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Windows Vista / XP
2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews) 3 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Rip and burn faster and easier than ever--backup files to CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs and enjoy fast and easy auto backup and copy functions
  • Playback and manage all popular audio files, videos, photos and web media
  • Create professional-looking DVD movies with integrated 3D menus
  • Convert music, photos, and DVDs to play on your iPod and other mobile devices
  • Watch, record and pause High Definition TV; play AVCHD and other HD formats

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 7.7 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001CJQGM4
  • Item model number: 500130
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 12, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,430 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Nero 9 brings the digital world to your PC. Create and edit photo slideshows and high definition video, convert your favorite content to enjoy on portable devices or share them online with friends or communities , rip and burn CDs/DVDs with easy one-click functions, create a home entertainment center with integrated TV, DVD, music and video streaming, recording and playback options. Rest easy with advanced backup features to protect against loss from system crash or damaged disc. Nero 9 makes your digital life fun with easy-to-use functions and cutting-edge technology to help you manage your multimedia projects.


Nero 9 is the new and improved multimedia suite that provides the freedom to create, rip, burn, edit, share, and upload online. Whatever you want--music, video, photo, and data--enjoy and share with family and friends anytime, anywhere. Using the intuitive Nero StartSmart command center, digital life has never been more flexible, feasible, and fun!

Nero 9 is the new and improved multimedia suite that provides the freedom to create, rip, burn, edit, share, and upload online. Click to enlarge.

Nero 9 enhances every aspect of your digital lifestyle, offering ease of use while remaining reliable and dependable, with improvements catering to your digital wants and needs. Nero frees you to do more with your digital content. Create, manage, and share your music, videos, and photos with fast and easy to use tools which allow you to explore and enjoy the unlimited possibilities with Nero 9.

Creative Projects Are Easier than Ever
Using the intuitive Nero StartSmart command center of Nero 9, your digital life has never been more flexible, feasible, and fun. You directly access features and perform one-click functions such as Audio Ripping, Burning, Copying, and AutoBackup, with optimized performance for Windows Vista with Nero DiscCopy Gadget.

Fully Enjoy Your Content at Home, Online and On-the-go
Whether it's video, photo, or music, you can convert and share everything your imagination creates in your digital world. Convert & share multimedia files to play on iPod, PSP, and upload online your coolest photos and videos to share with online communities like My Nero, YouTube, and MySpace.

Make Your PC a Dynamic Home-Entertainment Device
Experience TV from the comfort of your sofa with state-of-the-art TV technology, even for HDTV and DVB Radio. Pause, record, schedule, manage, and playback your TV shows.

Best in the Business Software Gets Better
The ripping and burning capabilities of Nero 9 are the most reliable in the industry. Burn and copy to CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc--even copy movies. With DVD-R Dual Layer and DVD+R Double Layer support, you'll get more data on a disc than ever before!

Trusted and Reliable--Backup, Restore, and Secure
Don't lose your valuable memories and important files to life's potential hazards, system crash, or risky hardware. Backing up, securing, and managing files and data is a point-and-click away.

ShowTime DVD and multimedia player plays the latest digital file formats and boasts a new playback design. Click to enlarge.

Watch, record, pause, and customize your live TV experience with Nero Live. Click to enlarge.

Use the Movie Wizard template library and create entertaining movies for every occasion. Click to enlarge.

Create & Edit

Whether you're recording soccer games, concerts, or family reunions, get professional results in an easy-to-use video creation and editing tool. Use the Movie Wizard template library and create entertaining movies for every occasion (birthdays, weddings, vacations). Watch seamless movies or music videos, without commercials or other scenes interrupting, by using Ad Spotter to automatically cut them out. Become the movie director you were meant to be!

Dust off your old CDs and LPs and digitally archive them forever. Easily manage and play your favorite music titles with new music recognition service delivers accurate song and artist information, and album art (Powered by Gracenote). Browse media for playback, create playlists of your favorite audio tracks, shuffle and categorize tracks for easy reference. Simply create MP3 archives of your favorite Music videos with Music Grabber.

Make all your digital photos come to life. Share the stories of your life's most memorable moments with professional photo-editing tools to correct red-eyes, crop, rotate, adjust, and enhance photo quality. Create entertaining photo slideshows with special effects, transitions, and music; burn it on DVD with great 3D menus and share with family and friends.

Convert & Share

Make use of the latest AVCHD or HDV camcorders, edit your project in HD quality including Nero SmartEncoding for AVCHD and create an AVCHD disc on a regular DVD medium (red laser) or a BD-AV disc (blue laser).

Convert & enjoy multimedia files on iPod, PSP
Convert your music, videos, and photos to DVD, CD, or your portable devices and enjoy them on the go. Convert your old CDs, LPs, and tapes to MP3s and save them forever--Gracenote MusicID will give you the track information, titles, and great album art to complete your collection.

Upload your coolest photos and videos to share with online communities like YouTube, MySpace, and My Nero.

Home Entertainment

Media Center
New amazing TV experience from the comfort of your sofa gives you state-of-the-art TV technology, even for HDTV and DVB Radio. Integrates into Windows Vista Media Center and Windows XP Media Center Edition.

High-Definition Television
Record, manage, playback, and enjoy your favorite TV shows--even for HDTV. Watch High-Definition TV and use the P-i-P ("picture-in-picture") mode for watching 2 channels at the same time.

Playback Media Management
ShowTimeDVD and multimedia player features latest digital audio and video file formats, a new playback design--with convenient playlist handling, shuffle playback, as well as docking and stand-by modes of both, the browser window and playlists. New display, with Gracenote music services, shows clear and accurate track and artist information, as well as album art.

