[QUOTE=Anthony1uk;2607729]I am surprised this got an excellent. I have not read the whole review (and know I should).
But I have not used Nero since v6 which was fantastic but was forced to stop as it did not support XP service pack 2.
>>> Hi Anthony1uk ,
Christopher from Nero inc.
We have listened, learned and leaned it up. Nero defined Burning in the PC world, but as software moved from pre-installed PCs and Store boxes, it took time to shift our installation packages to electronic download simplicity and slimness. But Nero 11 has made major strides to shrink and slim down… >>>>>>>>>
v7 was considered massive bloatware compared to v6 and also caused conflicts to other apps due to an application that got installed with it. I tried installing a custom version of nero lite (that was made by enthusiast not Nero themselves) just to install without those conflicting apps.
>>>>> All I can say there was a whiteboard with that term in our office and product development’s efforts has reduced our hard drive footprint as well as shrinking the initial downloads to a fraction of what they were in previous editions.<<<<<<<<<
>>>>> Also we have streamlined installation and dependencies so that you can pick and choose what templates and features you want installed<<<<<<<<<<<<
Another thing annoying about Nero is that DVDshrink; probably the greatest DVD reauthering app ever made, Nero bought the app rights and then released one version of it incorporated into Nero 7 (and then never once updated the app after that one release).
>>>> Take a look at Recode. We re-engineered the process to not only take full advantage of multiple cores, but also utilize GPU cores as well. <<<<<<<<<<<
Looking at the screenshots it looks overcomplicated to what Imgburn does easy and for free.[/QUOTE]
>>>>>> Take it for a test spin, we have both expert and express modes in video editing, and a universal media browser to manage content between all the suites apps. Nero 11 has a 14 day trial at nero.com
As for other freeware, freeware is lean and simple because its free ! Nero 11 is a suite of audio, video, photo, recode, photobooks/calendars/greeting cards and more… For example, our video suite supports multiple Picture in Picture modes and green screen effects. So with all those tools and more, you are going to get a lot more, as well with 24 M-F support. <<<<<<<