In the New Compilation window you can select the disc type and configure the options for the disc format. 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 Compilation 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.   
If the Image Recorder is not enabled, only those disc types supported by the physical recorder are displayed in the drop-down menu. If the recorder can only burn CDs, the drop-down menu is grayed out.

 

 

 

Using Nero Burning ROM you can create image files for disc types that the installed recorder cannot burn. You can enable this function via the File > Options > Expert Features menu, Enable all supported recorder formats for image recorder check box. The drop-down menu in the Compilation window then makes available all supported disc types.

 

 
The following entries are available in the selection list:
Entry
CD/DVD-ROM/Blu-ray (ISO)

Creates a data disc, each file type can be burned. The burned data complies with the ISO 966 standard. 

Entry
Audio CD

Creates a standard Audio CD that can be played on all (audio) CD players at least. 

Entry
Mixed Mode CD

Creates a CD with data and audio files in a single session. Usually a data file is followed by one or more audio files for instance (e.g. soundtrack for PC games).  
Older Audio CD players are often not capable of recognizing the data file and attempt to play it.

Entry
CD EXTRA

Creates a multisession CD with audio and data files that are stored in two sessions. The first session contains the audio files and the second session the data.  
Common CD players play the first session as Audio CDs. The second session can only be used by PCs with a CD-ROM drive, it cannot be recognized by a normal CD player.

Entry
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc Copy

Copies a source disc to a CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc.

Entry
CD/DVD-ROM (Boot)

Creates a bootable disc. 

Entry
CD/DVD-ROM/Blu-ray (UDF)

Creates a data disc; all file types can be burned. The burned data complies with the UDF standard.

Entry
CD/DVD-ROM (UDF/ISO)

Creates a data disc; all file types can be burned. The burned data complies with the ISO and UDF standards.

Entry
DVD-Video

Creates a DVD that delivers high-qua
lity playback of video and/or picture files on DVD players.
You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn a DVD if the DVD video title, i.e. a complete DVD folder structure including premastered files is already available. 

Entry
AVCHD (TM) video

Creates an AVCHD video disc that delivers high-quality playback of camcorder video and/or picture files on DVD or Blu-ray players.
You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn an AVCHD video disc if a complete AVCHD folder structure including premastered files is already available. 

Entry
BDMV-Video

Creates a Blu-ray Movie (BDMV) disc that delivers high-quality playback of video files on Blu-ray players.
You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn a BDMV-Video disc if a complete BDMV folder structure including premastered files is already available. 

 

 

 

In Nero Burning ROM it is not possible to create a DVD-Video, an AVCHD video, or a BDMV-Video from video files. You can convert video files to DVD-Video, to AVCHD video, or BDMV-Video in Nero Vision for example. Nero Vision is included in the full version of Nero Multimedia Suite. More information about Nero Vision is available on the Web site www.nero.com, and more information about video editing is available in the separate Nero Vision manual.

 

 

 

 

The actual entries that are available and the actual disc types (e.g. DVD) to which can be written depend on the selected recorder.

 

 

 

 

You can find more information on Blu-ray support at www.nero.com/link.php?topic_id=416.

 

 

 

 

A Jump List is provided by Nero Burning ROM under the Windows 7 operating system. Compilation types, e.g. Audio-CD, can be chosen directly from the Jump List.  

 

 
The following buttons are available:

 

Button
Nero Express

Starts Nero Express. Nero Express is a wizard-driven application based on Nero Burning ROM.
Only available in Nero Burning ROM as part of Nero Multimedia Suite.

Button
Open

Opens a file browser where you can find and open a saved compilation. You can also open an image file in order to burn a disc.

Button
New

Creates the selected compilation and displays the selection screen where you can select the files for burning.

Button
Cancel

Closes the New Compilation window.

You can set the options for the respective disc format on the tabs in the New Compilation window.

 

 

 

Which tabs are available depends on the disc type that is selected.

 

 
The following tabs are available:
Tab
Info

Shows statistical information on the compilation.

Tab
Multisession

Contains options for configuring multisession discs.
This tab is only available if a burner is installed.

Tab
ISO

Contains options for configuring the ISO file system.

Tab
UDF

Contains options for configuring the UDF file system.

Tab
Label

Defines the labels of the disc.

Tab
Dates

Allows you to define the dates of the compilation and of the associated files. You can also specify a validity period for the disc.
You can access the data regardless of the validity period specified.

Tab
Misc

Defines whether and which files are stored in the buffer memory. If you posses a Lightscribe recorder you can create the label here or select what is to be printed. For the CD-ROM (ISO) disc type, you can convert the code for an AVI video here to make it compatible with Xvid/MPEG -4 or DivX.
We recommend that you only convert the code if you have experience with FourCC codes and AVI videos.

Tab
Audio CD

Contains options for configuring audio files.
You can also enter additional information about the CD.

Tab
CDA Options

Defines the strategy used by Nero Burning ROM for handling CD-DA files from a source audio CD.

Tab
CD EXTRA

Contains options for configuring albums.

Tab
Nero DiscSpan

Contains the option for splitting of files.

Tab
Boot

Contains options for configuring a bootable disc.

Tab
Burn

Contains options for configuring burning.

 
See also
Compiling DVD-Video
Mixed Mode CD and CD EXTRA
Compiling Audio CDs
Compiling Data Disc
Multisession
A multisession refers to completing a disc in multiple cycles. After a first session has been written to the disc, information can then be added in another record because the disc has not been finalized.

MPEG-1
The Moving Picture Experts Group defined this industry standard for video and audio codecs. MPEG-1 is part of the MPEG compression family and has the highest compression rate. MPEG-1 is the format for video CDs.

MPEG-2
The Moving Picture Experts Group defined this industry standard for video and audio codecs. There is little difference between MPEG-1 and MPEG-2: MPEG-2 is a broadcast standard and better for televisions that are interlaced. MPEG-2 is used as a video format for DVDs.

Codec
The compressor/decompressor encodes the data for recording or saving digitally and then decodes it for playback. Various software codecs are available such as Cinapak, Indeo, Quicktime, Video for Windows, etc. Hardware codecs include MPEG, H.261, Motion JPEG, etc.

New Compilation Window