Thursday, November 26, 2009

About Nero writing speed

if we wanna make a disk copy by Nero what speed do you prefer? faster or slower is better ?
The answer could be either faster or slower it depend on what 's the purpose of CD/DVD player we want to play with?
if we want to play by PC or Laptop in this case faster is better for sure ,but if not then
Faster is not always better in the case of making disk copy by Nero ...say if users want to make a copy disk CD or DVD it simple just only put the master disk and then click the "COPY" button that is ,however in some of the cases we might have a problem of playing them on CD/DVD player for example shaking ,stoping and even can not play ,so what the problem is?it 's all about the writing speed which is not the same speed ,so to be safe for copying disk we better choose the lower speed as possible like 2x,or 4x for instances

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Creating an Audio CD with Nero Express

Creating an Audio CD with Nero Express
In this tutorial you can follow the step-by-step procedure for compiling and burning an Audio
CD with Nero 9 and Nero Express. It can be played using all standard CD players. To compile
an Audio CD, source files with different audio formats (e.g. MP3) are automatically converted
into Audio CD format before being burned.
The following requirement must be fulfilled:
You have started Nero StartSmart.
To create an Audio CD, proceed as follows:
1. Click the button.
The list of Nero Applications is displayed.
2. Select the Nero Express entry in the selection list.
The Nero Express window is opened.
3. Click the Music menu icon in the Nero Express start screen.
The compilation methods for music are displayed.
4. Click Audio CD.
The My Audio CD compilation screen for Audio CDs is displayed.

5. Click the Add button.
The Add files and folders window is opened.
6. Select the audio files that you want to add to the compilation and click the Add button.
7. Repeat the previous step for all audio files that you want to add.
8. Click the Close button.
The audio files are added to the compilation and displayed in the compilation screen.
9. Select the Normalize all audio files and No pause between tracks check boxes as required.
10. Click the Next button.
The Final Burn Settings screen is displayed.
11. Insert a suitable blank disc in the selected drive.
12. Select the recorder you want from the Current Recorder drop-down menu.
13. Add to the desired values in the input fields as necessary and select the required check boxes.
14. Click the Burn button.
The Burn Process screen is displayed and the burn process starts.
You have successfully compiled and burned an Audio CD.

Converting an Audio CD to MP3

In this tutorial you can follow the step by step procedure on how to use Nero StartSmart to
copy audio files from an Audio CD to your hard drive in MP3 file format.
The following requirement has to be fulfilled:
 You have started Nero StartSmart.
To convert and save audio files, proceed as follows:
1. Click the Save Tracks menu icon.
The Rip Audio CD screen is displayed and a dialog box asks you to insert an Audio CD
into a drive.

2. Insert an Audio CD into a drive and click the OK button.
3. In the Source Drive drop-down menu, select the drive in which your Audio CD is located
(e.g. F:\).
The Audio CD is read and the individual audio files which are located on the Audio CD
are listed.


4. In the Output File Format drop-down menu select the MP3 file type.
5. Click the Browse button and select the target directory in which the audio files should be
saved (e.g. the My Music directory).
6. If you do not want select all but only a few individual audio files which are on the Audio CD,
click the Unselect All button.
The check boxes in front of the audio files are deactivated.
7. Activate the check box in front of the respective audio files that you want to copy (e.g. Track
1, Track 2, and Track 5).
8. Click the Save button.
The selected audio files are copied and converted into the MP3 file format. A progress
bar in the lower left side of the screen displays the copy progress. A dialog box opens after
the copy process has finished.
9. Click the OK button.
You have copied audio files from an Audio CD to your hard drive in MP3 format.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

How To Play Video

Click on Play Video in Nero StartSmart.

Nero ShowTime allows you to adjust many settings such as language settings, play modes, and video filters.

Refer to the Nero ShowTime manual to get more detailed information of all features.

This guide only explains the main features of Nero ShowTime.

(1) Chapter slider - Skip between the chapters of the selected video file.

(2) Control panel for playback:


(3) Volume Control - Change the volume.

(4) Seek Slider - Jump to another point in the video file.

(5) Screen - The video file is played back in this screen.

(6) Close, hide, or zoom Nero ShowTime screen.

(7) Control Panel - Start and stop the playback.

(8) Playlist Panel - Edit your playlist or open new video files.


Select Play Video in the Photo and Video section to start Nero ShowTime.

Follow these steps if you want to activate the autoplay function of Nero ShowTime:

Click the Preferences button.

