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Nero 12

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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 30, 2012
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    Free to try (15-day trial, some features disabled); $79.99 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review


Nero 11 Multimedia Suite was already a monster collection of production tools. Though the last iteration provided a solid collection for both the casual and advanced enthusiast, Nero 12 continues to push toward becoming a go-to tool for people's growing network of devices at home.

Nero streamlines workflow with its own built-in file management system, Kwik Media. Applications are accessed from a single interface to avoid fragmentation and reduce confusion. Windows 8 users will be glad to see that the suite integrates smoothly with the new redesigned tiled UI. Kwik Media intelligently organizes your frequently used media based on face recognition, similar to face tagging on social networks. Though it's not always perfect, it's a welcome addition, especially when working with lots of pictures of friends and family.

Since its disc-burning days, Nero has evolved into an all-encompassing production station that enables you to edit MP3 files, manage and produce HD videos, create slideshows, back up data, and more. Nero wants to help you produce content for your home entertainment ecosystem, no matter what device you own. You can convert just about any media format for any device, plain and simple.

The tools are solid and simple enough for any novice or advanced media enthusiast. Nero 11 users should feel right at home, since most of the applications and workflow should remain relatively intact, with a couple added enhancements.

Nero 12 trumps 11 by expanding compatibility with updated HD formats, particularly with Blu-rays and AVCHD 2.0-level file types. Blu-ray importing is improved as well as exporting files that are playable on just about any device and vice versa. Nero Video creates and encodes media in higher (50p/60p) formats, including AVCHD3D for stereoscopic 3D videos, as well as performs batch ripping from online content sites. Edits can now be made directly within Recode. The video-editing suite is packed with extra add-ons and features. People who film their videos with smartphones can take advantage of Nero's built-in stabilization to reduce the shaky cam effect.

When combined with an already large collection of popular filters and effects, you can make some surprisingly high-production-value-looking home movies. Nero 12 also made it easier to apply effects to videos; simply drag and drop a premade effect directly into the timeline. These little tweaks are definitely a welcome improvement.

Nero 11 users may have trouble being compelled to upgrade unless they plan on exclusively working with Blu-ray formats or working with legacy content on Windows 8. However, new adopters will find that Nero remains a sufficient multimedia option capable of handling most tasks with its full editing and management suite.

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1 stars

"Utter Rubbish"

December 11, 2013  |  By Scallywag355

 |  Version: Nero 12 12.0.02000


There are none!


It will not run, page after page of wonderful graphics, error messages and none of it runs


I have used different versions of NERO on various PC's for years with great success, ease of use and perfect results be it CDs or DVDs. My latest PC runs Windows 7 (64 bit), and I upgraded NERO from a supplied copy of NERO Essentials to a copy of NERO 12. What a catastrophic error, I might just as well have taken the purchase money and thrown it out of the window. Lots of fancy screens and graphics, all total BS. All I get is a message stating that i do not have burn rights, contact your administrator (which of course I am the administrator!) and to "click here to download". Result a page telling me that something wonderful is coming soon!! It just goes round and round in circles giving the same screens and messages. I have not read a single review that is complementary about NERO 12, and I think the trash-can is the right spot for NERO12.

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1 stars

"Nero Stinkers"

August 27, 2013  |  By Nerostinkers

 |  Version: Nero 12 12.0.02000


Colorful adds..
Nice name


Many to many to list.
but I shall attempt.
Going from Nero 8 which worked like a charm...then jumping to 12.5...
Its like they forgot that humans use this stuff.
Very poor interface.
And to top it off...This program crashed my system with the blue screen...then crashed my video drivers 4 times.
I uninstalled it at once and asked for a refund...Neros non human response was something like this ...you dumb american...we have your money just like we took your money to rebuild our country after the war and we will not give it back to you..thank you and we may or may not think of you while we laugh at you all the way to the bank.


Look both ways prior to crossing the street, then run like H@#% the other way and avoid Nero 12.5
go buy some older version of it off of eBay...
you will thank me for helping you avoid a pounding headache

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3 stars

"Nero 12 Video does not handle *.flv videos"

November 28, 2012  |  By Z-Rod

 |  Version: Nero 12 12.0.02000


I liked Nero 7 and Nero 11 but have not had success with Nero 12


Neither Nero Video 12 nor Nero Recode 12 works with FLV videos.

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1 stars

"Nero Vision 12 has serious problems"

October 26, 2012  |  By Edward222x

 |  Version: Nero 12 12.0.02000


None - only worked one time and now gives an error. Now previous versions like Nero 10 will not work either.


I have been buying Nero since the beginning, but no more. There is a known flaw with the program. After a month of trying to get help with Nero Tech department I finally got an email from them admitting they know about the problem but do not plan on finding a solution. A copy of their email back to me is in the Summary. Avoid dealing with this Tech department, they will give you a run-a-round for months before being honest and dealing with the issue.


