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  • Page 1 Manual Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 2 This document and all of its contents are protected by copyright and are the property of Nero AG. All rights reserved. In addition, this document contains material that is protected by internationally valid copyright. This document may not be reproduced, transmitted, or transcribed in whole or in part without the express written permission of Nero AG.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Table of contents Start Successfully About the Manual About Nero Burning ROM Working With The Program Starting The Program Main Screen Compilation Screen New Compilation Window Selection Screen Data Disc Compiling Data CDs/DVDs Enabling SecurDisc Settings Defining Options 5.3.1...
  • Page 4 16.4 Ultrabuffer Settings 16.5 LightScribe Settings Technical Information 17.1 System Requirements 17.2 Disc Types 17.3 Disc Formats 17.4 Audio Formats And Codecs 17.5 Metadata 17.6 Video Formats And Codecs 17.7 Image Formats 17.8 Formats For Playlists Glossary Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 5 Table of contents Index Contact Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 6: Start Successfully

    Start Successfully About the Manual This manual is intended for all users who want to learn how to use Nero Burning ROM. It is process-based and explains how to achieve a specific objective on a step-by-step basis. To make best use of this documentation, please note the following conventions: Indicates warnings, preconditions or instructions that have to be pre- cisely followed.
  • Page 7: Working With The Program

    For more information, please visit www.gracenote.com. Working With The Program The main function of Nero Burning ROM is to select files and folders and to burn them to a disc. This is done in three basic steps: ...
  • Page 8: Starting The Program

    Starting The Program Starting The Program To start Nero Burning ROM via Nero StartSmart, proceed as follows: Click the StartSmart icon.  The Nero StartSmart window opens. Click the button.  The list of Nero applications appears. Nero StartSmart window Select the Nero Burning ROM entry in the selection list.
  • Page 9: Main Screen

    Main Screen Main Screen The main screen of Nero Burning ROM is the starting point for all actions. It consists of a menu bar and a toolbar with buttons and a drop-down menu. Main window with menu and toolbar The following menus are available: Provides program facilities such as opening, saving, printing, and closing.
  • Page 10 This button is only available if a recorder that supports Labelflash is con- nected. Launches Nero CoverDesigner to create or load a label to be printed on the label side of a LightScribe disc. This button is only available if a recorder that supports LightScribe is con- nected.
  • Page 11 Main Screen See also:  New Compilation Window 12  Bootable Disc 58  LightScribe 61  Labelflash 64  Loading Image File 60  Erase Rewritable Disc Window 79  Configuration Options 82 Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 12: Compilation Screen

    The window basically looks the same for all disc types. The only difference is the tabs that are available. When you start Nero Burning ROM, the New Com- pilation window opens automatically. If the window is not open, click the New button. The window consists of a drop-down menu, a selection list, various tabs, and buttons.
  • Page 13 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 avai- lable.
  • Page 14 The Nero Vision program works best for creating Video CDs and Super Video CDs. Nero Vision is an application of Nero Suite and is installed automatically together with its suite. You will find further information in the Nero Vision man- ual.
  • Page 15 Contains options for configuring audio files. You can also enter additional information about the CD. Audio CD Defines the strategy used by Nero Burning ROM for handling CD-DA files from a source audio CD. CDA Options Contains options for configuring albums.
  • Page 16: Selection Screen

    In the browser area (Browser), you can find the elements that you want to burn. The File Browser is similar to other file browsers and provides a toolbar and address bar with typical functionality. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 17 Display the Capacity Bar If the capacity scale is hidden, you can show it again by clicking the File > Op- tions > Compilation menu and by selecting the check box Show compilation size in the Nero status bar. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 18: Data Disc

