Saturday, January 23, 2010

How to Recode Video to iPod

In this tutorial you can follow the step by step procedure for recoding a video for iPod® in Nero Recode.
The following requirements have to be fulfilled:
􀂃 You have started Nero Recode.
􀂃 You have stored a video on your PC or you have inserted a DVD into your drive.
􀂃 You have connected the iPod® to your computer.
􀂃 You have installed iTunes® on your computer.
To recode a video, proceed as follows:
1. Select the Recode Main Movie to Nero Digital™Nero Recode task in the start screen.
􀃆 The My Nero Digital™ Movie Backup screen is displayed.
2. Click the Import DVD button.
􀃆 The Find Folder dialog box opens.
3. Select the drive or hard drive folder which has the video in it (e.g. F:\ drive) and click the OK
button. 􀃆 The video is analyzed and imported. The capacity bar at the bottom of the screen displays how large the imported files will be. If the source file is larger than the target medium then the middle section of the DVD-Video Files tab displays how the DVD can be recoded to match the selected profile

4.In the Profile Category drop-down menu, select the Apple iPod entry. A window inform
5. Click an OK bottom

6. Make sure that you select the iPod/iPhone AVC Profile entry in the drop-down menu.
7. Click the Next button to define the burn settings.
􀃆 The Burn Settings screen appears.
8. Select your iPod® in the Target drop-down menu
Click the Burn button to start the recoding process. A window w®®
the iPod.
Check the setting in iTunes® anThe burn process begins. The Recoding
progress bar. The recoding
window.
Decide if you want to save a log file of this proYou have recoded a video for the iPod. The Next button takes you to the What do you
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How to convert 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.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

How to Access SecurDisc Discs with InCD

Accessing SecurDisc Discs with InCD
Access to a SecurDisc disc can be protected with access passwords and/or digital signatures. The windows for entering a password and/or a digital signature are displayed according to the properties of the detected SecurDisc disc. You can enter these conveniently here, after which you can immediately access all data on the SecurDisc disc using Windows Explorer.
Automatic SecurDisc disc detection
The Always show a notification when a SecurDisc disc is inserted check box is selected by default in the SecurDisc - Options window; this means SecurDisc™ automatically sends a notification when a SecurDisc disc is detected in a drive. This way, access takes place almost automatically.
The following requirements have to be fulfilled:
􀂃 You require InCD or InCD Reader.
􀂃 If, during the creation process the special SecurDisc duplication process has been set up so that it can be removed again with a password, then you will need a SecurDisc capable drive (for example from HLDS/LG).
Proceed as follows to access a SecurDisc™ DVD with copy protected PDF files:
1. Insert the SecurDisc disc in your computer's SecurDisc capable drive.
2. Double click the SecurDisc icon .
􀃆 The SecurDisc Drive and disc features window is displayed.

3. In the Drive drop-down menu, select the drive in which you inserted the SecurDisc disc.
􀃆 The name of the inserted disc in the selected drive is displayed in the Disc name field. Also displayed in the Capabilities area are the properties of the selected drive and the disc it contains.
4. If data on the SecurDisc disc is password protected:
1. Click the Enter password button.

The SecurDisc Data Protection window is displayed
2. Enter the required password in the Password text box or insert it using the Copy from clipboard button.
3. Click the OK button.
􀃆 You are returned to the SecurDisc - Drive and disc features window.
5. When the SecurDisc disc is protected by a digital signature:
1. Click the Confirm digital signature button.
􀃆 The SecurDisc- Verify Digital Signature window is displayed.

2. Click the Select public key button.
􀃆 The Open window is displayed.
3. Select the appropriate public key and click the Open button.
􀃆 The Verify Digital Signature window is displayed once more; the name of the selected public key is displayed under Key name.
4. Click the Start button.
􀃆 The digital signature is checked using the selected public key. A progress bar keeps you informed of the processing status. The Close button is displayed once verification is complete.
5. Click the Close button.
􀃆 The files are ready for your access. You are returned to the SecurDisc - Drive and disc features window.
6. To check if the data was manipulated, click the Data Integrity Check button.
􀃆 The SecurDisc Data Integrity Check window is displayed. Checksums are used to determine whether data manipulation has taken place. A progress bar and a growing list of the examined files inform you of the progress of the verification process. The Close button is displayed once verification has completed successfully.


7. When PDF files on the SecurDisc DVD have a removable duplication protection:
1. Click the Allow Duplication button.
􀃆 The Allow Duplication window is displayed.

2. Enter the required password in the appropriate input area or insert it using the Copy from clipboard button.
3. Click the OK button.
􀃆 Duplication protection is removed
􀃎 The SecurDisc - Drive and disc features window is available again. You can now open the SecurDisc disc using, for example, Windows Explorer.

