With Nero Burning ROM you can save audio files from an Audio CD to the hard drive. In the process, the files are encoded, i.e. converted into a format that the computer can read. The audio file is usually compressed. 
The Audio CD can be automatically identified with Gracenote MusicID. So called metadata such as title, genre, and track title are accessed by the Gracenote Media Database and associated to the tracks. If available, Album art is also displayed and associated to the tracks. That way you have audio files that are accurately and fully named after the encoding process.


Music recognition technology and related data are provided by Gracenote®. Gracenote is the industry standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery. For more information, please visit www.gracenote.com. 


Audio files from copy-protected Audio CDs cannot be saved.
To save audio files, proceed as follows:
Click the Extras > Save Audio Tracks menu.
The Save Audio Tracks to Hard Drive window is opened.
Insert your Audio CD into a drive.
The disc is being analyzed and the required information is sent to Gracenote. If an exact matching entry is found in the Gracenote Media Database then that metadata will be used and displayed.
If several entries are found or the found entry is ambiguous, then the Matches window is opened 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.


The Edit Meta Data window also opens if no matching entry is found in the database but you want to enter the metadata and make it available.
Edit the audio track metadata (Title and Artist) by clicking in the track list.
Edit the Audio CD metadata (Album Title, Artist, Year, and Genre as well as Album Art) on the right side.
Click the Advanced Options button if you want to add additional information.
The Gracenote MusicID Information window, which originates from Gracenote, is opened. After entering the additional information you have to close this window so that the Edit MetaData window is displayed again.
Click the Submit Data button.
If you have changed the Audio CD’s metadata or filled them in for the first time then the changes are sent to Gracenote and entered into the Gracenote Media Database.
The Edit MetaData window is closed and the information is passed on to the Save Audio 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.
Choose a method for creating the file name in the Mode for Creating File Names drop-down menu.
Define other settings according to your preferences.
Click the Copy button.
Conversion starts. A folder with the album name is created in the desired folder. The audio files are saved in this folder and named according to the method you chose. A playlist file is created and saved in the same folder. Metadata that is identified with Gracenote is written into the audio file.
The Progress window indicates the saving progress. When the save process is complete, this window is closed automatically.
Click the Close button.
The Save Audio Tracks to Hard Drive window is closed. You have saved audio files.

Copy Audio CDs to Hard Drive