    Compiling Data CDs/DVDs With Nero Burning ROM you can compile and burn all types of files and folders. If a DVD re- corder is installed on your computer, you can burn both data CDs, and data DVDs. If you ha- ve a CD recorder, you can only burn data CDs and the option for burning a DVD is already grayed out in the start screen.
  • Page 19 (ISO), CD/DVD-ROM (UDF), or CD/DVD-ROM (UDF/ISO).  The tabs with the configuration options that are valid for this compilation type are dis- played. Click the New button.  The New Compilation window is closed and the selection screen is displayed. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 20: Enabling Securdisc Settings

    The files are added to the compilation and displayed in the compilation screen. The ca- pacity bar indicates how much space is required on the disc. In Nero Burning ROM, there is the option of defining filters for individual files or folders by dragging files or folders into the compilation areas with the de- pressed right mouse button.
  • Page 21 You can selectively enable the password protection for individual files by mark- ing the desired file in the compilation screen and clicking the Protect button. If you want to sign the disc with a digital signature: Select the Digital signature check box on the SecurDisc tab. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 22 The SecurDisc – Digital Signature window is opened again and the selected key appears in the drop-down menu. Click the OK button.  The corresponding window is opened to inform you that the disc is being digitally signed with the selected key. Click the OK button. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 23: Defining Options

    Audio CDs, are burned in a single session. If a new multisession disc is being started, Nero Burning ROM also saves (if possible) the point of origin for the files. This information is used when continuing the multisession disc.
  • Page 24 Data Disc In this case Nero Burning ROM automatically verifies whether the correct multisession disc has been inserted for continuation. If not, the disc is ejected. If you disable the Finalize disc check box on the Burn tab, you can always burn additional sessions on the disc, but then only the last session will be visi- ble and you will only be able to access data from the final session.
  • Page 25: Iso Settings

    Selects the file system that is used for the data. ISO 9660 only and ISO 9660 + Joliet are available. File system ISO 9660 only: ISO format alone is used. ISO 9660 + Joliet: ISO format is used and is enhanced by the Joliet standard. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 26: Udf Settings

    A disc that is compatible with Xbox cannot be created as a multisession disc. Saving Data Track With Nero Burning ROM you can save a data disc as an image file. The image file can later be burned to a recordable disc. The result is a copy of the original data disc.
  • Page 27 The Progress window is opened and displays the progress made while saving. When the save process is complete, the window is closed automatically.  You have successfully created an image file starting from a data disc. Now you can burn the image file to a disc. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 28: Check Point Media Encryption Cd/Dvd

    Data Disc Check Point Media Encryption CD/DVD With Nero Burning ROM and Check Point Media Encryption you can create discs with spe- cial encryption security protection. This feature is only available if all of the following requirements are fulfilled: (1) Check Point Endpoint Security Media Encryption, version R73 or later, is in- stalled on your computer.
  • Page 29: Audio Cd And Audio Files

    Audio CD And Audio Files Compiling Audio CDs Using Nero Burning ROM you can create an Audio CD that contains music files. It can be played using all standard CD players. To compile an Audio CD, source files with different audio formats (e.g.
  • Page 30: Customizing Properties Of The Audio File

    CD players that support CD Text show the artist's name entered he- Artist (CD TEXT) Input field Defines the length of the pause in seconds or frames between the selected audio file and the next one. Pause Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 31 The tab consists of the Oscilloscope and Positions areas. Indexes, Limits, Split Tab Audio files are displayed graphically in the Oscilloscope area. The following configuration options are available in the Positions area: Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 32 No additional audio data is cre- ated. The audio files are not actually changed until they are written. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 33 Fades out the vocals on an audio file. This is done by fading out the parts of a song that are the same in both stereo channels. Karaoke Check box Adds an echo to the audio file. Echo Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 34: Defining Options

    Check box Enables a filter that brings the volume of the audio files to be burned into line with one another. This is particularly recom- Normalize all audio fi- mended if the audio files originate from different sources. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 35 The CDA Options tab provides options for configuring CD-DA files on the Audio CD. The CDA file strategy area allows you to select the strategy that Nero Burning ROM should use for handling selected audio files from a source audio CD. In general there are two methods: ...
  • Page 36: Mixed Mode Cd And Cd Extra

