Seeing as I find the Nero website very unclear over this, I'm wondering what plugins I have and which I have to buy if I want them.
I've got Nero 126.96.36.199 installed, with a full serial number (not an upgrade one) for the downloadable version bought online in the EU. In other words, I have Nero 6, not the North American Nero 6 Ultra.
I know, too, that if I want NeroMIX, I have to buy that separately, because I don't have (and can't buy) Nero 6 Ultra.
I'm pretty clear that if I want the mp3PRO plugin (for mp3PRO and MP3), I have to buy that one outside the very limited evaluation period. I get the impression that at least some Nero 6 Ultra purchasers were given a free serial number for that or some other MP3 plugin, but that that never applied to the "rest of world" version.
The plugins are listed at http://www.nero.com/en/631898252786719.html
The mp3PRO one I've already dealt with.
It sounds like the Nero Digital Audio one is already included in what I've got - as is the Windows Media Player 9 one (which, I guess, obsoletes the old WMA plugin - I guess that might be for Nero 5.5 only, even though it's not clearly marked nor explained anywhere). I presume all these plugins do not need separate serial numbers.
What about the DVD-Video and Multichannel plugins? There's links there to buy them - but also the statement, "The DVD-Video Plug-in and the Multichannel Plug-in are already included in the Nero 6 retailpackage and the Nero 6 webversion". Are they included and fully licensed (without separate serial numbers) in the retail package I've got, but not in OEM and other bundled versions? Alternatively, is it that they're included in the download, but need separate serial numbers?
I feel Ahead would do everyone a favour if they made a matrix up that showed what was included and what was not for each different way of purchasing Nero.
If it makes any difference, I bought my serial number recently - when Nero 188.8.131.52 was current.