Every now and then you will have a so-called ISO file downloaded and are told to burn it to a disc. But, what is an ISO file and how do you burn it to a CD or DVD on a Mac?
An ISO file, in very simple words, is nothing more or less than an exact bit-by-bit image of a CD or DVD.
Getting such an image onto a CD or DVD on a Mac is very simple, once you know how.
Do I need Addtional Software?
Do you need additional Software? By no means! You own a Mac after all, don’t you? And Apple made sure that most daily tasks on a Mac can be done without needing any additional software. If you were working on a Windows XP computer, you’d have to download a tool like ISOBurner first.
To burn an ISO onto a CD or DVD on a Mac you will use the ‘Disk Utility’ which is already installed and ready for you to use.
Step By Step Instructions
- Open Finder
- Navigate to Applications
- Navigate into the folder labeled ‘Utilities’
- Find the application named ‘Disk Utility’ and start it
- At the top of the Disk Utility you will see a button that looks like a ‘Nuclear Waste Warning’ sign, labeled ‘Burn’. Click this button.
- Select the ISO when prompted to.
- Insert an empty disc
That is all there is to it.
Burning a disc image file to a CD or DVD on a Mac is very easy and you don’t even need additional software to complete the task.