Tuesday, September 29, 2009

How to create a disc with both Audio and Data

When you have created a disc with both Audio and Data files on it, you can play the audio part of the disc in your audio CD Player or car stereo and view the data part of the disc on your computer.

Click on Make Audio and Data CD in Nero StartSmart.


Click the Add button in the My CD EXTRA Audio Contents window.

Browse for the audio files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Add button.

Click the Close button if all audio files have been added to the compilation.


Click the Next button to enter the data section.


Click the Add button in the My CD EXTRA Data Contents window.

F.Y.I.: The folders CDPLUS and PICTURES are required to create a standard compliant CD EXTRA disc. These two folders cannot be edited or removed.

Browse for the (data) files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Add button.

Click the Close button if all (data) files have been added to the compilation.


Click the Next button to continue.



Select the final burn settings.

(1) Current recorder

Select the recorder you want to use

(2) Insert a Disc name

(3) Select the Writing speed

(4) Write Method

Select either 'Disc-at-once' or 'Track-at-once'.

Use 'Track-at-once' when burning a multisession disc, otherwise always use 'Disc-at-once'.

Disc-at-once: the entire CD/DVD is written in one go without deactivating the laser.

Track-at-once: every track is written individually, the laser is turned off after every track.

(5) Determine maximum speed

A speed test is performed before recording.

Nero will determine the safest maximum speed for burning your disc.

(6) Simulation

A simulation burn will be performed to check if the disc is ready.

No data is actually written on the disc.

(7) Write

Starts the actual physical burning process.

(8) Finalize disc

The disc will be closed after burning. No further data can be added to the disc later.

(9) Select the Number of copies

(10) Allow files to be added later

Creates a multisession disc.

Further data can be added to the disc later. The disc will not be finalized.

Refer to the Nero Express manual for further details about creating multisession discs.

F.Y.I. Multisessions discs might not be readable for some MP3 players !

(11) Verify data on disc after burning

Nero compares the burned files on the disc bit by bit with the original files on the hard drive.

Click the Burn butoon to start the burning process.


Nero will open the following window if it does not detect a blank CD R or CD RW medium in the recorder drive.

Insert a blank disc. Nero will detect the disc and will start the burning process automatically. ( Do not click the Cancel button !)

Follow the status of the burning process in this window:

(1) Process status

Progress bar of the burning process.

The burning process has been completed successfully.

Click the OK button to continue.


Click the Next button to finish the burning process.

Select one of the following options to finish the MP3 CD burning process.

(1) start new project

(2) make labels,

(3) save the CD project to your hard drive

(4) Exit Nero Express.


How To Make MP3 DVD , Nero Digital DVD or WMA DVD

The procedure for creating a DVD project using MP3 files, WMA files, and Nero Digital Audiofiles differs only when choosing the first category in Nero StartSmart. All further steps will be identical.

This guide explains the procedure for creating a Nero Digital Audio DVD Project.

F.Y.I. You will need a special MP3 player, WMA player, or Nero Digital Audio to play a burnedMP3 disc, WMA disc, or NeroDigital Audio disc - normal audio players without this special file support cannot play such a disc!

How to start a Nero Digital Audio DVD:

Click on Make Nero Digital Audio DVD in Nero StartSmart.

How to start a MP3 DVD:

Click on Make MP3 DVD in Nero StartSmart:

How to start a WMA DVD:

Click on Make WMA DVD in Nero StartSmart.



Click the Add button in the My Audio disc window.

Browse for the MP4 files (Nero Digital Audio files) you want to use and highlight them before you click the Add button.

Click the Close button if all MP4 files have been added to the compilation.

(If you create a WMA DVD project use WMA files; for a MP3 DVD project use MP3 files):


Click the Next button to continue.


Select the final burn settings.

(1) Current recorder

Select the recorder you want to use

(2) Insert a Disc name

(3) Select the Writing speed

(4) Write Method

The write method is for all Audio DVDs is Disc-at-once.

This setting cannot be changed.

(5) Determine maximum speed

A speed test is performed before recording.

Nero will determine the safest maximum speed for burning your disc.

