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Burning Discs in CyberLink Power2Go 5.6

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This document pertains to HP and Compaq PCs with CD or DVD writable drives and CyberLink Power2Go 5.6 CD and DVD burning software.
Power2Go 5.6 is used to burn video, photo, music, and data files to CD or DVD.
Use the sections in this document to perform the tasks available in CyberLink Power2Go.

Opening Power2Go

Use one of the following methods to open Power2Go.
Method one:
  1. Click Start .
  2. In the Start Search box, type power2go .
    Figure 1: Start search box
    Image of Start Search box
  3. Press Enter .
  4. Power2Go opens.
Method two :
  1. Click Start .
  2. Click All Programs .
    The Program list displays.
  3. Click CyberLink DVD Suite Deluxe .
    The CyberLink program opens.
  4. Click the CyberLink Products icon .
    Figure 2: CyberLink DVD Suite Deluxe
    Image of CyberLink DVD Suite Deluxe
    The CyberLink Products window displays.
  5. Click Power2Go .
    Figure 3: CyberLink Products window
    Image of CyberLink Products window
  6. Power2Go opens.

Creating a data disc

Burn files to a disc. The data disc you create can be used by other computers capable of reading the same disc and data types.
Use the following steps to create a data disc.
  1. Insert a blank, recordable disc in the CD/DVD drive.
  2. Open Power2Go.
  3. In the Select a Burning Task window, click the Data Disc icon.
    Figure 4: Select a Burning Task window
    Image of Burning task window
    1 - Data Disc icon
    2 - Disc Type area
  4. Select the type of disc (CD or DVD) you want to create.
    NOTE:Some disc types may not be available if your CD/DVD drive does not support them .
  5. Click OK .
    The file selection window opens.
  6. In the Select source area, highlight the files or folders you want to burn.
    Figure 5: File selection window
    Image of File selection window
    1 - Select source area
    2 - Disc compilation area
    3 - Add files icon
    4 - Burn a disc icon
  7. Drag the highlighted files to the Disc compilation area or click the Add files icon .
  8. When you have added all files, click the Burn a disc icon .
    The Configuration/Information window opens to the Burner tab to allow changes to the burning configuration.
    Figure 6: Configuration/Information window
    Image of Configuration/Information window
    The following list describes the options available on the Burner tab.
    • Enable buffer underrun protection . Enable this option to ensure that data is written to disc without interruption. The entire process can take longer but the chances of creating a bad disc are reduced.
    • Write simulation before burning . Enable this option to verify that the burner can write to the disc at the selected speed without error. If you have enabled buffer underrun protection or have previously recorded a disc using the selected configuration, you do not need to run a simulation.
    • Close the disc (no further data can be added) . Enable this option so no further data can be added to the disc after the current burning session.
    • Verify recorded data . Enable this option to compare the recorded data to the source data after the burning is complete and verify that the data was written to the disc correctly.
  9. Make any necessary modifications to the burning configuration.
  10. To change the name of your disc, click the Common tab. In the Disc name box, type the new name.
    NOTE:Power2Go automatically names data discs MY_DATA with the current data. For example: MY_DATA_71608 .
  11. Click Burn .
    Power2Go burns the disc.

