How to Make CDs From an iPod
Making CDs from the music contained on your iPod is an easy task. The only way you can get music onto your iPod is if it is on your computer and a part of your iTunes playlist. Because of this, you don't have to transfer any music from your iPod back to your computer to make a CD--it's all already there. By using Apple's iTunes music software you can make a CD in just a few minutes, depending on the speed of your computer and your CD burner drive.
Things You'll Need:
- CD burner
Open iTunes. You can find an icon for iTunes on both your desktop and in the "Programs" menu on your computer's "Start" menu. Double-click on the icon to open the program.
Select "New Playlist" from the "File" menu. This will create a new playlist, appropriately titled "New Playlist," on the left hand side of the iTunes program window.
Rename your playlist whatever you wish by right clicking on its name and selecting the "Rename" option.
Browse your iTunes library for music you want on your CD. Whenever you come across a song you like, add it to your playlist by clicking on its name and dragging it over top of the name of your playlist.
Put a blank, writable CD in your computer's CD burner drive.
Click on the name of your playlist. This will bring up a total list of songs to be burned onto your CD. Once you are happy with the songs and the order, click the "Burn" button on the lower right corner of the iTunes window. This will burn the songs to the CD in your CD burner. Once this is completed you can use the CD however you wish.
Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.