Burn Data Disc 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.
n CD Recording Options Choose from the following recording types. (Not all disc recorders support all these options.)
n Type:
Track-at-Once (TAO) , Open — Tracks are recorded individually. Unless the disc is full, additional data can be added to the disc after it is recorded.
Track-at-Once (TAO), Closed — Tracks are recorded individually. No additional data can be added to the disc after it is recorded.
Disc-at-Once (DAO), Closed — The entire disc is recorded in a single session. No additional data can be added to the disc after it is recorded.
n Mode:
The options include Mode 1 and Mode 2 XA. Mode 1 is used in almost every circumstance except advanced format discs such as CD Extra or Video CD. Unless you're sure you want to make a Mode 2 disc, it’s best to leave this setting alone.
n File System:
The default setting is ISO+Joliet. If you are going to be making a disc that will be played back within Windows, you do not need to change this setting.
File system notes:
n Microsoft Joliet has been used since Windows 95. This system can handle file names up to 102 characters.
n Choose ISO+Joliet to make a disc readable by as many computers as possible.
n Use ISO Level 2 only if you are familiar with this file system type.
n The DVD file system is preset to ISO+Joliet+UDF. It cannot be changed.
n Write-Once DVD Compatibility — Before recording to a write-once DVD disc, you should consider whether you want the disc left “open” (appendable) or “closed” (nonappendable) at the end of a recording session.
n To leave your disc open, choose the option that reads: “I want to leave the DVD open so that I can continue to write to it.” You will be able to record multiple times to a single disc, but fewer drives will be able to read the disc. This is a good choice if you expect to make many, small recordings on high-capacity discs or don’t need to share your discs.
n To close your disc at the end of a recording, choose the option that reads: “I want to close the DVD.” You will only be able to record to the disc once, but the disc will be compatible with a larger number of drives. This is a good choice if you typically fill your discs during a single recording session or need to use a disc on more than one computer.
Note: The Write-Once DVD Compatibility setting does not apply to DVD-R DL discs. These disc are always closed after a recording.
Burn Options — This setting controls whether error correction or data verification are performed each time a data disc is burned. Error correction and verification add to the time it takes to complete a project but help ensure that the files are copied correctly.
n Volume Descriptor:
Publisher — Type your name/company name, etc. in this text box (optional).
Data Preparer — Type your name/company name, etc. in this text box (optional).
Application ID — Type your Application ID, etc. in this text box (optional).
n Mastering Options:
File Date and Time — Windows keeps track of the dates and times your files are created and modified. By adjusting this option, you can burn files with their original file dates and times or with the date and time they were recorded.
n Automatically load appendable discs — When this option is selected, the files on an appendable data disc in your destination drive are automatically loaded into your Data Disc projects.
If the checkbox is not selected, you will be asked each time if you would like to load the files.
Loading the disc is necessary if you wish to add new files to a rewritable disc without first erasing the existing files. Loading the disc is always required to add files to an appendable write-once disc that already contains files.
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.