Nero Burning ROM

A software package for burning CDs and DVDs


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  • Category CD & DVD
  • Program license Trial version
  • Version 23.0.1000
  • Size 2.56 MB
  • Works under: Windows 8.1
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Nero AG

Nero Burning Rom is one of the leading software solutions for burning CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs and disc images.

Nero Burning Rom, often just called Nero, is a Windows solution for burning CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays. It also supports specialized CD formats, such as VCD and SVCD. You can use Nero to burn a disc image to a disc, or you can simply burn a file structure, and the software will automatically organize it in the appropriate format for the medium in question.

Nero also supports the ripping of images from a disc to an ISO or other disc image format. The software can copy from one disc to another, but if you don’t have two optical drives with write capabilities, you can rip one disc to file and then write that file to another disc. Another advantage of being able to rip disc images is that you can store those images in digital format. Nero even supports mounting of these digital images via virtual drives. Your machine can host any number of virtual drives, and if Nero is set to load at startup, those drives can be automatically available to you as physical drives would.

This suite of tools also has an impressive selection of formats available to it by default. Supported audio formats include AAC, MP3, OGG and WMA. Supported video formats include AVI, MP4, MOV and VOB. You can also enhance this support with codecs installed on your machine. Nero also supports disc protection measures, such as SecurDisc. These can be ripped as part of a disc image, and then, SecurDisc can be emulated when the image is mounted. This provides you the option of making and using backups of your copyrighted software so that you can protect the original discs.

The burn quality of both physical and digital images is impeccable. Most experts agree that Nero is one of the best burning solutions available. The process is very stable, and Nero achieves its high-quality even at fast burn speeds. Something else than can be said for Nero Burning Rom is that it gets the most out of CD, DVD and Blu-ray writing equipment, which is something many alternatives cannot claim.

If there’s a downside to Nero, it’s that the user interface can seem overwhelming to new users. This isn’t an application that strives for user-friendliness but rather intends to be a professional solution. That does increase the learning curve but also provides significant benefits to advanced users and even casual users who take the time to learn their way around the suite.


  • Excellent burn quality and stability
  • Maximizes burning equipment performance
  • Supports SecurDisc and other protections


  • UI not user-friendly
  • Slow and clunky installation
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