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Nero 9 - Digital Media and Home Entertainment Suite

Nero has just released the latest version of its digital media suite, Nero 9, featuring an updated StartSmart launcher that has built-in quick media playback, ripping, burning, copying, and backup.

The suite still is based on Nero's long-established disc ripping, burning, and backup tools, including Nero Burning ROM and associated drive information and analysis tools. There's also a new Autobackup for scheduled local or online backup.

And like the Roxio Creator suite (see previous post), Nero includes tools for digital media creation and editing -- photos, audio, and video. There's some nice new features including Tape-scan high-speed preview of scenes from DV or HDV tapes, Movie Wizard template-based movie creation, Music Grabber to automatically extract music clips in a video, and Ad Spotter to remove commercials.

Nero 9 also now supports high-def editing from AVCHD camcorders, with Nero SmartEncoding for efficient compression, and burning of HD projects to standard DVD media -- or to Blu-ray discs with the additional Blu-ray Disc Authoring Plug-in.

Nero also continues building its support for home entertainment across multiple devices in the networked home. Use the new Nero Live to watch and record live TV/HDTV (two channels at once). And check out the now trial version of Nero MediaHome to stream media files between your PC archive and other connected PCs and set-top devices (including the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360).

Nero 9 is 99.99, or $79.99 download.
The Blu-ray Disc Authoring Plug-in is $9.99 download.

See press release (9/08) - Nero Releases Nero 9

See my DVD Authoring Software Gallery for more on Nero 9, DVD authoring, and media suites.

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This entry posted on September 30, 2008.

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