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Nero Burning ROM, commonly called just Nero, is an optical disc authoring program. As of version 6, the program has been a part of Nero software suite. Create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share, and upload online. Whatever you want – music, video, photo, and data – share with family and friends.
Nero Burning ROM works with a number of optical disc image formats, including the common ISO image and Neros proprietary NRG file format. Depending on version more formats may be natively supported.
To use more formats, particularly lossless FLAC, Wavpack, and Shorten, it is necessary to install additional program modules. The modules, called plug-ins or codecs, are often freely available. Nero AG sells some video and proprietary audio plug-ins.
When in the past a Nero backup of a music CD would play on your home stereo as well as in your car, this is no longer the case. Backing up your music CDs will produce a CD that is only playable on a PC.
One time purchase (perpetual license) ranging between $50 and $60
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After the deinstallation of Nero there are still over 50 entries in the systems registry (regedit), which one must delete separately.
The best alternative for Nero for Mac is definitely Roxio Toast. The best free alternative is Burn for Mac. More info and video: http://machow2.com/nero-for-mac/
Unlike its Windows version the Linux version is quite amazing and not bloated at all, if all free alternatives fail try this.
I very much liked Nero 5 back in the old days and still use it on a derilect W2000 machine.
I had been using Nero 8 to some extent but for limited usage as the software had become too awkward to use. Complex sequences and at the end of a sequence you were left with antiquated user interface styles.
Nero Vision stopped working on my Nero 8 installation and I thought it might be hardware, no I tried to install on another computer. Of course, I got a message that I could not. The email link to support didnt work and so I did it manually. Unfortunatley, I got a reply back in "some sort of english". The reply used english words entirely but the syntax made no sense whatsoever. In the end, I purchase a Nero 11 but Ouch, what a mistake! Even more awkward to use than Nero 8. Germans seem to have this capaicity to over-complicate software to the nth degree without making it more functional but rather less functional. Take .AVG for example, or Adobe Acrobat and I even tried the simplest of Adobe read/writers. Ouch. why would anyone use such junk.
I'm going to say that this is a great software, even though I encountered a trillion problems with it. Contradiction much? For the price, it is not worth it. Not even Nero Linux 4 is worth it.
I'm still confused as to why people still use this. InfraRecorder works a lot better, isn't nearly as bloated, and is free/open source. Nero was the best before Open Source developers had come up with a viable alternative. Nowadays, that's just no the case.
I used to use this, but its way too bloated and slows down your boot time. Plus that bloody animated logo thing on bootup is annoying. Make the switch to something else, I use cdburnerxp now
You actually have to download additional app nero provides to uninstall their products without a headache, here it is for nero9 http://www.nero.com/enu/tools-utilities.html#tab4 . My recommendation is to stay away from nero, there is plenty of much better alternatives.
Hands away of Nero! Uninstall completely incomplete!
After the deinstallation there are still over 50 entries in the systems registry (regedit), which one must delete separately.
As I bought a DVD burner 1 year before, "Nero 7 essentials" was included. I did not choose this software. Now Vista reported a problem:
"Solve a problem with Nero 7. Nero 7 has stopped working properly. A newer version of this software is available for download that addresses this problem. Nero AG recommends updating to take advantage of security and stability improvements.
Click to download the update from the Nero AG website."
Nero is the 1st software I know, which brings a security & stability danger for your computer, if you do not BUY the newer version.
Normally security upgrades are for free, if you have a legal software.
Therefore I rapidly deinstalled Nero 7 essentials, which required with its 1.98 GB by far the most hard disk space of all my programs, and substituted it by ImgBurn, which needs only 2.29 MB.
Used to use Nero all the time but it just takes over your computer. Try uninstalling it and see what a nightmare that is. I have tried CDburnerXP and IMGBurn but not impressed. I could never suss out what the hell IMGBurn was up to although I understand it has improved a lot recently. I use Ashampoo Burning Studio 6 now because it is simple, does not take over your computer, is free and it works as well as anything I have ever tried. Just make sure you don't register or give your email address to them as they love to send out emails.
Nero takes up a lot of system resources and has a lot of useless functionality: things like it's own media browser and disk crawler. While it'd be nice if you can easily turn them off, it isn't, and simple CD burning has turned into a bloatware. For things like Nero Vision, I can understand the system load, but CD burning? Sorry, but that's not for me. I've switched to CDBurnerXP for your bread-and-butter burning due to its reliability (it's never crashed on me and I've had very few coasters compared to Nero), better handling of my system, and a more price tag (free).
Nero is good, but for me it has always been slow and take up too much processing to run.
Nero is still one of the best choices. I have tried a number of other alternative applications, but always seems to get back to Nero. It just works!