Creating a secured data disc

Burn a disc with password control to prevent confidential data from being accessed without a password. File names can also be encrypted to ensure better security and privacy.
Use the following steps to create a secured data disc.
  1. Insert a blank, recordable disc in the CD/DVD drive.
  2. Open Power2Go.
  3. In the Select a Burning Task window, click the Secured Data Disc icon.
  4. Select the type of disc (CD or DVD) you want to create.
    NOTE:Depending on your burner, some options may not be available.
    The Secured Data Disc window opens.
  5. In the Security Options area, type the disc password in both the Password box and the Confirm Password box.
  6. To hide the filenames, select Hide the file names in a secured disc .
    NOTE:The file names on the disc will present encrypted names when viewed in Windows Explorer. To see the original file names, browse the disc contents with Security Browser.
  7. Click OK .
    The file selection window opens.
  8. In the Select source area, highlight the files or folders you want to burn.
    Figure 7: File selection window
    Image of File selection window
    1 - Select source area
    2 - Disc compilation area
    3 - Add files icon
    4 - Burn a disc icon
  9. Drag the highlighted files to the Disc compilation area or click the Add files icon .
  10. When you have added all of your files, click the Burn a disc icon .
    The Configuration/Information window opens to the Burner tab to allow changes to the burning configuration.
    Figure 8: Configuration/Information window
    Image of Configuration/Information window with Burner tab selected
    The following list describes the options available on the Burner tab.
    • Enable buffer underrun protection . Enable this option to ensure that data is written to disc without interruption. The entire process can take longer but the chances of creating a bad disc are reduced.
    • Write simulation before burning . Enable this option to verify that the burner can write to the disc at the selected speed without error. If you have enabled buffer underrun protection or have previously recorded a disc using the selected configuration, you do not need to run a simulation.
    • Close the disc (no further data can be added) . Enable this option so no further data can be added to the disc after the current burning session.
    • Verify recorded data . Enable this option to compare the recorded data to the source data after the burning is complete and verify that the data was written to the disc correctly.
  11. Make any necessary modifications to the burning configuration.
  12. To change the disc name, click the Common tab. In the Disc name box, type the new name.
    NOTE:Power2Go automatically names data discs MY_DATA with the current data. For example: MY_DATA_71608 .
  13. Click Burn .
    Power2Go burns the disc.

Creating an audio CD music disc

Burn audio files (in MP3, WAV, or WMA format) to a disc in Audio CD format. You can play this kind of disc on a computer with the CD playing software or on a CD player.
NOTE:This option is available only for CD discs.
Use the following steps to create a music disc.
  1. Insert a blank, recordable disc in the CD/DVD drive.
  2. Open Power2Go.
  3. In the Select a Burning Task window, click the Music Disc icon.
    Figure 9: Select a Burning Task window
    Image of Select a Burning Task window
  4. In the Disc Type area, select CD .
  5. In the Content Type area, select Audio CD .
  6. Click OK .
    The file selection window opens.
  7. In the Select source area, highlight the files or folders you want to burn.
    Figure 10: Music selection window
    Image of Music selection window
    1 - Source area
    2 - Disc compilation area
    3 - Add files icon
    4 - Burn a disc icon
  8. Drag the highlighted music to the Disc compilation area or click the Add files icon .
  9. To add textual information such as song and composer names to each track, use the following steps.
    1. In the disc compilation area, right-click a music file.
    2. Then click Edit CD Text and type the information in the boxes.
    3. Click OK .
  10. When you have added all of the music that you want to burn, click the Burn a disc icon .
    The Configuration/Information window opens to the Burner tab to allow changes to the burning configuration.
    Figure 11: Burner tab
    Image of Burner tab
    The following list describes the modifications available on the Burner tab.
    • Write speed . Select a write speed from the list.
    • Number of copies . Select the number of copies of the disc you want to burn.
    • Enable buffer underrun protection . Enable this option to ensure that data is written to disc without interruption. The entire process can take longer but the chances of creating a bad disc are reduced.
    • Write simulation before burning . Enable this option to verify that the burner can write to the disc at the selected speed without error. If you have enabled buffer underrun protection or have previously recorded a disc using the selected configuration, you do not need to run a simulation.
  11. Make any necessary modifications to the burning configuration.
  12. Click the Audio CD tab and make any necessary changes to the configuration.
    Figure 12: Audio CD tab
    Image of Audio CD tab
    The following options are available.
    • Enable CD text . Select this to add textual information such album title and composer to the disc.
    • Normalize volume in all tracks of the disc . Select this to adjust the volume of all of the audio tracks on the CD to the same level.
    • Auto-split content by disc capacity . Select this to automatically divide the files to be burned into volumes or portions according to the size of the destination disc.
    • Insert audio gap between tracks . Select this to add silence between tracks. Type the desired duration in the Seconds box.
  13. Click Burn .
    Power2Go burns the disc.

