How can I rip Audio CDs with a customized filename format?

When I rip Audio CDs, I sometimes want to have the option to select the naming type of the ripped file, e.g. I want to have the track number first, then the title, and finally the artist.

Several Nero applications support ripping Audio CDs:

  • Nero Burning ROM
  • Nero Express
  • Nero Disc to Device
  • Nero MediaHome

Nero Burning ROM and Nero Express provide specialized settings for the wanted file naming customization option.

So, let us show how this works.

Initially you need to insert the wanted Audio CD for ripping into the optical drive of your PC.

Step 1:

Launch Nero Burning ROM or Nero Express and from the menu select the “Save Audio Tracks to Hard Drive” option.

This is how you access it in Nero Burning ROM.

Save Audio Tracks NBR

And here you can see the access point in Nero Express.

Save Audio Tracks NEX

The “Save Audio Tracks to Hard Drive” window will pop up. Here you find two tabs: “Source” and “Output”. In the source tab on the right hand side you can modify the naming of “Album” and “Album Artist”, etc. if wanted.

Source Setting NBR

Step 2:

Switch to the “Output” tab  and select one filename format within the drop-down list of “File name creation mode”. Here you can customize the filename format in nine different modes.  Select the entry of your choice:  ” Track number – Title – Artist “.

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Step 3:

After you selected one filename format option  click “Copy” to rip your Audio CD with customized file naming.


You can find your ripped Audio files in your specified output directory, with your customized folder name and filenames. Below sample shows your ripped files based on the chosen filename format.


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What can I do with Nero AirBurn?

Want to archive the full set of photos and videos that you shot with your smartphone during your vacation on optical disc. Want to burn all your text and pdf documents on your tablet to disc? Need the songs of the music library from your tablet on CD to play in your car stereo?

With ‘Nero AirBurn App’ burning files from your smartphone or tablet to disc has never been easier. Just use Nero AirBurn on your mobile device, your WiFi network, and powerful Nero Burning ROM on your PC.

Nero AirBurn lets you simply compile media and data files on your Smartphone and Tablet and wirelessly send these to your PC for burning. The free App is available for iOS and Android.


  • Avaialble for iOS and Android mobile devices
  • Burning ‘over the air’
  • Collect files from your favorite app in a Nero AirBurn compilation
  • Needs Nero Burning ROM running on your PC
  • Supports compilation formats and disc formats of Nero Burning ROM (CD, DVD, Blu-ray-Disc™, etc.)
  • Auto notification on your device when burning is completed

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How can I burn a SecurDisc 4.0 with Nero Burning ROM?

Burn safe and reliable discs with Nero ‘SecurDisc’. Version 4.0 now supports higest security standards with ‘256 bit encryption’.

Select which kind of disc you would like to burn. Scroll to the bottom of the options menu and select ‘SecurDisc’. Now select your wanted encryption level: ‘Top Secret’, ‘Secret’, or ‘no encryption’.

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Keep the data on your discs safe from prying eyes by password protecting them. Nero will let you know how save the selected password will be. Note: when using ‘Top Secret Encryption’ you need to enter a password with at least 32 unique characters. SecurDisc4.0 EN_2

Then select the level of Data redundancy you would like to apply. This will ensure your discs are usable even if they get scratched or damaged.

If wanted, you can even add a ‘Digital signature’.

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Select the files you want to burn. Drag and Drop them to the “Disc Content” area. Click ‘Burn Now’.

It will take a few minutes for your disc to burn depending on the speed of your Drive. You’ll be notified when the burn is completed successfully.

For playing your disc you will use ‘Nero SecurDisc Player’ that was automatically added to the disc while burning.

Also check out the video tutorial.

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How can I create and burn ISO images with Nero Burning ROM?

Nero Burning ROM allows you to create two different types of disc images.

‘Nero Image Files’ (*.nrg) consist of a proprietary Nero Disc Image format that can be used for all types of compilations including Audio CD, Bootable CDs, Mixed Mode CD etc. The ISO Image Format only works for the basic disc formats (CD, DVD, Blu ray-Disc) and does not support the above mentioned formats.

Nevertheless creating an ISO Image can be a comfortable way of integrating a virtual disc drive into a PC that has no disc player/burner included. Using a ‘Nero Disc Image’ or an ‘ISO Image’ is also a good and easy way for creating multiple copies of one disc image to several identical physical discs.

Let’s imagine you want to create several MP3 disc copies from an initially created ISO Image.

Open Nero Burning ROM click ‘new’, select a disc type e.g. CD, and a project type e.g. CD-ROM (ISO) or CD-ROM (UDF/ISO), use the default settings and click ‘new’. Drag music files into your compilation. The available disc space will be shown underneath.

MP3 compilation

For burning to a Disc Image select the ‘Image Recorder’ in the upper menu bar. Via the burn icon in the menu bar open the ‘Burn Compilation’ window and click on ‘Burn’.

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At the bottom of the upcoming window select ‘ISO Image File (*.iso)’ in the saving dropdown options. Then select the storage location on your PC or an external disk drive and type in a name for your Disc Image.

Save as ISO

A Disc Image consists of the identical file structure of an optical disc. If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.1  you can even access the ISO image of CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray Discs as a virtual disc drive in Windows Explorer.

For creating several identical MP3 discs just open the ISO Image location on your drive via Windows Explorer, right click on the image and select ‘Burn Image to Disc’.  Nero Burning ROM will open automatically.

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In the ‘Burn Compilation‘ window select the number of disc copies you would like to have burned.

click burn

Make sure your disc recorder is selected as active burning device. Then press burn. Your MP3 CD disc image will now be burned to disc.

Nero Burning ROM will ask you to insert another disc and will burn automatically until the number of discs to be burned is reached. That makes burning several discs from a disc image very comfortable.

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