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This software allows you to create cds and dvds from information on your pc, whether this is songs, movies or photographs to be played back on your tv via your dvd player. This takes burning CDs and DVDs to the next level. With a previous version of Nero I had problems when making a CD that some of the tracks were put on the CD in a different order to that specified. However, this software appears to have no such problems. It is really easy to use and easy to navigate so there isn't much need for the instructions although you may need them for more complex things like making cd case covers which I have yet to do. The software is great in that you can back up files on your pc onto cd or dvd such as photos and your music just in case your pc breaks down. I probably wouldn't buy this if you already have Nero 8 because there doesn't seem to be much difference but it is definately a useful piece of software if you are looking for the first time for something to help you copy data. It is quite expensive for what you get though in my opinion.
Nero 9 is by far the worst in the long line of Nero software programs. The main issues with this are that it is too big and takes the user a long time to install. It took me an hour just to install and after that it did not work properly.
The purpose of any Nero program is to allow users to burn, create and design DVDs/CDs of their choice. For example I can create a data disc which could be made up of music, videos and documents which I may need to take to work with me the next day.
Another function could be that you would like to create a music CD directly from MP3's. You can also apply the same to video files.
Overall after using Nero 9 I believe that any users would require a fast and up to date PC but would still take a considerable amount of time to install and it does tend to crash every now and then.
NERO 9 Retail Install,
Nero 9 has to be the worst Installation Nightmare of ANY program i have ever installed,
Give me new Window installation any day, then NERO 9
I followed all instructions from NERO 9 DVD.
Got stuck at 13% 3 hours and counting, before giving up,
wrote to Nero tech Support,
Suggestion was to download removing tool, and run that,
download Nero 9 trial version.
Follow instructions and use DVD's Serial Numbers to make full version
That was also hopeless, another waste of time, got stuck at 8% ,
1 hour 45 minutes
I wasn't going that way again,
In all I have tried 2 NEW Nero 9 DVD's Installation and
Nero 9 Trial Download.
downloaded Nero remove tool did clean up, but nothing helped,
My view don't Bother till it's fixed, or leave it to install, and go on holydays for a week,
Maybe it's installed when you get back, big Maybe,
Wiser to give it a miss for now till they put a bit more speed into it:
Hopeless and very dissapointing to say the least:
Cheers to all,
"Oh, no - why have you got Nero 9."
That above statement was the general response I received from people, when they found out I got it. "Poor Nero" I thought to myself. I haven't even received it yet and people are knocking it. But I tried to stay optimistic and open minded.
But, first of all what is Nero?
The software is a multimedia suite that allows the user to copy, burn, create, edit and share information such as video files, photographs, music, and personal data. It also allows you to record, or playback DVD's, high definition channels (subject to hardware requirements), and other video files. Highlights of this latest version include a one click rip, burn, backup and copy function. The ability to upload videos to sites such as YouTube and MySpace, and to backup to Blue-ray discs. There's also a movie wizard with various themes (such as birthdays) to create home movies. Another addition is Gracenote, which can be used to track music information (such as album and artist), and finally Nero RescueAgent which can help to recover data from damaged discs.
Once upon a time Nero was a simple burning engine, but times change and Nero has evolved into software that you can do a lot of things with. While I'll be using it mainly for burning to DVD's and playing back video files, it's good to know that the extra utilities are there in case I need them.
The software claims it has a "Fast, easy, and convenient user-interface," and for the most part I agree. Burning data to discs of any nature, is still easy and straightforward especially if your filmier with Nero, and if not its simple enough to learn.
However, it's not perfect. The installation was very slow, but it's a big package spanning several gigabytes. If necessary you could choose to not to install some of the components. Speaking about a big package, for some reason the box is huge- almost encyclopedia like. To be honest I didn't like Nero BackItUp, software that lets you back up your data, it seems hit and miss, and I did receive a few error messages. Considering how important data can be - it is a disappointment, and I would recommend using better, more reliable, dedicated software. Editing Videos does seem rather drawn out and slow, if video editing is something you do often, then again I would recommend having separate software. Also this seems to be a single licence for a single computer, disappointing if like in my case you've got more than one computer.
I'm not sure why there is so much negative hype towards this version of Nero. Even on Amazon, there is a wealth of 1-star reviews. Sure it has it problems, and is perhaps trying to do too many things at the same time. While I haven't needed to use some of the features yet, I personally don't see a great deal to fault.
If you're only interested in burning data to discs, then there is no point in upgrading. Still with your excising software, use Windows Media player, or a cheaper alternate to Nero.
(I'm a reviewer on Amazon, and some my reviews are copied from there to dooyoo. Please feel free to check out my Amazon profile under my real name of Mr Andrew M Kerr.)