nero 7.0 ultra edition
Nero 7 Ultra Edition is the latest version of this all-in-one multimedia suite, adding DVD components to its traditional CD and audio-burning functions. With this complete set of tools, you can take control of your entire media experience from the comfort of your PC or even your living room couch.
Play your favorite songs back in stereo and enjoy high-quality MP3s on the go, or create beautiful CD slideshows to show off your digital photos. Nero 7 Ultra Edition also provides you with a wide variety of video tools to edit vacation videos and family home movies, and it makes converting HD video content into Blu-ray format easier than ever before.
The software package includes the venerable Nero Burning ROM and a variety of other programs, including the simple beat-builder SoundBox and the photo slide-show maker Nero Picture Show. A SmartStart screen lets you choose the appropriate program by task, and Nero 7 adds an automatic backup option that backs up data from a disc or folder to a hard drive or other storage medium. Users have complained on message boards about bloat, however, and you should make sure you customize the install to exclude programs you don't need.
Nero is a hefty application that demands a chunk of system resources, and it doesn't always perform as well as you'd expect from a suite of this magnitude. The software also lacks a common look to its various applications, and its file-retrieval features are less sophisticated than those of competing products such as Apple's GarageBand.