Nero (computer software)
Nero is a popular
software suitefor Microsoft Windowsand Linuxby Nero AG, formerly Ahead Software.cite news | url = http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37873 | title = 'Nero Lite' and 'Nero Micro': smaller sometimes is better | first = Fernando | last = Cassia | date = 2007-02-27 | publisher = The Inquirer| accessdate = 2007-03-07 ] The principal component of the software bundle is Nero Burning ROM.
Bundled Application Descriptions
* Nero BackItUp for
backupof file systems or whole disks
Nero Burning ROMis an optical disc authoring program
* Nero BurnRights allows host Administrator to assign required drive access to users
* Nero CoverDesigner - designs CD covers
* Nero ImageDrive for mounting virtual CDs
InCDis packet writing software that allows optical discs to be used in a similar manner to a floppy disk
* Nero Recode for backup of unencrypted DVDs and MPEG-4 conversions
* Nero StartSmart displays a menu of operations available as soon as a blank optical disc is inserted. Also places a menu icon on the Windows Start tool bar
* Nero Vision
DVD authoringtool is bundled in the Premium package. [cite web | url = http://www.nero.com/nero7/ena/Nero_Vision_4.html | title = Nero Vision 4 | publisher = Nero AG| accessdate = 2007-02-01 ]
* Nero Wave Editor for editing audio files
Bundle Naming Conventions
The whole bundled suite is called Nero followed by its major version number and a catchphrase which can vary by country (for example, Nero 7 Ultra Edition Enhanced in the
United States, or Nero 7 Premium Reloaded in the United Kingdomand Australia); however, the core program is still called Nero Burning ROM. [cite web | url = http://www.nero.com/enu/nero8-applications-included.html | title = Nero 8 Ultra Edition - Applications Included | publisher = Nero AG| accessdate = 2007-11-02 Fifth application in the list is "Nero Burning ROM 8".]
The most commonly available Nero versions are the OEM suites, which are bundled with many
optical disc recorders. Some of these suites "do not" include Nero Burning ROM program itself, cite news | url = http://pcworld.about.com/news/Mar152005id119955.htm | title = The Skinny on Burner Bundles | first = Melissa J | last = Perenson | date = 2005-03-15 | publisher = PC World | accessdate = 2007-02-01 ] instead providing less advanced application Nero Express .
Nero Express 5.5
Included: Nero BurnRights, Nero Express, CoverDesigner, Wave Editor, Nero Quickstart, NeroMediaPlayer,
InCD, UDF reader, Nero CD Speed, Nero DriveSpeed, Nero InfoTool.
Nero 7 Essentials
Includes: Nero SmartStart, Nero Express, Nero Home, Nero Vision, Nero Showtime, Nero Recode, Nero MediaHome, Nero BackItUp, Nero CoverDesigner, Nero PhotoSnap, InCD, Nero BurnRights, Nero CD-DVD Speed, Nero DriveSpeed, Nero InfoTool, Nero DMAManager.
Nero 7 Ultra Edition
Includes the following: Nero Home, Nero SmartStart,
Nero Burning ROM, Nero Vision, Nero BackItUp, Nero CoverDesigner, Nero Wave Editor, Nero SoundTrax, Nero ShowTime, Nero MediaHome, Nero Recode, Nero Photosnap, InCD, Nero BurnRights, Nero ImageDrive, Nero CD-DVD Speed, Nero DriveSpeed, Nero InfoTool, Fast CD-DVD Burning Plug-In, Nero Mobile.
The newest version of the nero suite to come out, currently at version 8.3.6.
Latest version of the nero suite available.
Linuxport of the Nero Burning ROM application, Nero Linux, was announced as a free "upgrade" from the Microsoft Windowsversion in March 2005. [cite web | url = http://www.flexbeta.net/main/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=86 | title = NeroLinux vs K3b | publisher = Flexbeta | date = 2005-03-15 | accessdate = 2007-02-01 ] The application replicates most features of the Windows version, and uses the GTK+graphical toolkit. As of 2008-02-26a trial version is freely downloadable.
Nero AG has been accused of
software bloatdue to its slow evolution from a simple, efficient burning program to an oversized home entertainment package. A large installer contains many features perceived as unnecessary by many experienced users:cite news | url = http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37873 | title = 'Nero Lite' and 'Ner0 Micro': smaller sometimes is better | first = Fernando | last = Cassia | date = 2007-02-27 | publisher = The Inquirer| accessdate = 2007-03-07 ] Visual Basic ActiveX control, CD/DVD label creator, sound editor, photo editor, and others. The premium versions of Windows Vista also has all the home entertainment, DVD burning, movie editing and backup features.This has spawned a niche of unofficial, more streamlined installers, such as "Nero Micro", which include only features deemed to be essential, resulting in installer sizes as low as 13 MB, and featuring "just Nero Burning Rom with basic Audio/VideoCD support (English)."cite web | url = http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=92415 | title = Nero 7 Lite Installer v184.108.40.206 | publisher = Microsoft Software Forum Network | format = forum thread | author = "Acheron" | date = 2006-03-13 | accessdate = 2007-03-07 ] While many components can be removed using the official installer, its large size and the inability to remove all undesired components via its interface make these alternatives desirable. A valid Nero license keyis still required for all installations.cite news | url = http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37873 | title = 'Nero Lite' and 'Nero Micro': smaller sometimes is better | first = Fernando | last = Cassia | date = 2007-02-27 | publisher = The Inquirer| accessdate = 2007-03-07 ]
Nero Burning ROM
List of optical disc authoring softwarefor alternative programs
Disk image emulator
Notes and references
* [http://www.nero.com/ Nero AG official website]
* [http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_software/cdr_applications/nero.cfm Archive of Nero versions]
* [http://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=421355 Nero Burning Rom Alternatives]
* [http://gregory.kokanosky.free.fr/v4/linux/nrg2iso.en.html nrg2iso] –
GPLLinux utility for converting NRG images to ISO images
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