Creating an MP3 or WMA music disc

Burn audio files (in MP3, WAV, or WMA format) to a disc in MP3 or WMA format. You can play an MP3 or WMA disc with audio software or a CD player that supports the MP3 and/or WMA file format.
Use the following steps to create a music disc.
  1. Open Power2Go.
  2. In the Select a Burning Task window, click the Music Disc icon.
    Figure 13: Select a Burning Task window
    Image of Select a Burning Task window
  3. In the Disc Type area, select CD .
  4. In the Content Type area, select MP3 disc or WMA disc .
  5. Click OK .
    The file selection window opens.
  6. In the Select source area, highlight the files or folders you want to burn.
    Figure 14: Music selection window
    Image of Music selection window
    1 - Select source area
    2 - Disc compilation area
    3 - Add files icon
    4 - Burn a disc icon
  7. Drag the highlighted music to the Disc compilation area or click the Add files icon .
    NOTE:To select files from a music CD, insert the CD in the CD/DVD drive. Then browse to the CD/DVD drive in the Select Source area and drag the files to the Disc compilation area. Power2Go automatically rips the music files from the CD.
  8. After adding all of the music that you want to burn, insert a blank, recordable disc in the CD/DVD drive.
  9. Click the Burn a disc icon .
    The Configuration/Information window opens to the Burner tab to allow changes to the burning configuration.
    Figure 15: Burner tab
    Image of Burner tab
    The following list describes the modifications available on the Burner tab.
    • Write speed . Select a write speed from the list.
    • Number of copies . Select the number of copies of the disc you want to burn.
    • Enable buffer underrun protection . Enable this option to ensure that data is written to disc without interruption. The entire process can take longer but the chances of creating a bad disc are reduced.
    • Write simulation before burning . Enable this option to verify that the burner can write to the disc at the selected speed without error. If you have enabled buffer underrun protection or have previously recorded a disc using the selected configuration, you do not need to run a simulation.
    • Verify recorded data . Enable this option to compare the recorded data to the source data after the burning is complete and verify that the data was written to the disc correctly.
  10. Make any necessary modifications to the burning configuration.
  11. Click the Common tab and make any necessary changes to the configuration. The following options are available.
    Figure 16: Common tab
    Image of Common tab
    • Disc name . Type a name for the disc.
    • Use the original date and time . This option uses the original date and time of the files that will be burned to the disc.
    • Use the current date and time . This option uses the current date and time on your computer.
    • Use this date and time . This option uses a date and time of your choosing.
  12. Click Burn .
    Power2Go burns the disc.

