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Nero 5.5 Burning Rom CD Writing Software (new version is Nero 6 Power Suite, asin: B0001YLLPI)

by Nero
Windows NT / 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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  • Burns Data CDs, Audio CDs, Video CDs, Bootable CDs, Multi-session CDs… and more
  • Works on a huge range of CD writers and rewriters
  • Comprehensive audio editing software
  • Design, print and apply your own CD labels, booklets and inlay cards
  • Nero Media player manages and plays your multimedia files
  • Ultra-stable, ultra-reliable. Far fewer ruined CD-Rs than any other package.
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows NT / 95 / 98 / 2000 / Me
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • ASIN: B00005BI8K
  • Release Date: 29 Mar 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,677 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Nero Burning offers a complete audio editing and CD-burning solution, and even lets you design and print cover art for your new CDs. It all starts with the Nero Wave Editor, with non-destructive editing thatlets you try many options and undo all changes. A range of audio-processing options gives you complete control over your audio files before you record them to disc. A real-time "audition" lets you select and hear effects in real time, as your soundfile plays. Preset Manager lets you save your frequently-used settings. There are also features for sample format conversion, anti-aliasing filters, dithering, and noise shaping.

You can design your own CD graphics quickly and easily with Nero's updated Cover Designer. The Designer helps you produce professional-looking layouts for your CD booklets and inserts. The Cover Designer includes assorted graphic effects, customizable design templates, multi/maxi album support, and predefined paper stocks. The Nero MPEG1 Video Encoder allows you to make VCD and SVCD discs from MPEG files, and convert AVI video to MPEG via a drag-and-drop interface. Your disc will then ready to be burned as a Video CD, playable on your PC or in compatible DVD players.

You can also add onscreen menus to your Video and Super Video CDs. These menus are like "cover pages" for your discs, making it easy to select tracks for playback. And Nero 5.5's Audio Plug-in Interface makes it easy to create your own custom-written support files (DLLs) for the new formats of your choice. (Programming knowledge and extra third party tools required.) If you're a programmer or software developer, you can now use Nero 5.5's Embedded API to add our powerful CD-writing functions to your own applications.

Amazon.co.uk Review

Nero Burning ROM has long been heralded as the best all-round CD writing software that is available. This latest incremental release (Nero 5.5 Burning Rom CD Writing Software) adds a gamut of minor enhancements and some significant new features to ensure that it stays ahead of the pack. Where Nero excels is in its advanced feature set, tailored towards those who want to maximise the use of their CD-RW drive. Whether you are looking to overburn CD-Rs so as to squeeze more data on, write to multiple drives simultaneously, create bootable CDs, remove hiss from analogue recordings, utilise Burnproof technology or you need UDF support for packet writing CD-RWs, Nero has a powerful set of tools to help you. It is also the ideal companion for those working with multimedia files. A powerful new audio editor enables you to make CDs the way you want them to sound, with a cross fader for overlapping tracks, and the ability to remove or modify pause lengths between audio tracks. MP3 is well accommodated for, with a Media Player and encoder, though the latter is limited to encoding 30 tracks, before a separate plug-in needs to be purchased. Video creation is also a breeze with an enhanced MPEG1 encoder that supports drag and drop of AVI files to convert to VCD/SVCD format discs. For those with less experience of CD writing, who are likely to be overwhelmed by the vast array of features Nero has to offer, a Wizard system is available to manage the less involved tasks. This makes burning direct copies of CDs a simple matter of following a walkthrough of options. While these wizards have helped to make Nero more accessible, the manual could still do with improving. A CD labelling kit is supplied with the software, along with a small supply of blank labels to get you started. This is accompanied by improvements to the cover editor, which lets you make your own designs for your CDs and cases. Previous Nero users may not find enough new features from version 5 to warrant upgrading, but anyone using an earlier version, or those new to CD writing, should certainly consider getting hold of this excellent all-round package. --J. Weston