Select DVD general in the Preferences window.

Check the boxes Auto play when application started and Play automatically upon inserting disk.

Click the OK button to save the entries.


Select Play Video in the Photo and Video section to start Nero ShowTime.

Follow these steps if you want to deactivate the autoplay function of Nero ShowTime:

Click the Preferences button.

Select DVD general in the Preferences window.

Uncheck the boxes Auto play when application started and Play automatically upon inserting disk.

Click the OK button to save the entries.

Click the Select Source button.
Select the source you want to use.

If the video file is located on your hard drive or in your network, select Media Files.

Browse for your video file in the Main Browser window (1).

Double-click the video file in the Folder Content window (2) in order to add it to the Playlist window (3).

(1) Main Browser window

(2) Folder Content window

(3) Playlist window

Click the OK button to start the playback of your playlist.

How To View Your Photos

Click on View Your Photos in Nero StartSmart.


Click the Open button in the Nero PhotoSnap Viewer window.

Browse for the pictures you want to use and highlight them before you click the Open button.

The following formats are supported:

BMP, DIB, JIF, JPG, JPEG, PBM, PCX, PNG, PPM, TIF, TIFF, TGA, WMF, and WPG.


You can Zoom In, Zoom Out, rotate, and view the pictures in Full Screen mode.

Click the Edit button to switch from Nero PhotoSnap Viewer to the image editing application Nero PhotoSnap Editor.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

How To Edit Your Photos

Click on Edit Your Photos in Nero StartSmart.


Click the Open button in the Nero PhotoSnap window.

Browse for the pictures you want to use and highlight them before you click the OK button.

The following formats are supported:

BMP, DIB, JIF, JPG, JPEG, PBM, PCX, PNG, PPM, TGA, TIF, TIFF, WMF, and WPG.

Pictures of people who have been photographed with a flash appear to have red eyes (or, to be more precise, red pupils) instead of their real eye color. The red color in the pupils is caused by blood in the choroid (a layer of tissue in the back of the eye containing a large number of blood vessels) which becomes visible because the iris cannot close quickly enough.

This effect is stronger the closer the flash is positioned to camera lens.

In other words: The red eye effect is worst with the most popular compact cameras.

Nero PhotoSnap offers a function which removes this red eye effect from a picture.

Click the Red Eye Removal button in Nero PhotoSnap.


Click the Splitted preview Red Eye Removal tab to change to the split-screen-view.

Select the area you want to edit in the picture.

Simply create a circle around a red eye (for example) by dragging the mouse over the area while you click the left mouse button.

FYI: You do not need to be overly precise while you mark the area to be changed. The filter will only replace the red values with grey ones!

Move the slider in the edit panel to define the degree of reduction.

Click the Next button if you want to edit another part of the picture with the red eye removal tool (e.g. if several people with red eyes are visible on the picture).

Click the Apply button if all parts of the picture are edited.

Click Save button to save the edited picture

what is Nero StartSmart

The Nero StartSmart icon will appear on the desktop of your computer after the installation of the Nero Suite. Nero StartSmart, the "command center" of the Nero Suite, provides convenient access to all applications. Start Nero StartSmart as follows:

Double-click the Nero StartSmart icon .
The default Nero StartSmart window will be opened.
Click on the arrow button to the left in the frame of the window.
Nero StartSmart's extended features will be displayed.
The following control options are available:

Buttons


Menu Icon
The menu icons in the top right corner of the initial Nero StartSmart screen represent categories in which related tasks are grouped together. The scope of the tasks offered in the individual categories differs depending on the project type selected and whether Nero StartSmart is in default or expert mode. The available tasks are displayed as menu icons when you hover the mouse pointer over the category icons.

Changing the allocation of the applications to tasks
Hovering the mouse pointer over the menu icons in the task area displays a dialog area giving the name of the application with which the respective task is processed. If there is a number of suitable applications, you can also select an application here and make it the default application for this task.

About New Compilation window Nero burning rom

In the New Compilation window select the disc type and configure the options for the disc format in the tabs. The window basically looks the same for all disc types. The only difference is the tabs that are available.

When you launch Nero Burning ROM, the New Compilation window opens automatically. If the window is not open, click on the New button. In the default setting, CD-ROM (ISO) is selected and the Multisession tab is on top. If you have not installed a recorder, the ISO tab is on top.

The window consists of a drop-down menu, a selection list, various tabs and four buttons.

The drop-down menu can contain the entries CD, DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc . The selection list will contain different entries depending on the entry selected.