    Remove pause at the end of audio tracks Mixed Mode CD And CD EXTRA With Nero Burning ROM you can compile CDs that include both audio and data files. The following compilation methods are available:  Mixed Mode CD ...
  • Page 37: Cd-Extra Settings

    Compiling an Audio Book CD With Nero Burning ROM you can compile audio book files and burn them as an audio book CD, i.e. in the form of an Audio CD. You can then play it on any standard CD player. Since audiobooks can play for several hours, Nero Burning ROM saves the audiobook to multiple Audio CDs.
  • Page 38: Automatic Music Recognition

    With Gracenote MusicID Nero Burning ROM can identify music files. So called metadata such as artist, title, and genre are accessed from the Gracenote Media Database and dis- played in Nero Burning ROM. The identified metadata is written to the music file and is then available.
  • Page 39: Copy Audio Cds To Hard Drive

    Copy Audio CDs to Hard Drive Using Nero Burning ROM you can save audio files from an Audio CD on the hard drive. In the process, the files are encoded, i.e. converted into a format that the computer can read.
  • Page 40 If several entries are found then the Matches window opens and the metadata-records in question are displayed. Select the metadata-record that matches your Audio CD. Click the Send New Data button if none of the metadata records match your Audio CD.  The Edit MetaData window is opened. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 41 Tracks to Hard Drive window. Select the tracks that you want to save on the hard drive. Click the Output tab.  The Output tab is opened. In the File Format drop-down menu, select the target file's audio format. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 42: Save Audio Tracks To Hard Drive Window

    Define the settings for audio files to be saved to the hard drive in the Save Audio Tracks to Hard Drive window. The window is opened by clicking the Extras > Save Audio Tracks menu. Save Audio Tracks to Hard Drive - Source Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 43 Audio CD exists in the Gracenote Media Database. This metadata is sent to Gracenote, and added to the Gracenote Media Database. Input fields Displays or specifies metadata for the album, artist and year. Album/Artist/Year Selection list Displays or specifies the genre. Genre Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 44 Selects the method to be used for creating the name of the output file. Mode for creating file name Check box Creates a playlist of the saved audio files. Automatically ge- nerate a playlist of stored audio tracks Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 45: Convert Audio File Format

    Convert Audio File Format With Nero Burning ROM you can convert an audio file into another format, i.e. transcode the audio file (e.g. from WAV to MP3). The following formats are usually available (available formats may depend on the source format): ...
  • Page 46 Removes all files from the list of Files to be encoded. Remove All Button Resets the status of the selected file to to do. Reset Status Button Starts the encode process. Start Button Closes the window. Close Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 47 6.6.1.2 MP3 Lame Encoding Options With Nero Burning ROM you can encode audio files of an Audio CD in MP3 formats using the Lame Codec. Set these options in the MP3 Settings window that you can open in the Encode files window via the Settings button. Ensure that you have selected Lame MP3 Encoder as the Output file format.
  • Page 48 6.6.1.3 MP3 And MP3PRO Encoding Options With Nero Burning ROM you can encode audio files of an Audio CD in MP3 and MP3PRO formats. Set these options in the MP3PRO window that you can open in the Encode files window via the Settings button. Ensure that you have selected MP3/MP3PRO as the Out- put file format.
  • Page 49 - adapts to the dynamics of Variable Bit Rate the audio file. The bit rate, for example, can be lowered at quieter points in the track. Select your desired quality level in the drop-down menu. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 50 6.6.1.4 Nero Digital Encoding Options Nero Burning ROM can encode audio files of an Audio CD in the Nero Digital Audio format. Set options in the Nero AAC Encoder Settings window that you can open in the Encode Files window via the Settings button. Ensure that you have selected Nero Digital Audio as the Output file format.
  • Page 51 Audio CD And Audio Files Nero AAC Encoder Settings The following setting options are available in the Nero AAC Encoder Settings window: Drop-down menu Specifies a variable bit rate, i.e. the data flow per unit of time and entry thus the quantity of the saved data adapts to the dynamics of the audio file.
  • Page 52 6.6.1.5 OGG Vorbis Encoding Options Nero Burning ROM can encode audio files of an Audio CD in the OGG Vorbis format. Set options in the OGG Vorbis Settings window that you can open in the Encode Files window via the Settings button. Ensure that you have selected OGG Vorbis as the Output file format.
  • Page 53: Video And Slide Show

