Is there a utility built into the Mac software to allow for burning ISO downloaded from the internet.

Or.. Is there a better utility on the Net for performing this function?

  • For what it's worth, I found out the hard way that right-clicking the .iso file and selecting Burn "foo.iso" to Disc... does NOT do this ;-) – mpontillo Jun 26 '11 at 7:43

The steps below show how to use the Disk Utility functionality. (Copied from Life Hacker).

  1. Launch Disk Utility (Applications > Utilities).
  2. Insert your blank DVD or CD.
  3. Drag and drop your .dmg or .iso file to the left pane in Disk Utility. Now both the blank disk and the .iso/.dmg should be listed.
  4. Select the .iso/.dmg file you want to burn to disc, and click on the Burn button. A dialog box confirming the destination (your blank CD/DVD) will appear, as shown:
  5. Sit back and wait while your new disc gets written!

Alternatively you could use a third party application like Burn

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    I find Burn much easier to use. – moshen Jul 15 '09 at 21:59
  • I <3 Burn – bgw Jul 15 '09 at 22:09
  • I would also recommend Burn as a reliable CD\DVD burning application. – Insomnic Sep 2 '09 at 19:18

It's very, very easy to do on the command line (open Terminal):

hdiutil burn /path/to/iso

If it's a CD/RW and you want to erase it first:

hdiutil burn -erase /path/to/iso

It's funny, but this is pretty much the best CLI for CD burning on any OS.

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You can use the "Disk Utility" program that comes with the OS.

  • insert blank disc
  • start the "Disk utility" program
  • select File -> Open Disc Image -> select your ISO image to be burned
  • Choose your .iso file from the volume list
  • Burn it!!!
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Click on the Finder icon in your dock, then on the sidebar, click on applications. Find the folder that says "Utilities" and double click on it. Find the application that says "Disk Utility" and on the Menu Bar, go to "Images" -> "Burn" and select the image you want to burn.

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