(6) Simulation

A simulation burn will be performed to check if the disc is ready.

No data is actually written on the disc.

(7) Write

Starts the actual physical burning process.

(8) Finalize disc

This box is checked by default for all audio DVD compilations.

No further audio tracks can be added to a burned audio DVD.

(Unlike Data DVDs, a multisession standard for Audio DVDs does not exist )

(9) Select the Number of copies

(10) Allow files to be added later

Creates a multisession disc.

Further data can be added to the disc later. The disc will not be finalized.

Refer to the Nero Express manual for further details about creating multisession discs.

F.Y.I. Multisessions discs might not be readable for some MP3 players !

(11) Verify data on disc after burning

Nero compares the burned files on the disc bit by bit with the original files on the hard drive.

Click the Burn button to start the burning process.


Nero will open the following window if it does not detect a blank DVD R or DVD RW medium in the recorder drive.

Insert a blank disc. Nero will detect the disc and will start the burning process automatically. ( Do not click the Cancel button !)

Follow the status of the burning process in this window:

(1) Process status

Progress bar of the burning process.

The burning process has been completed successfully.

Click the OK button to continue.


Click the Next button to finish the burning process.

Select one of the following options to finish the MP3 CD burning process.

(1) start new project

(2) make labels,

(3) save the CD project to your hard drive

(4) Exit Nero Express.


How To Make MP3 CD , Nero Digital Audio CD or WMA CD

The procedure for creating an Audio CD with MP3 files, WMA files, and Nero Digital Audio files differs only when choosing the first category in Nero StartSmart. All further steps will be identical.

This guide explains the procedure for creating an MP3 CD Project.

F.Y.I. You will either need a special MP3 player, WMA player, or NeroDigital Audio player to play a burned MP3, WMA, or NeroDigital Audio disc. Normal audio players without this special file support won't be able to play a MP3 CD, WMA CD, or NeroDigital CD

How to start an MP3 CD:

Click on Make MP3 CD in Nero StartSmart.

How to start a WMA CD:

Click on Make WMA CD in Nero StartSmart.

How to start an Nero Digital Audio CD:

Click on Make Nero Digital Audio CD in Nero StartSmart.

Click the Add button in the My MP3 disc window

Browse for the MP3 files you want to use and highlight them before you click the Add button.

Click the Close button if all MP3 files have been added to the compilation.

(If you create a WMA CD project use WMA files; for a Nero Digital Audio project use Nero Digital Audio files):

Click the Next button to continue.


Select the final burn settings.

(1) Current recorder

Select the recorder you want to use

(2) Insert a Disc name

(3) Select the Writing speed

(4) Write Method

Select either 'Disc-at-once' or 'Track-at-once'.

Use 'Track-at-once' when burning a multisession disc, otherwise always use 'Disc-at-once'.

Disc-at-once: the entire CD/DVD is written in one go without deactivating the laser.

Track-at-once: every track is written individually, the laser is turned off after every track.

(5) Determine maximum speed

A speed test is performed before recording.

Nero will determine the safest maximum speed for burning your disc.

(6) Simulation

A simulation burn will be performed to check if the disc is ready.

No data is actually written on the disc.

(7) Write

Starts the actual physical burning process.

(8) Finalize disc

The disc will be closed after burning. No further data can be added to the disc later.

(9) Select the Number of copies

(10) Allow files to be added later

Creates a multisession disc.

Further data can be added to the disc later. The disc will not be finalized.

Refer to the Nero Express manual for further details about creating multisession discs.

F.Y.I. Multisessions discs might not be readable for some MP3 players !

(11) Verify data on disc after burning

Nero compares the burned files on the disc bit by bit with the original files on the hard drive.

Click the Burn button to start the burning process.


Nero will open the following window if it does not detect a blank CD-R or CD-RW medium in the recorder drive.

Insert a blank disc. Nero will detect the disc and will start the burning process automatically. ( Do not click the Cancel button !)

Follow the status of the burning process in this window:

(1) Process status

Progress bar of the burning process.

The burning process has been completed successfully.

Click the OK button to continue.


Click the Next button to finish the burning process.

