February 10, 2008

Review: Burn - CD burner for OS X

Burn - CD burner for OS X

Feb 10, 2008 by Steve

3 out of 5 stars

Due to my Linux system having problems seeing a blank CD, I decided to install Burn, a free and open source CD burner for Mac OS X (version 10.3.9 or later) to create an audio CD.

Adding tracks was a bit painful here - all of my files were in the proper order, but in different folders. Burn wanted to organize those in alphabetical order, as my file names start with a number. I had to drag and drop the tracks to get them in the order I want. I have no problem with dragging and dropping, but I would have preferred the K3b method of dragging and dropping to add files as opposed to having to press the plus button, select the files, then open them.

Burn took the MP3 files and converted them to an audio CD with no problem. My Linux system plays the CD just fine.

Burn can also create data CDs in a Mac, PC, DVD, Mac and PC, and DVD-Video format. Burn creates regular audio CDs or an MP3 CD. Video CD formats include VCD, SVCD, DVD, and DivX. It can also copy CDs (not audio CDs, due to an audio CD's file system, according to the help file), which is where burning images also takes place, which may not be obvious to people until they go to the Copy menu and see the instructions to "drop disks and images here."

Burn will definitely stay on my OS X system and be used for future burnings that need to be accomplished.

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