The recorder installed will determine which disc type (CD, DVD, HD DVD and/or Blu-ray Disc) is displayed and burned. If the recorder can only burn CDs, the drop-down list is grayed out.
Using Nero Image Recorder which is installed in Nero Burning ROM you will always be able to create an image (see Creating an image file) even if you have not installed a recorder. Nero Image Recorder is also suitable for creating an image from a disc type that the installed recorder does not support (see Expert Features). You can therefore create a DVD image for instance without having installed a DVD recorder.

The following entries are available in the selection list:

Entry Description
CD/DVD-ROM (ISO) Creates a data CD/DVD, each file type can be burned. The burned data complies with the ISO standard.
Audio CD Creates a standard Audio CD that can play audio files on all Audio CD players.
Mixed Mode CD Creates a CD with data and audio files in a single session. Usually a data file is followed by one or more audio files for instance (e.g. sound track in PC games).
Older Audio CD players are often not capable of recognizing the data file as such and attempt to play it.

CD EXTRA Creates a multisession CD with audio and data files that are stored in two sessions. The first session contains the audio files and the second session the data.
Popular CD players play the first session as Audio CDs. The second session can only be used by PCs with a CD-ROM drive, it cannot be 'seen' by a normal CD player.

Copy CD/DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray Disc Copies a source disc to a CD/DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray disc (see Copying discs).
Video CD Creates a CD that can play video and/or picture files on almost all VCD and DVD players.
While the Video CD (VCD) is being burned, Nero Burning ROM automatically converts the files into the MPEG-1 format required by the Video CD.

Super Video CD Creates a CD that can play video and/or picture files on almost all SVCD and DVD players. The resolution is higher than for the VCD, and so the quality of the image is mostly superior.
When burning the Super Video CD (SVCD), Nero Burning ROM uses the DVD Video plug-in to automatically convert the files into the MPEG-2 format required by the Super Video CD.

miniDVD Creates a CD that uses the specifications of a DVD. The miniDVD has the same technical options and qualities as a DVD. It can easily be played on a PC whereas there is no guarantee that it can be played in all DVD players.
You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn a miniDVD if the DVD video title, i.e. a complete DVD folder structure is already available. However, if you want to convert video files into a DVD video title, you can do so with Nero Vision but not with Nero Burning ROM.

CD/DVD-ROM (Boot) Creates a bootable CD (see Bootable disc).
CD/DVD-ROM/HD DVD/Blu-ray Disc (UDF) Creates a data disc, all file types can be burned. The burned data complies with the UDF standard.
CD/DVD-ROM (UDF/ISO) Creates a data disc; all file types can be burned. The burned data complies with ISO and UDF standards.
Audiobook CD Creates CDs from an audiobook. The file format of the original audiobook file may be either Audible Audio (extension .aa) or MP3. The burned audiobook CD can be read and played by CD players. Since audiobooks can play for several hours, Nero Burning ROM saves the audiobook to multiple Audio CDs.
DVD-Video Creates a DVD that can play high-quality video and/or picture files on DVD players. You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn a DVD if the DVD video title, i.e. a complete DVD folder structure is already available. However, if you want to convert video files into a DVD video title, you can do so with Nero Vision, but not with Nero Burning ROM.

What is UDF tab

UDF tab
The UDF tab provides options for configuring the UDF file system. The UDF standard was developed by Osta (Optical Storage Technology Association) in response to the requirements of DVDs. The standard works on all platforms.

The following entries are available in the Options drop-down menu:
Automatic settings Sets options automatically for the UDF file system.
We recommend that you select this entry.

Manual settings Enables you to manually define the UDF partition type and the file system version.
Enable Xbox™ compatibility mode Creates a disc that is compatible with Xbox™.

How to Creating and burning a bootable disc

To create a bootable disc, proceed as follows:

Click on the New button in the main Nero Burning ROM screen.
The New Compilation window is opened.
If you want to create a bootable CD, select the option CD from the drop-down menu and the option CD-ROM (Boot) from the selection list.
If you want to create a bootable DVD, select the option DVD from the drop-down menu and the option DVD-ROM (Boot) from the selection list.
The tabs for the bootable CD are displayed; the Boot tab is on top.
If the template data for the bootable disc should originate from a logical drive:
Select the Bootable logical drive option button in the Source of boot image data area.
Select the option you want from the drop-down menu.
If the logical drive you want does not appear in the drop-down menu, the reason for this is that the drive is bigger than the space available on the disc. Please note furthermore that for operating systems as of Microsoft® Windows® 2000 you need to have administrator rights in order to be able to access drives directly, which you will need to do if you are to create bootable discs.


