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Nero 12

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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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  • 1.0 stars

    "NERO company and product are not user friendly.."

    September 13, 2013  |   By idontwantacct

    Version: Nero 12 12.5.01200

    Pros

    I bought Nero 12 online, because I assumed it would work on my computer. That would have been the Pros. for it to work.

    Cons

    the product never downloaded correctly. nero did keep sending emails, trying to offer any solution they can. the product, never has played on my laptop, I cant even open up the program. I asked for my money back, but with all the emailing they do taking a day or two to return with their so-called pretend services takes enough time for my return policy to expire, of course. no product, no return.

    Summary

    Do Not purchase or affiliate yourself with Nero products.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not Even Close to The Hype"

    August 31, 2013  |   By Huckleberry77

    Version: Nero 12 12.5.01200

    Pros

    The program does still copy disk and burn CD/DVD's, It has lots of features for editing, and making the full use of your burner.

    Cons

    The program has too much fat in it...features that makes it crash, and many of the things that you want to use takes more programming to actually use. For example: Recode will not work to put ripped dvd's on your PC, without a decoder, then the program crashes all the time, even if you are not using the decoder, to make a copy of a cd that is copy right protected is illegal I know, but when you are retrieving information from the disc that is scratched why ask as long as you are taking responsibility for your actions. The company has forgotten about what made them popular and put junk in their programming to try to keep up instead of just making a great product like they did in the mid 2000's.

    Summary

    I love the Ideals behind the product but it needs to be overhauled, and in my opinion everyone that purchased it should get a 90% price reduction on the next one that comes out.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "A former user and advocate: It's just sad"

    August 17, 2013  |   By coombspd

    Version: Nero 12 12.5.01200

    Pros

    It's still one of the few affordable audio/video editing programs.

    Cons

    They call it a free 15 day trial, but it's still limited to what they want you to see. Even with what they allow, it screws up. I'd say more, but I can't access all of the tools to really know if it's that bad. As is, I can't trust it enough to put out MY money for it.
    Accessing help from a person: impossible.
    Accessing help from their website: hit and miss. Seems to have a lot, but can't access some of what I wanted to.

    Summary

    If anyone from Nero is reading this, know that I've purchased your products for over 10 years, and I can't begin to tell you how disappointed I am in your company and Nero 12. If you were Microsoft, I'd be learning Linux.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Will not rip/edit LP tracks"

    June 18, 2013  |   By leo-9

    Version: Nero 12 12.5.01200

    Pros

    Installed OK

    Cons

    WaveEditor (free download from Nero site) locks up when trying to save a large .wav file.

    Summary

    I bought Nero 12, then downloaded the free WaveEditor and SoundTrax utilities. WaveEditor has locked up over 6 times in a row as I have tried to normalize, declick and declip and then save a .wav file, which is a complete side of an LP that I captured. Anybody know of a decent alternative (for XP)?

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Nero 12 freezes when editing videos."

    May 2, 2013  |   By asphinxo7

    Version: Nero 12 12.5.01200

    Pros

    When it works, Nero is a great product for quick editing and burning.

    Cons

    This edition of Nero is particularly full of bloat ware. My biggest complaint is that there is a conflict with my system. Nero freezes on video editing.

    Summary

    I purchased Nero 12 mainly to do quick editing and video burning, especially since it's compatible with flv files. I soon found that it has a serious problem with freezing whenever I edit a video.

    My other issue is that Nero wants to do too many things in one package. Why in the world would someone want a backup program with their video software? I do not recommend this product at all. The earlier versions were much better.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "They should release Burning ROM as a separate product"

    April 25, 2013  |   By vshankaa

    Version: Nero 12 12.5.01200

    Pros

    Burning ROM is good!

    Cons

    They should release Burning ROM as a separate product. This has become a bloatware. They are just shoving down unnecessary software down users throat.

    Summary

    Soon burning DVDs/BluRays will be thing of the past!

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