Select one of the following options to finish the MP3 CD burning process.

(1) start new project

(2) make labels,

(3) save the CD project to your hard drive

(4) Exit Nero Express.


How To Convert Audio CDs to Nero Digital Audio

Click on Convert Audio CDs to Nero Digital Audio in Nero StartSmart.


Select the drive which contains the audio CD and click the OK button.


How To Convert Audio CDs to Audio Files

Click on Convert Audio CDs to Audio Files in Nero StartSmart.

Select the drive which contains the audio CD and click the OK button.


Nero's Title and CD Database will open:


(1)

Create a New CD Entry manually:

Type a title, artist, producer, and comment. Then select a genre for the disc you want to convert.

Choose the multiple tracks you want to name in the drop-down menu

The file names will be created automatically based on that information.

(2)

Access Internet Database to name your files automatically:

The internet database button connects your computer with a webserver that contains several thousand titles and CD-entries of audio CDs.

Nero will check the disc you inserted into the drive and search for the database automatically. This search is based on the information from your audio CD.

This procedure works for original audio CDs only.

Wait until Nero finds the matching database and select the result from the created list.

Click the Selected CD button.

(3)

Click the Cancel button if you don't want to enter any information.

The Save Tracks window will appear.

All tracks of the audio CD are displayed in the Save Tracks window.

Highlight the audio files you want to save on your hard drive in the Save Tracks window.

Select the Output file format.

(1) Highlight the tracks you want to save in the Track list (Nero highlights all tracks of the audio CD by default).

If you didn't create a new database entry for this CD (in your local database) and if you didn't select the internet database option, your tracks will be named Audio Track1, Audio Track2, ...

(2) Select All - Highlights all tracks in the Track list

(3) Audio player controls - Plays the selected audio file

(4) Filter Settings... - Select the required encoding quality and bitrate

(5) Browse... - Select a folder on your hard drive for saving the encoded audio tracks

(6) File name creation method - Select an algorithm for creating the filenames of the converted files.

(7) Generate an M3U playlist of the converted files in the target folder

(8) Select the Read speed of the audio CD

(9) Jitter correction - Check this box for correcting jitter-problems in the audio tracks

(10) Remove silence - Removes the silence in the beginning and end of the audio tracks

Click the GO button to start the converting process.


Nero offers several Audio Filters for saving your audio files:

Nero Digital Audio, mp3, mp3PRO, WMA, PCM Wav, AIF, and AIFF

Nero can also handle many more DirectShow Audio Filters like Lame MP3 or OGG Vorbis.

You can add those filters by saving the DLL files into the folder "\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\AudioPlugins".

For Nero to recognize the plug-in DLL, its first two letters must begin with "nx" in lower case.


Select Nero Digital Audio as output file format and click the Settings button.

For normal users:

Select a Preset in the drop-down menu.

For advanced users:

Refer to the Nero Digital manual for further details about Nero Digital Audio Filter settings.

Click the OK button to confirm your settings.

Select AIF / AIFF as output file format and click the Settings button.

Select the Frequency, Bitrate, and Channels.

Change these settings only if you are an advanced user!

Click the OK button to confirm your settings.

Select mp3PRO as output file format and click the Settings button.

Click the Enable mp3PRO button to switch between mp3PRO and mp3.

Select the Bitrate and Encoding quality.

Constant bitrate:

The whole audio track will be encoded with the same bitrate - even if it is not required.

Variable bitrate:

The variable bitrate depends on the dynamics and frequency range of the data. The encoded bitrate is always as low as possible (without having a negative effect on the signal). The encoder increases or decreases the bitrate depending on the output signal.

Expert settings:

Refer to the Nero Express manual for further details about advanced settings.

Click the OK button to confirm your settings.


Select WMA as output file format and click the Settings button.


Select one of the Audio Profiles.


Click the OK button to confirm your settings.

Select PCM Wav as output file format and click the Settings button.

Select the Frequency, Bitrate, and Channels.

Change these settings only if you are an advanced user!


Click the OK button to confirm your settings.

Click the GO button to start the encoding process:


Follow the status of the encoding process in this window: