How to Burn a CD Using Quicktime

By James Clark

Quicktime is a multi-platform audio program for recording and playing audio and video. The software is compatible with Windows and Apple computers, with a simple interface to drag audio files into a list where tracks can be rearranged and burned to a blank CD with a few mouse clicks. Quicktime can be purchased and downloaded online.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Quicktime installed
  • Blank, recordable CDs

Step 1

Load a blank CD in the computer's media tray and close the tray.

Step 2

Open Quicktime by double-clicking the program name or the blue "Q" icon on the desktop.

Step 3

Click the "File" tab and select "Open" to browse the audio files on the computer.

Step 4

Use the right-hand mouse button to click the desired files and select "Add to Burn List." Add as many files as desired up to the recording capacity of the CD, which will display in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

Step 5

Click the oval "Burn" button at the bottom of the Quicktime screen to burn the audio files to CD. Newer versions of Quicktime may feature a Burn button with six triangles in yellow and black that resembles a radiation symbol.