Customer Reviews

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Software 15 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Nero Burning ROM is truly an excellent piece of software. With my CDRW I got Adaptec 4 and the best thing I ever did was upgrade to Nero. I am not a techie but no worries as Nero is so easy to use. It has all the features you need for writing CDRW and CDR's. The latest version is Windows XP compatable but the InCD UDF packet writing version you get with Nero may not be. Again no problem as they have released an XP update for it on their web site. Check out their web site as it has some very useful downloads and help imformation etc...
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well under XP too 1 Oct 2001
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Just received Nero 5.5 from Amazon today. This is simply the best recording software I've tried. I have not yet tried printing labels from it, so I don't know whether the complaints about label creator are justified. I can tell you however it works extremely well, even under Windows XP. Do yourself a favour and buy this instead of dreadful easy CD Creator.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD burning package 4 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Nero is very straight forward to use, I was backing up files onto CD and cutting an audio CD within minutes of installing it with no problems at all. (My system is a P550 with 128 mb ram).
Nero has a wizard driven approach which makes most simple tasks easy, though some more complex tasks can be tricky to work out as the help is fairly limited.
Overall though a very good piece of software.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Choice Burning Software 24 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Having used rival software such as Roxio Easy CD Creator and used trial versions of several other programs, Nero Burning Rom leaves the rest standing. It's DAO options are far more straightforward than it's competition and I have experienced far fewer burn errors with this program. This is a COMPLETE burning package. Leave the rest and purchase the best
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Performance 4 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Nero 5.5 is the best CD burning software i've yet come across. One feature of particular interest is the ease by which you can drag in drop files from anylocation into your disc creation. It doesn't require all the hassle of converting your mp3's into Wav individually because it takes care of all that for you. If your making an audio CD you can drag and drop your mp3's into the track list and before you know it your burning regular CD. I give it my thumbs up.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the competitors 3 Oct 2001
I tried this program after using Easy CD Creator(and failing to resolve all the bugs). All I can say is absolute bliss! No more blue-screen crashes or wasted CDs - it works like a dream on my system (1GHz Thunderbird AMD, 256MB Ram, Samsung SW408 CD/RW, OS:ME).
It's a little more complicated to use than most but well worth the effort.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Solid 5 Sep 2001
I've always disliked how one bad rating can really distort the rating of a product on Amazon.
Three stars doesn't reflect how good this is; in a traditionally flaky area of the market (CD Writing software) Nero has been exceptional, and at this price it's an absolute steal. It's worked solidly for me under Win98 / NT /2000 with both IDE and SCSI CD recorders. Just look at the features; as well as vanilla CD creation and copying, it will automatically convert MP3 files for audio CD creation, create Video CDs and SVCDs, and the latest version will even master DVDs!(with the right hardware, of course). I'm also extremely impressed with their commitment to enhancing the product and adding functionality, and their technical support is excellent...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Performance 9 Jun 2001
When I first started burning cd's I was limited to using adaptec cd creator. Then one day i fell across nero 5 buring rom. Ever since i have not changed it. Other software can just not compete with it. The great audio editing medium allows youto do what you want to our tracks, mix, fade etc. I am a great fan of mp3's and nero 5 has full souport for them. This allows me to make great mix cd's and edit them with ease.
The capability of making vcd's from any video file is also time saving and i can watch them straight on my dvd player.
All in all a great peice of cdr software for novices and pro's.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A problem with Nero 5.5
I recently received Nero 5.5 with a new CD writer. The writer is installed on the same cable as a dvd drive. Read more
Published on 14 Oct 2002 by Mr. D. G. Powles
2.0 out of 5 stars Slowwwww
I wanted an alternative to Roxio Easy CD Basic 5I tried the demo of nero 5.5.
No simple instructions, 2 different burn speeds, one for CD copier and another the ordinaire burn... Read more
Published on 4 July 2002 by CjW
4.0 out of 5 stars Bye-bye Adeptec EasyCreator!
After months of frustration with Adaptec EC4, I bit the bullet and bought Nero 5.5.
Installation was easy, copying is very quick and compilations are easy enough too, although... Read more
Published on 17 April 2002 by john
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential if you have a MP3-CD Player
When I was given an MP3-CD player I wanted to see how MP3 files sounded on it. Nero 5.5 came with my computer (running XP) so after checking out the various options for music... Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars A great CD Writing Package
After buying an Iomega ZipCD drive and unfortunately finding out that Easy CD Creater 4 (Bundled) did not work with Windows Me, I was in the market for new compatible software. Read more
Published on 27 Jan 2002 by Jonathan Lovatt
2.0 out of 5 stars Install problems with Nero
The specifications of Nero seem impressive. It is very feature rich and seems to have good "burn proofing" capability. Read more
Published on 19 Jan 2002
After trying out various CD Burning Software, including Adaptec, I've found Nero CD Burning Software a useful tool. Read more
Published on 19 Dec 2001 by DJAYDAN1@aol.com
3.0 out of 5 stars Cross-platform support
I had a specific problem in that I needed to burn CDs on a Windows PC for use on a Unix server. This needs "Rock Ridge" format, whereby long file names and multiple... Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2001 by laveryb@aol.com
3.0 out of 5 stars First Class Software, First Class Company
I would like to say that I have used other packages for copying data & audio and had various problems with them. Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2001 by Frank - S
3.0 out of 5 stars Zipping & burning
Several attempts at installation, several dozen attempts at starting the application and four e-mails to the technical support resulted in finding out that Nero is incompatible... Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2001 by gdmaxwell@btinternet.com
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