Tuesday, September 29, 2009

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:


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