Mac software to copy FLACs to audio CDs
The simplest way to make top quality audio CDs from our 16-bit FLAC downloads on your Mac involves the installation of two small, free software packages. First up is Fluke - this small utility essentially makes your Mac compatible with FLAC, enabling replay in iTunes amongst other things.
Once Fluke is installed We suggest the small freeware CD writing package Burn, which although easy to use has a lot of powerful options "under the hood". Do make sure you go into the options menu and deselect the default 2s silent gap between tracks - our FLACs are designed to be played back-to-back with no additional pauses.
Once you have Fluke and Burn installed and have turned off the 2s gap option, making audio CDs from FLAC files is easy:
- First delect "Audio" to make an audio CD
- Click on the + button to add tracks - navigate to your FLACs and select the tracks you want
- The FLACs will be analysed and dropped into playback order in Burn
- Check the tracks are in the correct order then press the Burn button
- Confirm the CD burner options (write speed etc.) then Burn!
Once complete the CD will either be opened for replay in your Mac or be automatically ejected (this is in the Burn options menu).
More Mac software to copy FLACs to audio CDs
The following software will make audio CDs from 16-bit FLAC files. You cannot use 24-bit FLACs for audio CDs.
Note that Pristine Classical cannot offer support for third-party software.
If you wish to play FLACs in iTunes you'll need to install Fluke - full details of this simple procedure are shown here.