    Video And Slide Show Compiling Video CDs/Super-Video CDs Using Nero Burning ROM you can compile Video CDs (MPEG-1 format) and/or Super Video CDs (MPEG-2 format) from your video and/or picture files, which can be played on almost all VCD or SVCD and DVD players as videos or slide shows. Source files are automatically converted to the correct format during the burn process.
  • Page 54: Defining Options

    Store source pictures cally. You can assign a separate name for the extra directory. Option buttons Defines the color format to which the video files will be con- verted; the option buttons PAL and NTSC are available. Encoding resolution Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 55 Defines how the wallpaper is inserted, for example whether it should be maximized or minimized. Background mode Drop-down menu Selects the wallpaper. You can also select none or load your own image. You can also define the color of the wallpaper. Background image Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 56: Compiling Dvd-Videos Or Minidvds

    DVD. However, playback is not guaranteed on all DVD players. You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn a DVD Video and miniDVD if the DVD video title, i.e. a complete DVD folder structure, is already available.
  • Page 57  The Burn Compilation window is opened. Set the options you require in the tabs.  You have successfully compiled a DVD-Video or miniDVD and can now burn this compi- lation. See also:  Selection Screen 16 Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 58: Bootable Disc

    Bootable Disc Template For Nero Burning ROM, the template for creating a bootable disc can be either a logical drive (e.g. the C: drive) or a drive image file which contains the contents of a drive as a file sector for sector.
  • Page 59: Creating And Burning A Bootable Disc

    Bootable Disc Creating And Burning a Bootable Disc To create a bootable disc, proceed as follows: Click 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 entry CD from the combo box and the entry CD-ROM (Boot) from the selection list.
  • Page 60: Loading Image File

    Loading Image File Loading Image File You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn a disc from a disk image that you have previously saved on the hard drive. To load a saved image file, proceed as follows: Select a recorder from the drop-down menu.
  • Page 61: Lightscribe

    LightScribe LightScribe Using Nero Burning ROM and a LightScribe recorder you can create or load labels that you can burn onto the label side of CDs/DVDs in the LightScribe recorder. The function is avail- able as a separate Print LightScribe Label option in the start screen or can be integrated as an intermediate step into the creation and burn process of a project.
  • Page 62: Printing Lightscribe Label

    Contains a selection of different templates for designing the label. Label templates You can continue to edit and customize a selected template. Generates a new label document. Opens an existing label which was created using Nero CoverD- Open esigner. Saves the label you have created.
  • Page 63 LightScribe If you want to use an existing label: Select the entry Use Nero CoverDesigner files from the drop-down menu in the Light- Scribe area.  The Open browser window is opened. Select a Nero CoverDesigner file and click the Open button.
  • Page 64: Labelflash

    DVD. The interface in the Burn Label screen works on the same principle as Nero CoverDesigner. Basically, it is irrelevant whether you print the label on paper or directly onto an appropriate disc.
  • Page 65: Printing Labelflash Labels And Diskt@2

    It is not possible to burn data on a printed data side. When you in- sert a DVD on which data has already been burned, Nero Burning ROM auto- matically identifies the space that is still available on the data side and on which you can print.
  • Page 66 Nero CoverDesigner. The interface in the Burn Label window and creation of a label work on the same principle as Nero CoverDesigner. See the separate Nero CoverDesigner manual for full instructions on how to create professional looking covers and la- bels.
  • Page 67 The window shows the estimated printing time and the print progress. When printing is complete, a message window is opened informing about the successful print process. Click the OK button. The message window is closed and the disc ejected.  You have successfully printed a label. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 68: Burn Compilation