Rip & Burn

Best in the World!
Fast and easy ripping, burning and copying of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs directly through Nero StartSmart. With DVD-R Dual Layer and DVD+R Double Layer support, you'll get more data on a disc than ever before!

DiscCopy Gadget
One-click disc copy with Nero DiscCopy Gadget--optimized for Windows Vista.

Personalized Disc Labels
Personalize your discs with labels, covers, and booklets, and choose from multiple templates or customize with your own images.


Protect and Archive Files and Data
Safely backup to archive, protect, and manage your multimedia library for generations to come. Don't lose your valuable memories and important files to life's potential hazards, or risky hardware--protectively archiving files and data is a point-and-click away.

Securely Manage Content
Customize automatic functions for easy and convenient Autobackup for offline or online files storage. Schedule automatic backups to ensure consistency and recover and preserve files and data with Nero RescueAgent. Easily scan for most media types and files, with quick overview of damage and rescue status.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
222 of 236 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nero 9 = disaster October 23, 2008
Nero should get a grip. Version 9 is even more bloated than their previous releases, except for:

- They added some TV viewing application. Why does it belong to a DVD OR CD BURNING application ? I repeat... DVD or CD burning application. Yes, that's what it is still supposed to be.

- Removed some usefull apps, like the back-up module.

- It doesn't install at all. Well, if it does you are very very lucky. Plus you have a lot of patience, because it takes almost an hour to install. Hell, even Vista installs faster these days.

- During installation likely you get lots of Windows installer warnings.

- It hijacks your file types.

- Is a pain to uninstall. Again one hour the same messages and errors as an install.

- It corrupts your Windows Restore Points. So it could be that you can't go back to a restore point. Then all that helps is the Nero cleanup application.

Nero should do a few things:

- Fix this piece of software. Go back to the drawing board and fix it.
- Rethink what this software is. They are freeware programs like DVD Flick, Imgburn or CDBurnerXP, which can do the same basic stuff just as good and don't require 1.5 GB on your hard disk. Plus they actually work !
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102 of 109 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Garbage November 8, 2008
Slow install? How about this...I started install at 10 p.m. got up at 5 a.m. and it was STILL installing. The EPG (program guide} for the Live T.V. has not worked and after contacting tech support they said do the reinstall. The first install took about an hour. The reinstall took 8 HOURS!!!
I have purchased Nero 7, Nero 8 and now Nero 9.
This is it. No more. This software should have never been released. It was rushed to market. It's like selling a wad of dough and calling it bread. I have purchased buggy software before but this stands alone.
Contacting tech support is a 5 day process. I've contacted them twice and that is the response time. The answers and advice they offer is do a reinstall. This is after sending them screen shots they requested and an in depth system anaysis tool that gives them a ton of info about your system. Reinstall. Wow...you really looked into didn't you?
I gave up and decided to go back to Nero 8 and guess what? It says my legally purchased version has an illegal license. What?
It will let me install 8 but I can't run it. This is after confirming my license with Nero.
I contacted support about this too. I'll let you know how this works out in 4 or 5 days.
So far, I have wasted hours and hours with this software that does not rise to even the beta stage. Save your money and your time. Go elsewhere.
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time and money - shockingly bad software November 12, 2008
By Badger
Pros: Nothing

Cons: Bloated software. It takes hours to attempt an installation which then fails. Even using the uninstall tool provided by Nero, it's almost impossible to uninstall without hacking the registry. Installs Ask Toolbar spyware even if you select do not install.

Summary: Don't buy this software. As other reviewers have said, it takes hours to install, if you can get it to install at all.

I have a high specification laptop running Windows Vista 32-bit Business and I'm an IT consultant with 34 years of experience. It took me several days of registry hacking to 'successfully' install this update.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nero 9 a big dissapointment! October 28, 2008
By Sam
Unfortunately there is nothing positive I have to say about Nero 9

- The installation process takes 20+ minutes, and randomly fails at around 80%. I had to run the installer 5 times in order to install this software successfully.
- They removed more features than they added, gone are MediaHome and BackitUp, replaced with a useless live TV feature.
- You can no longer choose what file types to assign to Nero, the software makes a hostile takeover of all your video and audio file types.

The software package is expensive considering they added nothing new useful, Nero 9 is exactly like Nero 8 with a new splashscreen. Except now you have to pay extra for MediaHome and BackitUp, and you have to experience plenty of application errors.
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96 of 109 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars avoid like the plague October 22, 2008
this product is a disaster - there have been many problems just installing it, many people can't, and when it does install some functions don't work properly. the manufacturer's support is useless. they keep releasing updates which don't solve the problems. check out the nero user forums.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not play Blu-ray November 17, 2008
Usually when you spend $50 on an UPGRADE, you get an upgrade. This is not the case here. Nero has removed the ability to play blurays without warning potential customers of this. So you spend $$, go through the painful process of installing this thing, then try do something you did with version 8 and it doesn't work (as it is no longer supported). WTF?!? Then try to uninstall this thing and reinstall 8, I couldn't do it (8 kept saying the installation was corrupt). I had to use a backup image from 2 months ago to restore my computer to the state it was in pre-nero 9, and in the process lose a bunch of stuff. We'll see if nero gives me a refund for this junk.

If ahead software was concerned in the least about it's customers, it would have been upfront in stating what was and was not included with version 9. Instead they lied (you can lie when you do not say something about something you should, it's called lying by omission) their product and wasted several hours of my life & that's unforgivable, especially in this economic climate.

I'll need a REALLY good reason before Ahead Software will see another dime from me.

In summery, if you buy Nero 9 you'll get absolute junk software + lying software company + really bad customer service.
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