Wednesday, February 06, 2008

How to burn MP3s to a CD with folders on iTunes

Whenever I needed to make a mix CD with some of my MP3s, I would always get pissed off because iTunes always puts the files directly on the root folder of the CD and ignores the folder structure that exists in the original music folder. This is very annoying especially because some MP3 players (like the ones built-in on car stereos) need that folder structure to organize the musics by artists or albums.

But now I discovered a small trick on iTunes that allows you to burn an MP3 CD maintaining all the original folder structure. All you have to do is to build a playlist with the songs you want to burn (as you would normally do on iTunes) and then in the top bar in the musics list, click the "Album" tab until this one turns into "Album by Artist".

And that's it. Then all you have to do is click the "Burn MP3 CD" button on the lower right side of iTunes and your new MP3 CD will include the original folder structure.

You can also use a year-based folder structure on the MP3 CD. Just keep clicking that same tab until a "Album by Year" column appears.

Tip from Internet Duct Tape

1 comment:

AtiLaw said...

Wondered about this ever since I got my macbook pro - it's been irritating me since I let iTunes take over my physical files when I converted!!

Thanks for the tip - life saver!! :)