is between 60 and 80 minutes. The duration appears at the bottom of the iTunes window. Most CD-R discs can hold 60 to 80 minutes of music.
Playlists with purchased music limited to seven burns
An unchanged playlist that contains songs purchased from the iTunes Store can be burned no more than seven times.
Additional steps and submitting feedback
Click here to get additional troubleshooting suggestions specific to your optical drive configuration or to submit feedback to Apple.
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