How to backup media in iTunes using iTunes 7.0

Apple announced a significant new update to their iTunes 7.0 with many new exciting features which helps you to backup your playlists or all your media files to CD/DVD and you can restore your iTunes library using your backup disc.

System Requirement

  • 500 MHz Pentium class processor or higher version,
  • 256MB RAM,
  • Compatible CD/DVD burner,
  • Broadband Internet connection for buying and streaming music

Video Requirements for the iTunes

  • 2GHz Pentium class processor or better
  • 512MB RAM
  • 32MB video RAM

Backup your iTunes library to a CD/DVD

You can free download iTunes 7.0 now. After successful downloading this application, Install the application to your system and after installation this will automatically detect all your playlists and save this into iTunes library. 

To backup your entire playlists and library, go to the File menu and select Back Up to Disc… from the drop down menu. iTunes Backup dialogue box pops up and Select the appropriate options you want from the resulting dialogue and click on the Back Up button shown in figure below.


Once you insert an empty, clean disc into your computer’s optical drive iTunes will check the disc and start burning. If the space on your disc is less than your media library which you will be backing up, a dialog box will appear asking you whether you want to backup on several disc then you need to put another discs to continue with burning of all remaining iTunes library and playlists. While backup is in progress don’t remove the disc. It can perform numerous back ups only for the items which has been added or changed ever since the last backup this is to reduce enormous disk usage.

How to restore from a backup Disc

Open iTunes application then put in your back up Disc, later iTunes will ask you whether you want to restore from this disc just click restore.

Just to check compatibility of the drive

  1. Click on Edit.
  2. Click on Preferences.
  3. Select Advances Tab.
  4. If the drive is listed its compatibility then click on burning.

This software does seem horribly bloated though, its appearance looks quite cool but doesn’t support play back music option as well even. I am thinking that the previous version of iTunes is far better than the current one if some features are not avail.