Though primarily known for its CD- and DVD-burning prowess, the newest version of Nero Ultra proves to be a full-fledged media workhorse. The installation file is big and takes awhile to load; also, once Nero is on your machine, it consumes a hefty serving of memory. Considering all it can do, though, we can only complain so much.
The attractive StartSmart GUI opens a clear path for both beginners and advanced users to every aspect of the software suite. The burning options are as comprehensive as they come, whether you're working with photos, data, music, or video. Other features let you erase discs; convert audio files; capture video; edit photos; make backups; check your hardware specs; and create slide shows, custom audio mixes, and disc covers. Version 7 takes things one step further with Media Center-like features that allow you to watch and record TV, as well as manage your entire collection of media.
We would like a 30-day trial rather than having the demo expire at the end of the month, but if you time it right, you should be able to get plenty of use out of it. Anybody who uses their computer for entertainment purposes will find Nero Ultra 7 well worth its price tag.
Nero 7 Ultra Edition Enhanced provides you with over 20 applications in one solution to complete all your digital media tasks on your PC and on your TV. The Enhanced version now includes exciting new features to access your media files throughout your connected digital home, share files with family and friends, or take them with you on the go. Release 7.5.9 makes preview of AC3 files possible again.
Note: This is a very large (150MB) file and may take several hours to download via dial-up modem.