In the New Compilation window you can select the disc type and configure the options for the disc format. The window basically looks the same for all disc types. The only difference is the tabs that are available. When you start Nero Burning ROM, the New Compilation window opens automatically. You can also open it via the New button.
If the Image Recorder is not enabled, only those disc types supported by the physical recorder are displayed in the drop-down menu.
Using Nero Burning ROM you can create image files for disc types that the installed recorder cannot burn. You can enable this function via the File > Options > Expert Features menu, Enable all Nero supported disc types for the Image Recorder check box. The drop-down menu in the Compilation window then makes available all supported disc types.
The following entries are available in the selection list:
CD/DVD-ROM/Blu-ray (UDF)
Creates a data disc; all file types can be burned. The burned data complies with the UDF standard. 
Additionally you can use the Nero DiscSpan feature to comfortably burn a compilation on multiple discs. 
Audio CD
Creates a standard Audio CD that can be played on all (audio) CD players at least. 
Mixed Mode CD
Creates a CD with data and audio files in a single session. Usually a data file is followed by one or more audio files for instance (e.g. soundtrack for PC games).
Older Audio CD players are often not capable of recognizing the data file and attempt to play it.
Creates a multisession CD with audio and data files that are stored in two sessions. The first session contains the audio files and the second session the data.
Common CD players play the first session as Audio CDs. The second session can only be used by PCs with a CD-ROM drive, it cannot be recognized by a normal CD player.
CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc Copy
Copies a source disc to a CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc.
Creates a bootable disc. 
CD/DVD-ROM/Blu-ray (ISO)
Creates a data disc, all file types can be burned. The burned data complies with the ISO 9660 standard. 
Creates a data disc; all file types can be burned. The burned data complies with the ISO and UDF standards.
CD/DVD-ROM/Blu-ray (SecurDisc)
Creates a SecurDisc disc, that includes data integrity and reconstruction. Additional SecurDisc features include the possibility to protect the data on your disc against unauthorized access with a password, to digitally sign the disc, and to configure the data redundancy.
Creates a DVD that delivers high-quality playback of video and/or picture files on DVD players.
You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn a DVD if the DVD video title, i.e. a complete DVD folder structure including premastered files is already available. 
AVCHD (TM) video
Creates an AVCHD video disc that delivers high-quality playback of camcorder video and/or picture files on DVD or Blu-ray players.
You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn an AVCHD video disc if a complete AVCHD folder structure including premastered files is already available. 
Creates a Blu-ray Movie (BDMV) disc that delivers high-quality playback of video files on Blu-ray players.
You can use Nero Burning ROM to burn a BDMV-Video disc if a complete BDMV folder structure including premastered files is already available. 
In Nero Burning ROM it is not possible to convert video files to DVD-Video, an AVCHD video, or a BDMV-Video. Converting video files to DVD-Video, to AVCHD video, or BDMV-Video is possible in Nero Video for example. Nero Video is included in the full version of Nero Classic. More information about Nero Video is available on the Web site, and more information about video editing is available in the separate Nero Video manual.
The actual disc formats that are available and the actual disc types (e.g. DVD) to which can be written depend on the selected recorder.
A Jump List is provided by Nero Burning ROM under the Windows 7 operating system. Compilation types, e.g. Audio-CD, can be chosen directly from the Jump List. 
The following buttons are available:
Nero Express
Starts Nero Express. Nero Express is a wizard-driven application based on Nero Burning ROM.
Only available in Nero Burning ROM as part of Nero Classic.
Opens a file browser where you can find and open a saved compilation. You can also open an image file in order to burn a disc.
Creates the selected compilation and displays the selection screen where you can select the files for burning.
Closes the New Compilation window.
You can set the options for the respective disc format on the tabs in the New Compilation window.
Which tabs are available depends on the disc type that is selected.
The following tabs are available:
Shows statistical information on the compilation.
Contains options for starting and continuing multisession discs.
Nero DiscSpan
Contains the option for activating the Nero DiscSpan feature. This allows you to comfortably burn a compilation on multiple discs when the data to be burned is too large to fit on a single disc.
Contains the option to select a file to be executed automatically when the disc is inserted into the disc drive.
Contains options for configuring the ISO file system.
Contains options for configuring the UDF file system.
Defines the labels of the disc.
Allows you to define the dates of the compilation and of the associated files. You can also specify a validity period for the disc. You can access the data regardless of the validity period specified.
Defines whether and which files are stored in the buffer memory. If you posses a LightScribe recorder you can create the label here or select what is to be printed. For the CD-ROM (ISO) disc type, you can convert the code for an AVI video here to make it compatible with Xvid/MPEG -4 or DivX.
We recommend that you only convert the code if you have experience with FourCC codes and AVI videos.
Audio CD
Contains options for configuring audio files.
You can also enter additional information about the CD.
CDA Options
Defines the strategy used by Nero Burning ROM for handling CD-DA files from a source audio CD.
Contains options for configuring albums.
Contains options for configuring a bootable disc.
Contains options for configuring burning.
Glossary entry:  Multisession
A multisession refers to completing a disc in multiple cycles. After a first session has been written to the disc, information can then be added in another record because the disc has not been finalized.
Glossary entry:  Codec
The compressor/decompressor encodes the data for recording or saving digitally and then decodes it for playback. Various software codecs are available such as Cinepak, Indeo, Quicktime, Video for Windows, etc. Hardware codecs include MPEG, H.261, Motion JPEG, etc.