Before I started using Nero to create audio cd's from mp3 files, I used dbpowerAMP to convert the mp3 files to wave files. The great thing about dbpowerAMP is being able to choose the level of quality used in the encoding conversion. The higher quality files sound better, but are also larger, so sometimes you had to sacrifice a little quality to get the files to fit on a cd. For example, you could get the highest level at 48,000 kHz, 16 bit stereo(187 kb/sec), 44,100 kHz, 16 bit stereo(173 kb/sec), 32,000 kHz, 16 bit stereo(125 kb/sec), and so forth, on down; also with mono options.
When you create an audio cd in Nero's drop and drag window's, the file is automatically converted from mp3 to wave; and a cda shortcut is created for the Table of Contents. But if you look at the cd in 'Explorer' or 'My Computer', all you see is the cda shortcuts. You cannot tell how many MB's are on the cd, and Nero doesn't tell you when you are making the cd.
More importantly, Nero does not tell you what bitrate (or kHz) it is using when converting the mp3's to wave files. I want to know the kHz rate as I showed from dbpowerAMP that the new wave file has, and I'd like to know the MB size of the files on the cd.
I know that it's faster to let Nero do the converting, but I will do it myself if dbpowerAMP will give me a higher quality.
Any and all answers are appreciated.