If the template data for the bootable disc should originate from an image file:
Select the Image file option button in the Source of boot image data area.
Click on the Browse button and select the desired image file.
Select the language that should appear while the system is booting from the Boot locale drop-down menu.
Enable the Enable expert features check box and select the emulation type for the image file from the Emulation type drop-down menu.
Select any other options required in the tabs (see New Compilation window).
Click on the New button.
The selection screen is displayed.
Select the files/folders that should be written to the ISO part of the bootable disc and drag them into the Compilation Area.
The files/folders are displayed in the compilation area and the capacity bar indicates how much storage space is required on the disc.
Start the burn process (see Starting the burn process ).
You have successfully burnt a bootable disc.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The good and bad of virtual disk drive

For those who always running CD/DVD disk (Game or Programe) from CD/DVD drive directly everytime might got some problems such as slow reading,interupt reading and as worst can cause your CD/DVD drive working hard all the time which cause them break down quickly before reaching the proper time. How to solve the problem is making a virtual disk drive which is we can store all data and information as the same disk inside our HDD. or Ext. Drive and then use the software like Nero burning rom to mount that virtual file as it were the same CD/DVD
there are many good points and reasons to support the idea of making virturl disk drive on our computer
The good
1 of course , we can read faster and safer than read from cd/dvd drive directly
2 Help to expand our life of CD/DVD drive using time
3 more economize since we can save some budgets of buying new CD/DVD drive
4 We don't need to put the CD/DVD disk into the CD/DVD drive .so we can keep them in a case
The bad
1 it's all about the licence and copy right because it easy for those who want to make a copy of CD/DVD disk (Game or Programe) which is nomally will need us to put the original disk into the CD/DVD drive everytime we want to play a game,then with this virtual disk technology is the over of this method
2 it can cause your HDD. full ,especially if your HDD. is not much larger enough,then it also can cause you spent the money on new HDD.
3 your may need to buy softwares to make a virturl disk if you don't know that there are a freeware to make a virtual disk available to download in the internet
summary
whether you are new to this or not you can learn and consider by yourself for the good and the bad of making virtual drive on your computer and I wish you make the right dicision
Have a good luck and thank for every reader who read this short article on virtual disk drive

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

How to burn ISO file

From Stefan Haglund :

CDBurnerXP is an application to burn optical disks including cd, DVD, H-DVD, Blu-Ray Disaks. It can create ISO and multilanguage interface.

It is able to burn audio-CDs with or without gaps between tracks.Data verification can be done after burning process.It can be used as bin/nrg to ISO converter and can used for simple cover printing
A step by step guide how to create iso file by CDBurnerXP
Link to download http://download.cnet.com/CDBurnerXP/3000-2646_4-10409086.html?tag=mncol
File size (4.21MB)
Operating system: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7

Free download Active ISO Burner 2.0

Active ISO Burner will allow you to burn an ISO image file to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+R DL(Dual Layer), DVD-RW and DVD+RW (including double layer, DL). Active@ ISO Burner software accepts command line parameters to automate ISO images burning process.

Version 2.0 supports three independent burning transports (SPTI,ASPI,SPTD), configuration of after-burn actions : Verify, Eject, Shut Down PC and test Mode burning and Works under User's account (via SPTI on Vista, and SPTD transports).
Link to download http://download.cnet.com/Active-ISO-Burner/3000-2646_4-10602452.html?tag=mncol
File size (4.78MB)
Operating system: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98

How To Burn and save ISO files


Free and easy CD & DVD burning solution. Burn data, audio, video to your CDs & DVDs is now very easy. Audio format supported : WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, FLAC, AAC, M4A. Burn and save ISO files, copy your DVDs. Burn your dvd-video. Save your favorite audio CDs to mp3 with the internal grabber. Support for dual-layer DVD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW. Standard ISO9660 & Joliet, buffer UnderRun protection, and Multisession support. Version 3.9 is a bug fixing release.
Link to download http://download.cnet.com/Free-Easy-CD-DVD-Burner/3000-2646_4-10627009.html?tag=mncol
File size (5.99MB)
Operating system: Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7
Step by step how to Burn an ISO Image File to a CD or DVD

# Insert a blank CD or DVD in your drive.
# Open the Free Easy CD DVD Burner program.
# Click on the Copy CD/DVD button on the tool bar at the top of the program window.