    In doing so the DVD DVD high com- is forced to meet the DVD-Video specification which reduces possi- patibility mode bility of read errors. This feature is particularly useful for burning DVD-Videos. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 69: Burn Settings

    Physical disc type: Selects the book type which is specified on the DVD. Current recorder setting: Leaves the book type setting to the recorder. 12.2 Burn Settings The Burn tab on the Burn Compilation window provides options for the burn process. Burn Tab Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 70 Closes the disc so that you cannot write to this disc anymore. Depending on the disc format, finalizing may be necessary. Finalizing a Disc Nero Burning ROM automatically checks the box for the rele- vant disc formats. The following configuration options are available in the Writing area: Drop-down menu Selects the write speed at which the disc is burned.
  • Page 71: Starting The Burn Process - Burning Discs With The Drive

    The burning process is complete. You can now remove the burned disc from the re- corder. 12.4 Burning With Image Recorder – Creating an Image File To create an image file, proceed as follows: Click the New button. Create a new compilation of your choice. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 72 Burn Compilation Using Nero Burning ROM you can create image files for disc types that the in- stalled recorder cannot burn. You can enable this function via the File > Op- tions > Expert Features menu, Enable all supported recorder formats for image recorder check box.
  • Page 73: Copying Cds/Dvds

    Copying CDs/DVDs Copying CDs/DVDs 13.1 Methods of Copying Nero Burning ROM can be used for copying discs. There are two methods for this:  On-the-fly  Copy Over Image Each method has advantages and disadvantages which will depend on your requirements.
  • Page 74: Copying Disc

    Click the Copy button.  If you are copying via the drive, the copy process starts. If you are using Nero Image Re- corder, the Save Image File message window is opened. Enter a name for your image file in the File Name text box.
  • Page 75: Copy Settings

    CDs, the drop-down menu is grayed out. Using Nero Burning ROM you can create image files for disc types that the in- stalled recorder cannot burn. You can enable this function via the File > Op- tions >...
  • Page 76: Image Settings

    In the Copy Options tag the following configuration options are available in the General Area. Check box Creates the copy using the on-the-fly method. If this box is unchecked, the copy is created using the copy- On-the-fly copying over-image method. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 77: Read Options

    Ignores read errors on the original disc and continues the read process. Ignore read errors If this check box is cleared, Nero Burning ROM may interrupt the burn process depending on the type of error. Check box Still passes on corrupt sectors (that have caused read errors) for burning.
  • Page 78 Errors for the DVD disc type: Check box Ignores read errors on the original disc. If this check box is cleared, Nero Burning ROM may interrupt the Ignore read errors burn process depending on the type of error. With certain disc formats such as video CD and audio CD, read errors often ha- ve little or no impact because they are not perceptible when the CD is played.
  • Page 79: Erase Rewritable Disc Window

    Erase Rewritable Disc Window Erase Rewritable Disc Window Nero Burning ROM can be used to erase rewritable discs, i.e. discs with the RW specifica- tion, as long as your recorder supports this feature. Two erase methods are available for this...
  • Page 80 Erasing the disc using this method takes longer than the other method, depending on the type of disc involved. Selection list Defines the erase speed. Erase speed Button Starts the erase process. Erase Button Cancels the action and closes the window. Cancel Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 81: Updating The Virus Scanner

    Updating The Virus Scanner Updating The Virus Scanner A virus scanner that checks the data to be burned is integrated in Nero Burning ROM. This ensures that infected data will not be burned. We recommend that you update the virus scanners regularly.
  • Page 82: Configuration Options

    Configuration Options Configuration Options You can define options for working with Nero Burning ROM in the Options window. Options Window The following tabs are available: Contains options for the compilation and the selection screen. Compilation Contains options for the cache.
  • Page 83: Compilation Settings

