and thanks Ghosters: i will take away and digest.
this is what happened this evening:
a) downloaded nero updates last night
b) allowed nero to build database on hard drive
c) allowed nero to ‘search internet’ option to identify tracks/artists
then the warning box vanished and i was able to rip, however -
the ‘compilation’ concept is a bit of a joke presently, since you go to all the trouble to rip favourites from different albums, in desired order, and nero promptly regroups/lumps all tracks from the same albums together - so in effect, the software is in control. that can’t be right, can it?
secondly, a lot of contemporary music has no real ‘pause’ between tracks, even though the track listing suggests this; on at least one changeover there is an unpleasant, momentary ‘glitch’ sound effect where nero cannot handle this - because the software cannot fade in/out, and neither can you, manually.
is there software / nero upgrades which give the user more control, please?
thanks for all your help - i also post this for fellow newbies struggling with nero 6: the instruction booklet is pretty sparse, to say the least!