Saturday, September 26, 2009

How To Make Audio and Data CD

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.


FYI: 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 speedA 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) Used read buffer

Indicates the current buffer level. Nero temporarily writes the buffer files on the hard drive during 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 data DVD burning process.

(1) start new project

(2) make labels,

(3) save the CD project to your hard drive

(4) Exit Nero Express.

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