Dear Mr.,

thank you for your e-mails.

Sadly we have to inform you that despite extensive analysis we cannot offer a solution to your problem with Nero Video.
The problem is know, but I cannot say that most people report this special issue.

There is one last option available, with the drawback of being very time consuming; this would be reinstalling your operation system.
Should you regard this as a possibility enabling you to use Nero, we would like to recommend this procedure.
We are very well aware of the amount of work you would have to put into this.

After reinstalling your operating system and reinstalling your Nero 12 Platinum/Nero Multimedia Suite 10 version, the problem could be solved.

I am very sorry, but I cannot offer you any other solution!

Have a nice weekend, Mr. McIntire!

Kindest Regards

Simone Greiner
Customer Relation

Nero Development and Services GmbH
Im Stoeckmaedle 18
76307 Karlsbad
Fax : +49 (0)7248 928 499

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1 stars


October 22, 2012  |  By filmmaker-joe

 |  Version: Nero 12 12.0.02000




Will not install - takes 30 minutes each try and will not install. TECH SUPPORT COSTSS $1.25 a MINUTE!!!!!


I own Nero 6-10 and will not buy this company's software anymore. It is borderline spyware anyway since it has so many little things it wants to install in your browser. But $1.25 to maybe tell me why it won't install is crap. BUY ANYTHING ELSE. Better yet, downlaod a pirate copy from torrents. Don't pay like I did.

Updated on Sep 4, 2014

No change in my opinion. Never did get it to work. What a waste.

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1 stars

"Nero 12 Platinum STINKS!"

October 16, 2012  |  By mi6uk007

 |  Version: Nero 12 12.0.02000


There are none.

I had Nero 11 and was taken in by all the marketing promos to upgrade to Nero 12.

I attempted to, and sorely regretted it. Why? The product won't install.


I have attempted to install Nero 12 Platinum numerous times on my laptop, and keep running into errors.

Their tech support is a joke! It's almost non-existent. Per their request I have emailed them the requested information 5 times already, and have yet to receive an appropriate resolution.


Until they resolve the install issue, stay clear.

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1 stars

"If its free its good...If not you throw away money"

October 08, 2012  |  By PCTech01

 |  Version: Nero 12 12.0.02000


I had purchased this software directly from there site. I have been using Nero since Nero 6. I have purchased Nero 7 and its has been the best ever since. But that was back in 2005. So i decided to wait till the newest version. Well I did and what is this an upgrade or a downgrade. Its not organized is very confusing. All the programs are every were. They don't have a fast burning option like Start Smart option any more and also Nero MediaHome is sold separate.. Also you have to download about 10 more software and install them individually to complete Nero. Nero's largest file is 800+ MB not including the rest of the 50 + MB applications. Nero 12 Its self is 300MB. Also Nero Starter requires to be online to start all of Nero individual applications in one place if not you have to start them from all the 9 different shortcuts. Its like a joke not worth $129.99 .Is worth more like $29.99 just take out the (1).


Have all of the 10 extra installers in one installer. This will make it a lot easier not to download and install too many application individually. Also include Nero MediaHome 4 with Nero 12 Platinum customers.

Note: Nero 7 to Nero 8 included Nero MediaHome.


List of individually files need it to complete Nero 12.

Nero Content Pack
Nero CoverDesigner
Nero SoundTrax
Nero WaveEditor
Nero BurnRights
Nero DiscCopy Gadget (32 bit)
Nero InfoTool
Nero DiscSpeed
Nero InCD Reader 5
Nero SecurDisc Viewer

Note: All of this also apply to Nero 11. Nero 7 up to Nero 10 included all this files.

Voyager529 I understand that you are happy with your free application but real customers like me aren't happy with Nero 11 or 12. I think its time to do more homework. I am also a program tester and i know what people want. (More Easy and lots of options.) I know other burning softwares that are beating Nero and great prices to. I think i saw your other posting in other sites. See you there...

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 12.0.02000
Version 12.0.02000:

Watch all your Blu-ray Discs

Import and convert digital or analog movies to Blu-ray Disc, DVD or the most file formats

Span data efficiently across multiple CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

Burn self-starting CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

Import, edit and export videos in high-definition AVCHD 2.0 (50p/60p) format

Quickly output AVCHD 2.0 format video with SmartEncoding

Backup to hard drives larger than 2 TB and USB 3.0 storage devices

Rip AVCHD to virtually any video file format

Stream movies, music & photos within your home network

Publisher Nero
Publisher web site http://www.nero.com
Release Date September 24, 2012
Date Added September 30, 2012
Version 12.0.02000
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Publishing & Sharing
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.44MB
File Name Nero2016-17.09.2015_stub_trial.exe
Total Downloads 36,780,324
Downloads Last Week 1,200
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial, some features disabled
Price $79.99

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