Nero Burning ROM is an optical disc authoring software tool developed by Nero AG and launched in 1997. It allows its users to assemble source material, such as audio, video and other types of digital data into an adequate volume format and then record (burn) it onto a disc format, ranging from Compact Disc to DVD and Blu Ray. Being one of the first disc authoring programs in the market, Nero remains as one of the most popular alternatives thanks to its wide arrange of features and constant updates, which allow it to keep up with the technological advancements of optical disc formats for video and audio recording.
The optical disc authoring functions offered by Nero Burning ROM are useful for users who want to organize, manage and share audio and video information digitally and physically. Using Nero, it is possible to copy the data contained in CD, DVD and Blu Ray discs and convert it into a digital ISO image, which can be easily mounted and played in any computer device. The quality of video and audio content in the digital ISO image created, mounted or burned with Nero does not suffer any downgrades, and can in fact be upgraded using the program’s tools. Nero’s unique features include the option to add filters, adjustments and automatic sound improvements to any audiovisual material contained in an ISO digital image. Furthermore, thanks to its Gracenote technology, users can incorporate original and customizable covers to their burned discs.
Besides its capabilities for creating and burning digital ISO images, Nero offers its users extensive security for their data with its SecureDisc 4.0 technology. All digital images and files created with Nero are protected by a 256-bit encryption coded with the highest industrial standards, ensuring that the users can restrict the access to their digital images however they please. On top of this, Nero’s adjustable data redundancy ensures that any discs burned onto a physical format stay functional even after being scratched or damaged. The Nero BackitUp and Nero Recode functionalities, which are included as sub-applications for Nero Burning ROM, allow users to create backups of their hard drive archives as well as security copies of unencrypted DVD images. This makes Nero one of the most reliable options when it comes to safely preserving audiovisual content and data.
The latest version of Nero Burning ROM is compatible with Windows and GNU/Linux. The full version of the program can be purchased at the developer’s official website for a price of 49.95 USD. This is a once in a lifetime payment that allows users to access the full array of features offered by the software, including all sub-applications like Recode, BacktiUp, Gracenote, SecureDisc 4.0 and more. Users may also download the program for free and enjoy a trial version for 30 days, during which they can utilize Nero’s different functions before deciding whether to purchase the full program. A previous version of Nero Burning Rom (9. 4.44.0b) is also available for free at the official developer’s website.