Nero 2015 Platinum is the latest iteration of one of the best-known media and disc-burning suites for Windows. Music, video, data, and slideshows: Nero burns them all, Blu-ray included. It also plays discs and media files, converts video and audio, creates slideshows and photo albums, and streams media to your TV and other devices on your home media network.
Welcome: Nero 2015 Platinum's full-screen Welcome page provides quick access to main functions like Manage and Play or Rip and Burn, but it also centralizes everything you need, including Tutorials, Tools & Settings, and Your Product, which opens the Nero ControlCenter for managing serial numbers, updates, and other important product information.
Burning: Disc burning is one of Nero's core competencies. Nero Video, Nero Express, Nero Burning ROM, and several other bundled tools work together to create and burn CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs, as well as store data and backups on rewritable discs (plus 5GB of included free online storage). No "drink coasters," either: We burned a multi-chapter DVD on our very first attempt.
Play: Nero Blu-ray Player plays Blu-ray movies and other discs on your PC or on your TV. Nero MediaHome not only streams movies and music as part of your home media network but also includes nifty extras like Timelines and Face Recognition.
Big: Nero 2015 Platinum does so much that it can be a bit overwhelming at first. Don't get us wrong: Nero is as easy to use (or easier) than other media solutions of its size and capability, which take time to master. For some jobs, basic freeware might be enough.
Integrated, all-in-one media solutions tend to be large and complex, but Nero 2015 Platinum proved surprisingly easy to use without giving up on the features and extras that set it apart from lesser tools.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Nero 2015 Platinum. The trial version is limited to 15 days with some features disabled.
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Nero 2015 Platinum is a suite to burn, rip, convert and manage all your videos and music to discs, TVs, smartphones and tablets. And with our new apps, you can master your multimedia, burn over the air and improve your Nero skills, too. It includes the full-featured Hollywood-grade 4K video editing suite Nero Video 2015 as well as all its premium additions, such as high quality video enhancement tools (such as Tilt-Shift Effects, Retro Film Effects and many more), new font styles and motion text effects, and allows you to burn your files to Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs with world's best burning engine. Superior disc and file playback including Blu-ray 3D discs is built-in as well as streaming of virtually any file to your iOS devices, Android devices and all compatible TVs. The new support for "Places" in Nero MediaHome allows you to tag and browse your videos and photos based on where they were taken. Convert all your videos and video discs play on iPhone 6, Galaxy and the latest smartphones and tablets. Play all your content on your SmartTV via the integrated media server.
What's new in this version:
Ripping of CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays and converting files to any format made easy*
Brand-new apps to stream to mobile devices, burn files over Wi-Fi and learn everything about Nero 2015 Platinum
Best video editing including high quality HD and Ultra HD (4K) support
Superior DVD-Video and Blu-ray Disc authoring plus Hollywood style menus
High quality video enhancement tools (Tilt-Shift Effects, Retro Film Effects, Video Stabilizer, and many more) and new ...
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Will not rip commercial DVDs for backup purposes. If purchased from Nero.com you'll have a hard time getting a refund. Seems to be overly complicated and difficult to navigate.
My wife and I have 600+ DVDs and we want to be able to take our collection with us when we travel in our RV. Solution - Portable NAS system with media server. I purchased 2 copies of NERO Platinum 2015 so my wife and I could begin the arduous process of backing up our collection only to find out that NERO does not support ripping commercial DVDs. I have to think "whats the point of advertising ripping DVDs and Blu-ray disks?" If it can only rip non-commercial DVDs what's the point of even including or promoting that feature?
I've run into this type of incompatibility with other software companies and I've never had an issue getting a refund. Not Nero. They say that I should have downloaded the trial software first. So I've given them one final chance to do the right thing before opening a dispute with my credit card company.
Hopefully this note will prevent others finding themselves in the same place I am right now.