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 are automatically converted into Audio CD format before being burned.   

 

 

 

Some CD players cannot play CD-RWs. Use CD-R discs to burn Audio CDs.

 

CD-R
Compact Disc-Recordable is a technology for write-once media. The Orange Book standard defines the storage of audio data and other computer-readable data.

 
To create an Audio CD, proceed as follows:
1.
Select the CD entry from the drop-down menu in the New Compilation window. (In the case that the New Compilation window is not opened, it can be opened by clicking the New button on the main screen.)
2.
Select the Audio CD compilation type from the selection list.
à
The tabs with the configuration options that are valid for this compilation type are displayed.
3.
Set the desired options on the tabs.

 

 

 

Audio CDs should always be burned using the disc-at-once method. This entry is selected by default.

 

Disc-At-Once
Disc-At-Once refers to a method in which the laser in your recorder burns straight through in one session without turning off and on between each track. This method is best when recording Audio CDs you would like to play in your home or car stereo.

 
4.
Click the New button.
à
The New Compilation window is closed and the selection screen is displayed.
5.
Select the audio files that you want to burn from the browser area on the right side. The audio file can come from the hard drive or from an Audio CD.

 

 

 

You can also choose an M3U playlist as a source.

 

 
6.
Drag the desired audio files into the compilation area on the left side.
à
The files are added to the compilation and displayed in the compilation screen. The capacity bar indicates how much space is required on the disc.
7.
Repeat the previous step for all audio files that you want to add.
8.
Customize the properties of the audio file to suit your requirements.
è
You have successfully compiled an Audio CD and can now burn this compilation.
See also
Selection Screen
MP3
The MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 audio format is used to reduce the size of audio files to a fraction of their original size (factor 1:10) with little loss of quality. You can estimate about 1 MB per minute as opposed to 10 MB for the original files. This value and the quality can vary depending on the complexity of the audio signal. The bit rate used can be used as a measure of quality. The higher the bit rate, the better the quality, but also the more memory required.

CD-R
Compact Disc-Recordable is a technology for write-once media. The Orange Book stan
dard defines the storage of audio data and other computer-readable data.

Disc-At-Once
Disc-At-Once refers to a method in which the laser in your recorder burns straight through in one session without turning off and on between each track. This method is best when recording Audio CDs you would like to play in your home or car stereo.

Compiling Audio CDs