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Nero is an all round CD burning software. A true multithread program which handles several tasks simultaneously.

This is definitely one of the best all in one CD and DVD Recording packages you can get. For the price of being a little more technical than it's competitors, you can do much more beside standard options and can dig much deeper into the matter of CD/DVD recording.

Unlike Easy CD Creator or Win On CD, this program makes it easier to cope with various image files, whether it understands their contents or not.

This software is also very fast when it comes to converting audio CDs to MP3 files, also called ripping.

Another highlight are its easy to use and very complete Backup-functions.

Despite the fact, that it's cheaper than the two direct competitors, it is by far the best solution for the production of intelligent bootable CD's.

For not so advanced users there is also a Wizard and a comprehensive glossary that helps a lot. Overall, I consider it the most powerful, professional and yet affordable package available.


  • Professional quality features like
  • Optional jitter and CRC-correction also when copying audio CDs
  • Complex read-error handling
  • Error check of written CDs
  • Format conversion "on-the-fly"
  • Automatic selection of maximum speed, simulation and burning
  • Supporting of MP3 and WMA (MS Audio) as source for audio tracks
  • BurnPROOF support


  • For professional Audio CDs a few features are missing
Manufacturers Homepage: Ahead Software

Platform: PC (Windows XP, 2000)