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:
 
 
 
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Read the audio file and store it in the cache temporarily. The Audio CD can be burned in disc-at-once mode, which supports CD Text. 
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Create a reference to the audio file and read it shortly before burning (track reference). The Audio CD can only be burned in track-at-once mode. 

 

 

 

To add tracks from a source Audio CD to your audio compilation, we generally recommend the following alternative:
Rip the source Audio CD to hard drive (see Copy Audio CD to Hard Drive). Ideally, save the tracks in the lossless FLAC format. Then proceed by adding the audio files to the audio compilation.

 

 
The following setting options are available on the CDA Options tab in the CDA File Strategy area:
Drop down menu entry
Diskspace strategy

Saves the audio files temporarily to the Nero Burning ROM cache.
If there is no space available, a reference is created to the audio file and is not read until shortly before burning. This entry is selected by default.

Drop-down menu entry
Tempfile strategy

Saves the audio files temporarily to the Nero Burning ROM cache.
If there is no space available, an error message appears.

Drop-down menu entry
Reference strategy

Creates a reference to the audio file and reads it shortly before burning. The source medium can only be a CD/DVD drive, not a recorder. The disc can only be burned in track-at-once mode.

Drop-down menu entry
Device dependent strategy

Creates a reference to the audio file if a CD/DVD drive is available. Otherwise the tempfile strategy is used.

Button
Info

Displayes more detailed information on the CDA file strategy.

The following setting options are available on the CDA Options tab in the Drive area:
Selection list
Drive

Lists recognized drives and burners.

Drop-down menu
Read speed

Selects the speed at which the CD is read.

Check box
Cache track on hard drive before burning

Saves the audio file in the cache before burning.

The following setting options are available on the CDA Options tab in
the Advanced area:
Check box
Remove pause at the end of audio tracks

Removes silence at the end of individual audio files, i.e. music tracks transition smoothly from one to the next. This check box is selected by default. 
To avoid unwanted effects set the pause length to 0 when clearing this check box (to set the pause length see Track Properties Tab).

 
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.

Track-At-Once
Track-At-Once refers to a write method in which each track is written to the disc individually. The writing process is interrupted briefly after each track, i.e. the laser starts again for each track. With this write method, it is only possible to continue writing to a DVD sometimes and at a later stage. There is a pause of at least 27ms between tracks, which can be disruptive for Audio CDs.

CDA Settings