    16.1 Compilation Settings The following configuration options are available on the Compilation tab: Check box Starts when opening a new compilation from Nero Bur- ning ROM. Start with new compilation Check box Makes available the title for the next disc.
  • Page 84: Cache Settings

    You can select a folder in which data is buffered before Browse and during the burn process. Input field Defines a storage volume that is not used by Nero Burning ROM. Minimun space on hard drive, which Nero should not use...
  • Page 85: Ultrabuffer Settings

    Configuration Options 16.4 Ultrabuffer Settings The following configuration options are available on the Ultrabuffer tab: Selection list Defines the memory capacity that Nero Burning ROM uses as a RAM buffer. Method The ultrabuffer is a second memory that enhances the physical buffer in the recorder.
  • Page 86: Technical Information

    Technical Information Technical Information 17.1 System Requirements Nero Burning ROM is installed along with its suite. Its system requirements are the same. You can find more detailed information on the system requirements under www.nero.com.  In addition, the following requirements apply:...
  • Page 87: Audio Formats And Codecs

    Moving Picture Experts Group-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3)  Moving Picture Experts Group-1 Audio Layer 2 (MP2)  Moving Picture Experts Group-4 (MP4)  Nero Digital (MP4)  OGG Vorbis (OGG, OGM)  Recource Interchange File Format WAVE (WAV, WAVE) ...
  • Page 88: Video Formats And Codecs

    Audio Video Interleave (AVI)  Digital Video (DV)  Moving Picture Experts Group-2 (MPG, MPEG, DAT, M2T)  Moving Picture Experts Group-4 (MP4)  Nero Digital (MP4)  QuickTime Movie (MOV)  Video Object (VOB)  Packet Video Audio (PVA) ...
  • Page 89: Glossary

    The buffer continues to deliver data until it is finally empty. When recording, data is fed con- tinuously to the recorder's buffer in order to keep a steady flow of data. If the steady flow of data is interrupted, the media becomes unusable. Most modern recorders have a protective mechanism against buffer underruns. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 90 A-Z, a-z, umlauts and the ß. Label A label refers to a label on a disc. Some drives, e.g. drives that use LightScribe or Labelflash technology, can transfer labels directly to special media. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 91 Various MPEG-4 video and audio codecs are collated in Nero Digital and are fully compati- ble with the standard MPEG-4. Nero AG is continuing to develop these. In this way a sub- stantially higher quality of the multi-media data is achieved. Further, additional features such as subtitles have been implemented.
  • Page 92 650 MB disc. Most optical PC drives and DVD players can play VCDs. The WAV audio format, also called WAVE or Waveform audio format, is an audio format from Microsoft and uses no data compression. WAV is the counterpart to the AIF format from Apple. Nero Burning ROM...
  • Page 93 Requirements ..........58 Encoding options Burn AIF ..............47 Enable image recorder ........84 MP3............47, 48 Overburning............. 84 Nero Digital Audio ..........50 Burn options .......... 69 OGG..............52 WAV..............47 Buffer Underrun ..........70 Disc-at-Once............ 70 Finalize disc............. 70 Simulation............
  • Page 94 Mixed Mode CD ........36 Multisession .......... 23 Continue multisession disc ......25 Video CD..........53 Start a disc............24 Virus scanner ........81 Nero CoverDesigner ....... 61, 64 Work overview Burning............... 7 On-the-fly ..........73 Explanation ............6 Options Configure ............
  • Page 95 Glendale, CA 91203-2335 http://support.nero.com Help: (818) 956 7094 Fax: US-CustomerSupport@nero.com E-mail: Nero KK Rover Center-kita 8F-B, 1-2-2 www.nero.com Internet: Nakagawa-chuou Tsuzuki-ku Yokohama, Kanagawa http://support.nero.com Help: Japan 224-0003 Copyright © 2009 Nero AG and its licensors. All rights reserved. Nero Burning ROM...

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