CD Session Burner Shareware

Where’s the CD Burner? Apple’s CD Burner only appears in OS 9; OS X has no data burning capability built in outside of iTunes and the Disk Imager! They’re not going to make us shell out $90 for Roxio Toast, are they?

For now, I’ll have to settle for CD Session Burner (shareware) or Missing Media Burner (freeware).


  1. Raffy says:

    You mean when you pop a blank disc in OS X doesn’t ask you what to do about it? It should either ask the next mode of action, or simply give the blank CD an icon on the desktop. Then just drag and drop files into it. When you want to burn it just drag it to the trash bin and it should change into a BURN symbol.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Man, my grammar really sucks at 5 in the morn.

  3. Paulo says:

    Raff – OS X does it for me with blank CD-R’s, but I really want to be able to add to existing content on already-burned CD-RW’s. Right now, I think the native burner requires you to reformat a CD-RW, so a multi-session burner would help.

  4. Tim says:

    Raffy’s right. I’ve been burning back up disks of data from my hard drive on a bi-weekly basis.

    Or are you talking about burning music to disc in some other form than iTunes?

  5. Paulo says:

    I’m talking about data; drag and drop just hasn’t been doing it — it says it needs a formatted CD-RW.

  6. Raffy says:

    Oh jeez, I haven’t even attempted using rewritable CDs since burn-once CDs are so cheap anyway. The whole formatting thing just pisses me off. You may just have to download a RW friendly proggy to get it to work the way you want it to.

    Eh, Roxio is expensive but it’s supposed to be the best. Then again, for simple everyday storage, I think the freeware stuff should suffice.

    Isn’t there a forum on or somewhere that can help you with your Mac queries?

    BTW, speaking of burners, have you heard if they’ve released the firmware upgrade for eMac’s DVD burners? I read that they were shipped with a glitch that made them overheat and burn out during hi-speed transfers/burning sessions.