Is Nero still the best

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#1

Hey all, it’s been quite a while since I’ve been on but here I am still on the right side of the grass. Anyways I’m curious to know what you folks all think about Nero these days. Is the Newest version worth the $$$$$. I’ve not sniffed around much on it so I figured I’d come back to this old reliable site and see what you all think. I’ve been using Nero 6 for quite a while but am thinking about trying a newer version. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Cheers eh,
Mark


#2

I’ve never been a fan of Nero, there are lighter capable programs. Just my two cents.

http://www.exploreburn.com/
http://www.burnaware.com/burnaware_free.html
http://www.imgburn.com/
http://cdburnerxp.se/
http://infrarecorder.org/

All of the above a freeware.


#3

Are you just looking for the data burning part of Nero? They now offer a free version of Nero 9 called Nero Lite: http://www.nero.com/eng/downloads-nero9-free.php Far too crippled for my taste however.

I personally use ImgBurn for all my burning needs these days.

If you want the encoding/editing section of Nero, there are other alternatives for that as well, but Nero combines all of them into one suite of tools, which some seem to prefer. The free tools that are available have matched or surpassed Nero for virtually anything you might want to do, they just aren’t bundled together.


#4

I still use Nero for burning mix audio cd’s.
I like the “per song” (or global) audio filters that don’t actually change the orig. audio file. (I use Audacity for that.)
In certain instances, it’s very handy.
Just a personal preference…


#5

[QUOTE=Kerry56;2467989]Are you just looking for the data burning part of Nero? They now offer a free version of Nero 9 called Nero Lite: http://www.nero.com/eng/downloads-nero9-free.php Far too crippled for my taste however.

I personally use ImgBurn for all my burning needs these days.

If you want the encoding/editing section of Nero, there are other alternatives for that as well, but Nero combines all of them into one suite of tools, which some seem to prefer. The free tools that are available have matched or surpassed Nero for virtually anything you might want to do, they just aren’t bundled together.[/QUOTE]

I’m trying to back up a whole stack of VHS videos of a TV series onto DVD. I have the files that WinTV creates - I need the software to enable me to:

  1. Split the captured file into episodes
  2. Use the cover image (scan/download) as the title menu background
  3. Put my own music as the background music for the title menu

I’ve been trying to use Power Producer 3 to do this (results in horrendously blocky title screens), Power Producer 5 (you can’t use your own menus, you have to use templates and I don’t really want wedding music or christmas baubles) and have given up on both.

Can Nero do what I need?


#6

^Nero Vision should be able to do this, yes.

I’ve only heard of WinTV in relation to the Hauppauge capture cards, and most of them have hardware mpeg2 encoders. Are your files in mpeg2 then?

I use a commercial product called VideoReDo to work with mpeg2, and the Womble programs are also good since both can do frame accurate cuts in mpeg2 with minimal reencoding. Womble MPEG Video Wizard DVD would fit your needs very nicely I think, and there is a free, fully functional 30 day trial to test it.


#7

I still use Nero 6 that does all I need done, have purposely avoided later versions due to increasing bloat with each new version and will continue using it as long as it does all that’s needed. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.