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:
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.