Making Audio Discs : Making a Music DVD
Making a Music DVD
A Music DVD can be played in a set-top DVD player or in a Macintosh or a Windows computer with a DVD player. A Music DVD should not be confused with a DVD-Audio disc. DVD-Audio discs require a special DVD player. A Music DVD is a standard DVD that contains music (and can also contain photo slideshows and videos), has full navigation menus for song selection, and can be played in any set-top DVD player.
* To make a Music DVD:
1 In Toast, choose Burn tab, and in the Burn Audio area, choose Music DVD.
2 In the Output Settings area, type a title, set your destination and number of copies.
3 Choose any of the following options:
Menu Style: Choose the style for the menu background image, text and buttons.
Auto-play disc on insert: Select this option to automatically play the first playlist when this disc is inserted into a DVD player. The DVD main menu is not displayed, but is accessible by choosing the MENU button on the DVD player remote control. Some players may not support autoplay.
Play all items continuously: Select this option to automatically play each playlist on the DVD without first returning to the DVD main menu.
Add original photos: Select this option to include a copy of the original full-quality source photos from your slideshows in a separate folder on the disc. This folder will be accessible when the DVD is used on a Macintosh or Windows computer.
Include DVD-ROM content: Select this option to include additional data in the ROM portion of the disc. This data will be accessible when the disc is used on a Macintosh or Windows computer. For more information, see Adding ROM data to a video disc (Classic).
Click Customize for additional menu settings. See Video Disc Settings (Updated and Classic).
Note: Choose the audio encoding format. Toast encodes PCM at 48 kHz / 16-bit or 48 kHz / 24-bit levels, which are higher than standard CD quality, and exceed the levels of most songs in your iTunes library. Audio that has been recorded at 96 kHz / 24-bit is downsampled automatically unless you choose the 96 kHz / 24-bit option, which maintains the higher quality but significantly reduces disc space.
There are also optional Encoding settings which apply to photo and video content. See Disc Encoding Settings.
4 Add audio files to the disc by dragging and dropping them into the Content Area from your hard disk or the Media Browser.
Each group of files you add into the Content Area appears as a playlist. Each playlist will have a button in the DVD menu that you can choose to play the music. You can duplicate, rearrange, remove or edit playlists. See Working With Playlists.
You can also optionally add photos and videos into the Content Area.
5 Insert a blank, recordable DVD.
6 Click the red Burn button at the bottom right of the Toast window.
Toast displays a progress bar and status information as it records your disc.