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How to Burn a DVD or CD on Windows, macOS & Linux

How to Burn a DVD or CD on Windows, macOS & Linux

Despite the evolving progress of the digital age, accessible cloud technology, and a plethora of video hostings, from time to time we still need to have our favourite content saved on a DVD or CD. In this article, we’ll talk about how to burn a CD or DVD after you’ve downloaded content on your device.

How to Burn a CD/DVD from YouTube

First let’s touch on how you can prepare content for burning and save it on your computer.

With the 4K Download apps, you can save audio and video content from a myriad of different sites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Rumble, Facebook, SoundCloud, and a lot more.

Both 4K Video Downloader and 4K YouTube to MP3 allow you to save audio and videos in different formats and quality types. You can turn a video to MP3, save audiobooks, or simply download videos in the original quality.

Here’s how you can download video content with 4K Video Downloader:

  1. Install and launch 4K Video Downloader on your device. The software is compatible with Windows, macOS, and Linux desktop computers as well as Android devices.

  2. Open the app.

  1. Find the YouTube video you want to save or convert to MP3 and copy its link.

  2. Paste the link in the app, pressing the Paste Link button.

  3. Choose the format, quality, and output folder.

  1. Wait till the download is processed.

  2. Play the video/audio in the in-app player or open it in your default player.

Here’s how you can save audio content with 4K YouTube to MP3.

  1. Install and launch 4K YouTube to MP3 on your Windows, macOS, or Linux desktop computer.

  2. Open the app.

  3. Find the YouTube audio you want to save and copy its link.

  4. Paste the link in the app, pressing the Paste Link button.

  5. Choose the format, quality, and the output folder.

  6. Wait till the download is processed.

  7. Play the audio in the in-app player or open it in your default player.

4K YouTube to MP3 has a built-in browser where you can search for content without leaving the applications.

Then just install some of the CD/DVD burners on your PC or Mac and follow the instructions.

For instance, this is how you can burn a CD/DVD using Windows Media Player (available for Windows and macOS).

To burn a CD or DVD:

  1. Open Windows Media Player by clicking Start -> All Programs -> Windows Media Player.

  2. Switch to Library to start burning.

  3. Tap the Burn tab -> find Burn options arrow to see more options.

  4. Tap Audio CD to burn music that can be played on most CD players.

  5. To burn a video or multiple music tracks, tap Data CD or DVD.

  6. Open the disc drive, insert a blank CD-R, data CD, or DVD, and close the drive. If the AutoPlay dialogue box opens, close it.

  7. If your computer has more than one drive, click the Burn Options menu -> More burn options -> Devices tab and pick the drive you want to use.

  8. If there is already media under the Burn tab, hit Clear list to empty the current burn list.

  9. Drag the tracks, albums, playlists, or videos you want to burn and drop them to the list pane on the right side of Windows Media Player.

  10. To remove a song or video, right-click the item to open the Options menu, and then hit Remove from list.

  11. To burn the items, click Start Burn. This may take a few minutes. Don't open the disc drive until the burn process for that disc is complete.

To learn more about burning discs with Windows Media Player, visit Microsoft Support.

More options are discussed below.

How to Burn a DVD on Windows, macOS & Linux

There are many options that let users burn 4K content to DVD, such asBurnAware,DeepBurner Free, orInfraRecorder for Windows,K3b for Linux, or DVDStyler for Mac.

To burn a DVD, install one of these solutions on your device and follow the instructions of the software provider.

For instance, here’s the guide on how you can burn DVD with BurnAware:

How to Burn a CD on Windows, macOS & Linux

Options for CD burning are also numerous. Free Audio CD Burner or CDBurnerXP for Windows,K3b for Linux and Burn for Mac are a few to name. To burn your saved files to a CD disk, follow the instructions of the particular software you’ve chosen for the purpose.

Here’s how you can do this with K3b:

How to Burn a CD on iTunes on Windows

iTunes is no longer a thing on macOS but it’s still available for Windows users. Here’s how you can burn your DVD and CD files on Windows:

  1. In the iTunes app on your PC, choose Music from the pop-up menu at the top left.

  2. Create a playlist that contains the songs or files you want to burn to the disc.

  3. Choose View -> View As -> Songs and make sure the items you want to include have a tick beside them.

  4. Insert a blank disc.

  5. Select the playlist, then choose File > Burn Playlist to Disc.
    If Burn Playlist to Disc doesn’t appear in the File menu, the playlist you selected can’t be burned to a disc because it contains items with usage restrictions (for example, a song your computer isn’t authorised to play).

  6. Select a disc format.

  7. Click Burn.
    It might take several minutes to burn a disc. You can cancel the burn by clicking the Cancel button next to the progress bar, but if you’re using a CD-R or DVD-R disc, you won’t be able to use it again.

  8. If the playlist contains more items than can be fit on the disc, insert another disc to continue burning the remaining items.

How to Burn a CD/DVD on Music on macOS

This is how you burn a CD or DVD on macOS Monterey. Find how to burn a CD and DVD on Big Sur and Catalina.

  1. In the Music app on your Mac, create a playlist that contains the songs or files you want to burn to the disc.

  2. Choose View as Songs and make sure the items you want to include have tick boxes next to them. If you don’t see tick boxes, choose Music -> Preferences -> General, then make sure Songs list tick box is selected.

  3. Insert a blank disc.

  4. Select the playlist, then choose File -> Burn Playlist to Disc. If Burn Playlist to Disc doesn’t appear in the File menu, the playlist you selected can’t be burned to a disc because it contains items with usage restrictions (for example, a song your computer isn’t authorised to play).

  5. Select a disc format.

  6. Click Burn. It might take several minutes to burn a disc. You can cancel the burn by clicking the Cancel button next to the progress bar, but if you’re using a CD-R or DVD-R disc, you won’t be able to use it again.

  7. If the playlist contains more items than will fit on the disc, insert another disc to continue burning the remaining items.

Hope we made it clear how to burn a CD or DVD. If you have any additional questions, let us know in comments or at support@4kdownload.com.

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