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Burning Across the Network

You are now ready to realize the benefits of your efforts. From the pull-down menu of available recorders, you can choose the network recorder that you added (see Figure 12).

Figure 12

Figure 12 Choosing the network recorder.

Next, you burn a CD/DVD just as you would if you were burning to a local drive. You can do this many ways. One way is to choose File, New and, from the subsequent screen, make sure the CD-ROM (ISO) icon is selected in the left pane. Then click the New button. (See Figure 13.)

Figure 13

Figure 13 Creating a new compilation.

Drag and drop the files/folders you would like to burn from the File Browser in the right pane to the left pane. When you have chosen all the files you would like to burn, click the icon with the match next to it (see Figure 14).

Figure 14

Figure 14 Choosing which files to burn and clicking the Burn the Compilation button.

After starting the burn process, you'll see the Nero Burning ROM copying your compilation to the NeroNET server. When the copying process is complete, you're presented with a dialog box telling you that the network transfer was completed (see Figure 15).

Figure 15

Figure 15 Network copying of the your burn job completed.

Notice that your burn job is assigned an ID—in this case, ID#1.

At this point, you can check the progress of physically burning your CD/DVD by accessing the web interface of the NeroNET server, as you did earlier (see Figure 16).

Figure 16

Figure 16 Checking the progress of your burn on the NeroNET server using the web interface.

You can access the web interface to see the status of your jobs from the server itself or from the intranet.

At the point of burning, it is possible for other jobs to be sent from other clients. When these jobs are sent, they are queued until the NeroNET burner is available to handle the recording request. You can use the web interface to see where your burn job is in the queue. Although it is beyond the scope of this article, authorized users can reorder jobs while they are in the queue, effectively reordering which is next for burning by the NeroNET server.

When your remote burn job is completed, your client is notified with a dialog box like the one in Figure 17.

Figure 17

Figure 17 Notification of the remote burn job being completed.

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