How to Compiling and Burning a SecurDis Data Disc

Nero Express combines all the performance and efficiency of Nero Burning ROM with a simplified user interface and guides you quickly and securely through the process of creating a SecurDisc™ disc. The default settings are selected to automatically produce the best possible result. It couldn't be easier to use: simply select the SecurDisc™ project, add the files, and start burning. There is no difference in the procedure for the creation of data CDs or DVDs.
SecurDis drive
You can only create SecurDisc™ discs using drives that support SecurDisc™ (for example from HLDS/LG) and Nero Express .
Duplication protection for PDF files
Please note that the SecurDisc™ duplication protection feature for PDF files can only be used on DVDs.
SecurDis and Nero Express
Nero Express is available in three different versions: Nero Express, Nero Express Essentials, and Nero Express Essentials SE. Nero Express and Nero Express Essentials offer the full range of features, only Nero Express Essentials SE does not offer a number of features (including the burning of SecurDisc discs).
The following requirements have to be fulfilled:
􀂃 You have a drive that supports SecurDisc.
􀂃 You have installed Nero Express on your computer.
􀂃 You have launched Nero Express .
Proceed as follows to compile and burn a SecurDisc™ data disc:
1. In the start screen of Nero Express , click the menu icon Data.
􀃆 The SecurDisc Data CD and SecurDisc Data DVD options are displayed.

2. Click the desired option - SecurDisc Data CD or SecurDisc™ Data DVD.
􀃆 The Disc Content compilation screen for data CDs/DVDs is displayed. Additional options are offered in the extended area of the compilation screen under SecurDisc Settings.
SecurDisc

3. Add the desired files to your compilation.
􀃆 The files are displayed in the compilation screen.

Activating protection feature
You can disable the protection feature for individual files or selectively enable them. Highlight the desired file to display the Unprotect/Protect button. Click the Unprotect/Protect button to enable or disable protection.
4. To protect data on the disc against unauthorized access, select the Protect data by password check box.
􀃆 All files in the compilation are protected as can be seen by a lock symbol.
5. To furnish the disc with a digital signature, select the Digital Signature check box.
􀃆 The SecurDisc – Digital Signature window will open.
SecurDisc

Using existing keys
If you have already created a digital key, click the Search button and select your key in the SecurDisc – Private Key window.
6. If you want to create a digital key:
1. Click the Start button.
􀃆 The SecurDisc – Create Digital Key window will open.
2. Read the introduction and click the Next button.
􀃆 The SecurDisc – Key Creation Process window will open.

3. Move your mouse at random until the creation process is complete in order to generate random data that will help to make the key more secure.
􀃆 A progress bar keeps you informed about the process status. The Next button is displayed as soon as the process is complete.
4. Click the Next button.
􀃆 The SecurDisc – Key Creation Completed window will open.
5. Enter a file name for the key you have created and click the Finish button.
􀃆 The SecurDisc – Digital Signature combo box will open again and the selected key will be displayed in the combo box.
7. Click the OK button.
􀃆 The information window will open to inform you that the disc is being digitally signed with the selected key.
Public key
You can pass on the relevant public key to recipients to enable them to verify the signature.
8. Click the OK button.
9. To protect the PDF files on the SecurDisc DVD against unauthorized duplication, select the Copy Protection check box.
􀃆 All PDF files are copy-protected. The check box Disable Copy Protection by Password appears.
Password wizard
A wizard offers suggestions by means of an additional dialog box when entering and selecting the password. It already estimates the security level, i.e. the quality of the password, during entry.
10. If you want to permit duplication of the copy-protected data after entering a password:
1. Select the Disable Copy Protection by Password check box.
􀃆 The Allow Duplication by Password window will open.
2. Enter the desired password in the Password area.
3. Confirm the password in the password confirmation text box and click the OK button.
11. Put a recordable disc that supports SecurDisc™ into the drive and click the Next button.
􀃆 The Protect Data window will open.

12. Enter the desired password in the Password area.
13. Confirm the password in the Password confirmation text box and click the OK button.
􀃆 The Final Burn Settings window is displayed.
Monitor process status
You can follow the process status in the status bar. As soon as the burn process has finished, the Nero Express dialog box will open and show you the message about the result of the burn process.
14. Make the desired settings and click the Burn button.
􀃆 The Burning Process screen is displayed and the burn process starts.
15. Click the OK button.
16. If you would like to print or save a log of the burn process, click either the Print or Save button.
17. Click the Next button.
􀃎 You have created a SecurDisc data disc and can now continue by selecting another option from the final screen or by exiting Nero Express.
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