Creating a video/photo disc

Create a movie on DVD in DVD-Video format. Play the disc on many DVD players that support the same disc type (DVD+R, DVD-R).
You can add image files to burn a slide show, video files to burn a video disc, or both image and video files to burn a disc with both a video and a slide show.
  1. Insert a blank, recordable DVD disc in the CD/DVD drive.
  2. Open Power2Go.
  3. In the Select a Burning Task window, click the Video/Photo Disc icon.
    Figure 17: Select a Burning Task window
    Image of Select a Burning Task window
  4. In the Disc Type area, select DVD-Video .
  5. Click OK .
    The Video/Photo Disc window opens.
  6. To add video files, click the Add files icon .
  7. Highlight the video files you want to burn and click Import .
    Figure 18: Import window
    Image of Import window
  8. To edit the video settings, highlight a video and click the Video trim icon . The Video Trim window opens.
    Figure 19: Video trim window
    Image of video trim window
  9. You can make the following adjustments to the video.
    • To change where the video starts, set the Mark In point for trimming. Move the slider arrow to the starting frame of the video. Then click the Mark In icon .
    • To change where the video ends, set the Mark Out point for trimming. Move the slider arrow to the frame where you want to end the video. Then click the Mark Out icon .
      NOTE:The part between Mark In and Mark Out is highlighted in yellow. This is the portion of the original video that is in your finished video. The trimmed video cannot be viewed until it is burned onto a disc.
    • To set the picture that displays on the disc menu, move the slider arrow to the frame you want and click the Set Thumbnail icon . The thumbnail appears as a clickable picture on the DVD menu to start the video.
    • To adjust the volume, click the Volume Control icon and use the slider to adjust the volume. To mute or unmute the sound, click the Volume Control icon .
    Click OK when finished.
  10. To add photos for a slide show, click the Edit slide show icon in the Photo area.
    The Slide Show Editor opens.
  11. Click the Add files icon . The Import window displays.
  12. Select the files for the slide show and then click Import .
    Figure 20: Slide show import window
    Image of Slide show import window
    The Slide Show Editor opens.
  13. In the Slide Show Editor, you can change the following settings.
    To change the position of a slide, highlight it, and then drag it to the new position. To rotate a slide, highlight it and click one of the rotate buttons.
    To add background music, click the Browse background music icon and browse to the music file.
    To set the display time for each slide, set a time in the Slide Duration box.
    Figure 21: Slide Show Editor
    Image of Slide Show Editor
  14. When finished, click OK .
    The Video/Photo Disc window opens.
  15. To customize your disc menu, you can change the following items.
    Menu theme . Select a menu theme from the drop-down menu.
    Background image . Select a background from the drop-down box, or click the arrows to scroll through the available backgrounds. To browse for a background, click the Browse background images icon . Then find the file you want to use.
    Background music . To add background music, click the Browse background music icon and browse to the music file.
    Menu caption text . Click in the text box and type in the text for the menu caption. To change the font, click the Font icon .
    Figure 22: Power2Go DVD-Video Disc window
    Image of Power2Go DVD-Video Disc window
    Click OK to save the changes.
  16. When you have added all the files, click the Burn a disc icon .
    The Configuration/Information window opens to the Burner tab to allow changes to the burning configuration.
    Figure 23: Burner tab
    Image of Burner tab
    The following list describes the modifications available on the Burner tab.
    • Write speed . Select a write speed from the list.
    • Number of copies . Select the number of copies of the disc you want to burn.
    • Enable buffer underrun protection . Enable this option to make sure that data is written to disc without interruption. The entire process takes longer, but the chances of creating a bad disc are reduced.
    • Verify recorded data . Enable this option to verify that data is written to the disc correctly. The entire burning process takes longer, but you know if the data written on the disc is good or bad.
    Make any necessary changes to the burning configuration.
  17. To change the disc name, click the Common tab. In the Disc name box, type the new name.
    NOTE:Power2Go automatically names data discs MY_VIDEO with the current date. For example: MY_VIDEO_71608 .
  18. Click the Video tab and make any necessary changes to the configuration. The following
    Figure 24: Video tab
    Image of Video tab
  19. Make any necessary modifications to the burning configuration.
  20. Click the Video tab and make any necessary changes to the configuration. The following options are available.
    • TV Format . Set the TV format (NTSC or PAL) of the video you are burning to disc.
    • Create DVD folder on hard drive . A DVD folder is a folder specifically created to store media content that is to be burned to disc. To burn the saved DVD folder to disc, select Video/Photo Disc on the Select a Burning Task window.
    • Back up photos on disc . Make backup copies of your original photos with a higher resolution than those on your final movie production.
    • Enable DVD Auto-fit . Check this option to automatically fit the video onto one disc with the best quality.
    • First Playable Action . Select between Display Main Menu or Play All Clips. If you select Display Main Menu, when the disc plays, the disc menu remains on the screen until a clip is choosen. If you select Play All Clips, the disc starts playing automatically.
    • Audio Format . Select between LPCM (an uncompressed audio format) or Dolby Digital.
      NOTE:To select Dolby Digital, you must upgrade to the retail version of Power2Go.
  21. Click Burn .
    Power2Go burns the disc.

