Burn Audio CD

In this tutorial you can follow the step by step procedure on how to use Nero StartSmart to select audio files (on your hard drive) to be burned on an Audio CD that can be played on all popular players. For the compilation of an Audio CD, the source files which are available in different audio formats (e.g. MP4, MP3, or WMA) are automatically converted into the Audio CD format before burning.


Please not that some CD players cannot play CD-RWs. Use CD-R discs to burn Audio CDs.

The following requirement has to be fulfilled:

  • You have started Nero StartSmart.

To burn an Audio CD, proceed as follows:

  1. Click the Burn Audio menu icon.
    • The Burn Audio CD screen is displayed.
  2. Select the Audio CD disc type.
    • The Burn Audio CD screen is displayed.
    Burn Audio CD screen
  3. If you want to include a CD title, enter a name in the Title (CD-Text) input field (e.g. My Favorite Music).
  4. If you want to include an artist, enter a name in the Artist (CD Text) input field (e.g. Miscellaneous).
  5. Select a drive in the Target Drive drop-down menu (e.g. F:).
  6. Click the Add button.
    • A browser window opens.
  7. Select a folder in which the audio files which are to be burned are located (e.g. the My Music folder).
    • The folder opens and the audio files are displayed.
  8. If you want to select several audio files at one time, click, for example, Track 1. Then press the Shift-key and keep it pressed while you click Track 14.
    • The audio files from Track 1 to Track 14 are selected.
  9. Click the Open button.
    • The selected audio files are listed in the Burn Audio CD screen. A capacity bar at the bottom of the screen indicates the entire length of the music files (in minutes) which are to be burned on the CD.
    Burn Audio CD with Audio Files screen
  10. Select the audio file(s) you want to remove (e.g. Track 3) and click the Delete button.
    • The selected audio file is removed from the list.
  11. Click the Burn button.
    • A dialog box opens and asks you to insert a blank recordable CD into a drive.
  12. Insert a blank CD into the selected drive (e.g. F:) and click the Load button.
    • The burn process starts. A progress bar in the bottom area of the screen indicates the burn process. When the burn process has finished, a dialog box opens.
  13. Click the OK button.
  • You have burned audio files from your hard drive to an Audio CD.

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