Burn Audio CDs options
Note: Not all options are available for all drives or operating systems.
Click the Options button to open the Options window. Here you will find settings that can be used to customize your projects.
General Music
n Warn that discs are not appendable: Once an audio disc is burned, you can no longer add files to it. You will be reminded of this if a check mark appears in this box.
Quick Find
n Hide files shorter than (in seconds): Select this check box to limit your scans to audio files longer than the number of seconds you specify. This number can be from 1 to 180 seconds.
This option will speed up your next scan by eliminating short audio files, such as the one you hear when Windows starts up. It does not affect playlists.
Audio EQ
n Normalize tracks to a consistent level: This option sets the volume of songs in an audio project to a consistent level. The level is set by selecting the check box and moving the slider left or right. A setting of 90 percent, for example, sets the volume of all tracks in the current project to 90 percent of the loudest song. Normalization is turned off by default.
n Reduce background noise using pre-emphasis: Selecting this check box activates a noise reduction technique available in some audio players.
n Disable system autorun: The Windows autorun feature can be an annoyance. Select this option to disable autorun when using this application.
n Acoustic alert after burning: A bell tone alerts you when a disc is finished burning by selecting this option.
n Recording memory cache: The default is 4.7 MB. In most cases, you do not need to change this setting. Increasing the cache can help prevent underrun problems on computers with 512 MB or more of RAM.
n Select drive speed: Depending on your system, one or more drop-down lists allow you to manually set the recording speed for your recordings. The available speed settings are based on the information reported by your recorder drives.
By default, your recordings will be burned at the maximum speed available for your combination of drive and media. If you experience errors during recording, try reducing the maximum recorder speed.
n Use double-byte characters for CD Text: Double-byte language characters and Western language characters cannot be mixed in CD Text. Select this option to use Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or other double-byte characters. Clear this option to use Western-language characters.