Copying a disc

Make an exact copy of any supported disc format on a blank disc of the same format.
NOTE:Some discs cannot be copied when they are copy-protected or contain errors.
  1. Insert the disc you want to copy in the CD/DVD drive.
  2. Open Power2Go.
  3. In the Select a Burning Task window, click the Copy Disc icon.
    The Copy Disc window opens.
    Figure 25: Copy disc window
    Image of Copy Disc window
  4. In the From box, select the source drive.
    In the To box, select the target drive.
    NOTE:If you have only one CD/DVD drive, the source and target are the same drive.
  5. Set a Read speed .
  6. If you want to copy the disc even if there are errors on it, click Ignore reading errors .
  7. Set a Write speed .
  8. Set the Number of Copies that you want to burn.
  9. To perform a write simulation before you burn the disc, select Perform write simulation . Enable this option to verify that the burner can write to the disc at the selected speed without error. If you have previously recorded a disc using the selected configuration, you do not need to run a simulation.
  10. Select Verify recorded data to verify that the data was written to the disc correctly. The entire burning process takes longer, but you know if the data written on the disc is good or ba
  11. To activate defect management to help reduce the chance of bad data, click Enable defect management .
    NOTE:Enabling defect management might slow down the burning speed.
  12. Click Copy . Power2Go burns the copied data onto the disc.
    NOTE:If you have only one drive, Power2Go copies the data from the source disc to the hard drive, ejects the source disc, and then prompts you to insert a blank, recordable disc.

Creating a mixed disc

Burn data files and audio files (in MP3, WAV, or WMA format) in Audio CD format on the same CD-R/RW disc. You can also burn audio from video clips. You can play the music on a computer with the proper playback software and view the data files as a normal data disc.
  1. Insert a blank, recordable CD disc in the CD/DVD drive.
  2. Open Power2Go
  3. In the Select a Burning Task window, click the Mixed Disc icon.
  4. In the Content Type area, choose one of the following options.
    • CD Extra . Burn audio files in Audio CD format followed by data files and folders. You can play the music on your computer with the proper playback software or in a normal CD player and view the data files like a normal data disc.
    • Mixed Mode CD . Burn data files followed by audio files. You can play the music on your computer with the proper playback software and view the data files like a normal data disc.
  5. Click OK .
    The file selection window opens.
  6. Add the files you want to burn.
    • CD Extra . Drag music or video files to the middle pane, and then drag data files to the bottom pane.
    • Mixed Mode CD . Drag data files to the bottom pane and then drag music or video files to the middle pane.
    Figure 26: CD Extra file selection window
    Image of CD Extra file selection window
    1 - Burn a disc icon
    2 - Select source area
    3 - Music and video files
    4 - Data files and folders
    NOTE:You can burn only the audio from video clips.
  7. When you have added all the files, click the Burn a disc icon .
  8. The Configuration/Information window opens to the Burner tab, to allow you to set your burning configuration.
    The following list describes the options available on the Burner tab.
    • Enable buffer underrun protection . Makes sure that data is written to disc without interruption. The entire process can take longer, but the chances of creating a bad disc are reduced.
    • Write simulation before burning . Verifies the disc drive can write to the disc at the selected speed without error. If you have enabled buffer underrun protection or have previously recorded a disc using the selected configuration, you do not need to run a simulation.
    • Close the disc (no further data can be added) . No further data can be added to the disc after the current burning session. Discs are compatible with more players.
    • Verify recorded data . Compare the recorded data to the source data after the burning is complete and verify that the data was written to the disc correctly. The entire burning process takes longer, but you know if the data written on the disc is good or bad.
    Figure 27: Burner tab
    Image of Burner tab
  9. Click the Common tab and make any necessary changes to the configuration. The following options are available.
    Figure 28: Common tab
    Image of Common tab
    • Disc name . Type a name for the disc.
    • Use the original date and time . This option uses the original date and time of the files copied to the disc.
    • Use the current date and time . This option uses the current date and time on your computer.
    • Use this date and time . This option uses a date and time of your choosing.
  10. Click the Audio CD tab and make any necessary changes to the configuration.
    Figure 29: Audio CD tab
    Image of Audio CD tab
    The following options are available.
    • Enable CD text . Select this to add textual information such album title and composer to the disc.
    • Normalize volume in all tracks of the disc . Select this to adjust the volume of all audio tracks on the CD to the same level.
    • Insert audio gap between tracks . Select this to add silence between tracks. Type the desired duration in the Seconds box.
  11. Click Burn .
    Power2Go burns the disc.

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