# Under the Action menu on the left, click the Burn an image file link.

# When the Select the image file that you want to burn window opens, locate and select the ISO file you wish to burn to the empty disc and then click Open.
# A dialog box will appear asking "Do you want to burn [your chosen ISO file]?".
Click OK to confirm.

The burning process will automatically begin. The time it takes to burn will depend on the size of the ISO file and the speed of both your PC and your CD or DVD burner.
# When the burning is complete, the CD or DVD will automatically eject from the drive. You can remove the disc and close Free Easy CD DVD Burner.
# If you view the contents of the disc, you might notice many files and folders. So what happened to the ISO file? Remember that the ISO file is just an image of what should be on the CD or DVD. That ISO file contained the information for all of the files you see on the disc.

Monday, November 2, 2009

How To Convert DVD-Video Movies to Nero Digital(TM)

Click on Convert DVD-Video Movies to Nero Digital(TM) in Nero StartSmart to convert DVD-Video titles and other non copy-protected video files into the Nero Digital(TM) format (MPEG-4) with Nero Recode.

Click the Import Files button in the Nero Recode window.

Browse for the DVD or video file you want to import. (Select either your DVD drive if the video file is on a DVD disc or select the folder on your hard drive if the video file is stored in your computer).

Highlight the video file in the Import Title window.


Click the Add Title button to import the video file.

The following options can be selected in the My Nero Digital Disc window when the video files have been imported to the project:

(1) Delete - Deletes the selected title.

This button is only enabled if a video file has been imported.

(2) Lock Ratio - Locks the quality of the selected video file to the current value.

This button is only enabled if a video file has been imported.

(3) Quality-Slider - Drag the slider to adjust the quality and size of the selected video file.

This button is only enabled if a video file has been imported.

(4) Start/End - Opens a window that shows the first and last frame of the imported video file.

This button is only enabled if a video file is highlighted.

Left screen: Slide to the frame where you want to start the movie.

Right screen: Slide to the frame where you want to end the movie.

Click the OK button to save the entries.

(5) Chapters - Adds chapters to the selected video file.

This button is only enabled if a video file has been imported.

Slide to the point in the movie where you want to add a chapter.

Click the Add button to add a chapter mark at this point and confirm with OK.

(6) Video - Opens the advanced Nero Digital Video Settings dialog.

This button is only enabled if a video file has been imported.



Refer to the Nero Recode manual for further details about Nero Digital(TM) profile options.

(7) Select Audio tracks and Subtitles in this window.


Click the Settings button to open the Audio track attributes.

Refer to the Nero Recode manual for further details about Nero Digital Audio Settings.

Select the language of the Subtitle.

(8) Fit to Target - Click the drop-down button to select the target size of the DVD.

The Fit to Target check box is marked by default. This means that the original disc contents will be automatically recoded to fit the size of the inserted blank disc (in as much as it is technically possible).

If the Fit to Target check box has been disabled, the size of the copy does not depend on the size of a disc.

(9) Profiles - Nero Recode allows you to import and to create profiles. A profile specifies which audio tracks and subtitles are chosen when DVD-Videos and other video files are imported. This information is stored in the profile and can be called up again.

The number of profiles that can be created depends on how the DVD-Video is copied.

Simply select the profile you want to use before you start the burning process.


(10) Nero Digital profile - Select the Nero Digital Profile you want to use for your project:

Refer to the Nero Recode manual for further details about Nero Digital Profiles.

(11) Configure - Change settings (i.e. language settings) or the path for temporary folders.

(12) Erase Disc - Nero Recode erases the DVD disc in the recorder drive.


Click the DVD Data Files button.

(1)

(2) Opens a dialog to import data files.

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

(3) Delete - Deletes the selected title.

This button is only enabled if a video file has been imported.

Click the Next button to finish your Nero Digital(TM) project.


Select the final burn settings.

(1) Destination - Specify the target for your compilation. You can either burn with a CD/DVD recorder, save your compilation on the hard drive, or create an image file.

(2) Target Folder - (This option is only available if you selected Hard Disk Folder as destination.)

Select the path to which you want to save the DVD project.

Folder for temporary files - (This option is available if you have not selected the Hard Disk Folder as destination, but a CD/DVD Recorder drive or the Image Recorder.)


Click the Burn button to start the transcoding and burning process.


Follow the status of the transcoding and writing process in this window: