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Nero 8 (PC)

by Nero
Windows XP
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000V6EBP8
  • Release Date: 26 Sep 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,336 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Nero 8 - Create and Manage Your Digital Life

Nero 8, the newest version of the world's best-selling multimedia suite, brings the digital world to your PC. Now it's easy to organize and manage all your multimedia files, as well as create and edit new digital content. Nero's sleek design and user friendly tools make completing projects fun and enjoyable.

Direct access to all features from the project launcher

High Definition format support

Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 streaming features

Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD burning support

SecurDisc data protection support

Copy a disc with just one click

Graphics optimized for Windows Vista

Continual free updates

New! Nero StartSmart makes creating projects simple and fun

Nero StartSmart, the project launcher for Nero 8, lets you directly access features and perform one-click functions. The intuitive interface makes creating and managing digital projects easy and enjoyable. Optimized for use with Windows Vista, Nero StartSmart even has an integrated newsfeed system.

New! Easy data recovery

Now you can recover and save your data on rewritable discs quickly and easily before further disc damage occurs.

New! Online Service

Want to share your life online? With Nero 8, you can import and share photos and videos with one click to and from online communities such as My Nero, YouTube, and MySpace.

New! Fast application start-up

With Nero 8, applications now start faster than ever before!

New! Video editing features

The features within Nero 8 bring you even more opportunity to author and manage your video files. Use a variety of new menu templates and edit your High Definition videos easily with professional results

Home Entertainment

With Nero MediaHome, you can organize and oversee all your multimedia files directly on your TV set in the comfort of your living room.

Use your PC as a video recorder. With EPG support in Nero 8, you will never miss another episode of your favorite show! Stream photos, videos, and music over an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and enjoy High Definition quality in every room in the house!

Optimized for Windows Vista

Nero has a variety of features that make working with Windows Vista even better.

Copy discs with just one click with the Nero DiscCopy gadget in the Windows Vista Sidebar.

Find your audio, video, and photo files on the first attempt, even without having to open a single file! The Rich Preview window on the right-hand side of Windows Explorer displays the contents of each file with a single click

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nero 8 == Bloatware 14 Nov 2007
By Roman
Be warned - before buying, download the trial version and use it in anger for a few days. After the first day Nero Scout - yet another indexing application - will have hogged all your PC's resources and slowed everything to a snails pace. Provided you dont need Nero Home you would be well advised to disable Nero Scout - just to enable you to do other work!!!
As a burner the application is great - but why oh why do we have to pay for all the other bloatware.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Problems with Nero 8 / Nero Vision 5 20 April 2008
I have been using Nero products for many years, but never again.
Nero 8 works well until you come to edit DVDs using Nero Vision, when audio and visuals go out of synch. Customer services have been absolutely useless and take an age to respond. After many hours I have now reverted back to Nero 7 which works. I have been told by customer services that Nero Vision 5 is a little fussy and the problem resides with my source files - how come Nero 7,Roxio and Windows DVD maker have no problems with the same source files? I finally gave up when customer services suggested I pay for / download another programme to convert the files in to another format and then convert with Nero 8!!!
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The product not too bad,the Company Horrible 22 Jan 2008
I purchased the software at a retail store. I had problems,e-mailed their tech support and worked with them. Due to nature of the "Fix", had to download the software. Had to Pay for the download.

Since Download not needed because I already owned the software, spent months truing to get a refund, all to no avail. Company refused refund due to it being a download. They fought this every way they could, and I ended up "Out" the $81+.

Really good companies like Corel do not have problems like this.

My opinion, DO NOT DO Business with this company. This is the first and only problem I ever had with a company doing business on the internet, and I purchase almost everything on the internet. STAY AWAY........
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Backup just does not work for me 2 Jan 2008
By Sluggy
Since there are plenty of maybe not so good applications for writing CD/DVD's and a number of media players, my main use of the nero software has been to backup 'my documents' from my mirrored drives to DVD-RW's.

I have used Nero 6 in windows xp for a number of years. I did once try the Nero 8 trial but it didn't work and I put it down to conflicts with other software. I then changed my hardware and reinstalled XP and tried Nero 8 trial again but it failed in the same way. I then took the decision to upgrade to Vista Ultimate which is incompatible with Nero 6 so I upgraded to Nero 8. On a clean installation with only Nero added, Backitup failed in exactly the same way as it had under XP. I could backup My Documents from my separate Data drive in two halves of under 6GB each but somewhere around 6GB it crashed.

This problem appears to be unique to me as I have seen no references to it on the internet.

Anyway, make sure you try the trial version before buying this.

Disc burning worked correctly but that is not what I use the program for hence the low rating.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No different from previous versions. 28 Jan 2008
By Gortalath VINE VOICE
I think the only thing worth having that's new is the HDDVD/Blu-Ray support. If you just want to burn discs with Nero Burning Rom then don't bother as your old version 7, or even 6,5,4 will probably be just the same! This program never changes much and I can't believe they had the ordacity to claim that it's faster! It's simply too big (a modest instalation with only burning rom, back-it-ip, cover designer, express, vision and wave editior will set you back 1gb), too slow and not any different to the old one.
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42 of 44 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars system hogging bloatware at it's worst 19 Jan 2008
Oh dear, I should have read the reviews here before buying. This software isn't fit for purpose. I will be returning it to Amazon. My system is well above the requirements suggested and runs Windows XP. Nero6 was uninstalled without problem. Installation took an eternity, always a worrying sign. After finally installing successfully it runs for a short period and then as soon as it is asked to do any work it seizes the system.

I suppose if you have a quad core processor and 4GB ram you might be able to use it.

For anyone who hasn't bought a high end PC in the last 6 months steer clear.

How can this stuff be brought to market???
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars where is the good old Nero? 28 July 2008
Ok, this used to be the best burning software out there, and it set the standard for many to follow. That was before, now, it is a different matter. It took me ages to install the program, and it used my memory like there is no tomorrow. I had a few problems with it, system freezes, disc errors, multiple system restarts to go back to normal. The burning engine itself is excellent, it gets the job done, but do not even think about using any other program while running this one, otherwise, you WILL have some issues. The only solution I found is helpful, is to use a custom install option, and only install the burning software itself, without the other features that are bundled with it, cause for me those were the cause of the problem, where most of them start up when you boot, and they use system resource. In a nutshell, great burning software, if only it came without all the rest of the unnecessary things packed with it. I really hope the upcoming version goes back to the glory of the older versions, where the main focus is getting things done.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
not my cup of tea
Published 2 days ago by Mr. K. M. Groves
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 20 days ago by Mr T. Haydon
5.0 out of 5 stars nero 8 ultra
excellent programme,but a bit iffy on windows 7.no patch is up and coming,nero says buy nero 9,but if yor running xp its well worth the money.
Published on 21 July 2010 by fatbob
5.0 out of 5 stars sooooper dooooper
excellent speedy delivery, a pleasure to do business with. does as it says on the tin, dont like the update tho havin to uninstall the purchased product straight away.
Published on 31 Oct 2009 by Porl
4.0 out of 5 stars Nero 8
Still about the best burning package about. not sure about the extra functions though (photos etc)
Published on 19 Oct 2009 by D. Robinson
4.0 out of 5 stars nero 8 works for me
Hello to all, I would like to say that I have used nero 8 for a long time and it does the necesarry for me, like recode dvd, burning dvd, cd, rip cd, it does all this with no any... Read more
Published on 26 Sep 2009 by dorin
1.0 out of 5 stars Nero
Not much good. Had 2 copies and the "Smart Start" produced "Corrupt installation or wrong password code" Had it checked by a reputable computer shop who agreed that the second copy... Read more
Published on 31 July 2009 by J. V. Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars TOP DRAW
Been using this for months, never had a problem with it, using vista ultimate, mind u my system is pretty new, converts to dvd etc perfectly every time. Read more
Published on 15 Jun 2009 by LeEcHeR
1.0 out of 5 stars "third party rights activation" problems
I brought this product from a retail store and loaded it on to my computer. No problems - other than being shocked that it took up 3GB of memory. Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2009 by C. J. Huggins
1.0 out of 5 stars nero 8 attrocious
I too have fallen victim to Nero 8, this product is very frustrating to install, even then you will get an error message telling you "Nero Home" has stopped working, I don't know... Read more
Published on 12 Nov 2008 by Mrs. J. Wilson
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