CD / DVD Burning Options

CD / DVD Burning Options

To access the burn settings dialog, select CD / DVD Burning Options from the Options menu, or click on the Options button in the Burn CDs window:

CD / DVD Drive selects your CD burner. There will normally be only one.

Burning Engine can be used to select IMAPI if StarBurn fails for any reason. Such a failure is rare, and StarBurn is more functional and reliable.

Media Size can be used to specify the size of media you are using (CD or DVD). Alternatively, insert blank media into your drive before you start dragging tracks across to the burn list. VinylStudio will then calculate the available space automatically.

Write Speed allows you to reduce the write speed. This is normally unnecessary but with some burners, discs written at lower speeds can be played on a wider variety of players.

Write Mode allows you to force VinylStudio to use a particular write mode when burning audio CDs. VinylStudio normally selects the best method for your particular drive automatically but it can be useful to be able to override this setting for certain drives. The Disk-at-once methods produce the most compatible discs, and you must select Disk-at-once Raw PW (or Automatic) to write track listings to CD.

Gap between tracks on audio CDs: this is normally 2 seconds but you might like to experimant with 'gapless' CD's if you are recording live albums. Please note however that not all players can play such CDs reliably.

File Format for Data Discs: select the file format (e.g. MP3) for files written to data discs. To change compression and encoding options, click on the File Options button.

Include album and track information on audio CDs ('CD Text'): writing this information to audio CDs is normally safe enough but many CD players do not display it. For details on how to display these listings in Windows Media Player, click here.

Enable buffer underrun protection and Perform OPC check should normally be enabled. These option is provided in case using these features causes problems with your particular CD drive.

Finalize Data CDs should not normally be enabled, but a few players will only play finalized discs. You cannot add any more tracks to a finalized disc, even if it is not full.

Include in Filenames on Data Discs: