Nero Burning ROM

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Nero Burning ROM
Logo of Nero Burning ROM from Nero AG.jpg
Developer(s) Nero AG
Initial release 1997; 18 years ago (1997)
Stable release 2015 (16.0.02700) (May 6, 2015; 3 months ago (2015-05-06) [1]) [±]
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Optical disc authoring software
License Proprietary
Website www.nero.com

Nero Burning ROM, commonly called Nero, is an optical disc authoring program from Nero AG. The software is part of the Nero Multimedia Suite but is also available as a stand-alone product. It is used for burning and copying optical discs such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays. The program also supports label printing technologies LightScribe and LabelFlash and can be used to covert audio files into other audio formats.

Name[edit]

Nero Burning ROM is a pun in reference to Roman Emperor Nero, who was best known for his association in the Great Fire of Rome. The emperor allegedly fiddled while the city of Rome burned. Also, Rome in German is spelled Rom. The software's logo features a burning Colosseum, although this is an anachronism as it was not built until after Nero’s death.[2]

Features[edit]

Screenshot of Nero Burning ROM

Nero Burning ROM is only available for Microsoft Windows. A Linux-compatible version was available from 2005 to 2012, but it has since been discontinued.[3] In newer versions, media can be added to compilations via the Nero MediaBrowser. Nero AirBurn, a new feature in Nero 2015, enables users to burn media straight from their mobile devices.[4]

The software supports the creation of a variety of media formats:[5]

Additional functions include:

  • Printing on discs with LightScribe and LabelFlash technology
  • Erasing rewritable discs
  • Copying audio CD tracks in a choice of audio formats onto a hard disk drive
  • Converting audio files to other audio file formats
  • Connection to the online music database Gracenote

Image format support[edit]

Nero Burning ROM works with a number of optical disc image formats, including the raw uncompressed image using the ISO9660 standard and Nero's proprietary NRG file format. Depending on the version, additional image formats may be supported. To use non-natively supported formats such as lossless FLAC, Wavpack, and Shorten, additional program modules must be installed. The modules are also known as plug-ins and codecs and are usually free, although Nero AG sells some proprietary video and audio plug-ins. Standard CD images created by Nero products have the filename extension .NRG, but users can also create and burn normal ISO images.

Varieties[edit]

Nero Burning ROM is integrated in the Nero Multimedia Suite and is also available as a downloadable standalone product. It is also a part of Nero Essentials – a slimmed-down version of Nero Multimedia Suite – that comes bundled with OEM computers and optical disc writers.[6]

Version history[edit]

Nero Burning ROM[edit]

Version Number Nero Application Release Date Notes
Nero Burning ROM 1
1.0 1997 First release of version 1.
1.0 1997 Last release of version 1.
Nero Burning ROM 2[7]
2.0.0.0 1997 First release of version 2.
2.0.1.5 1997 Last release of version 2.
Nero Burning ROM 3[8]
3.0.0.0 1997 First release of version 3.
3.0.7.1 1998 Last release of version 3.
Nero Burning ROM 4[7]
4.0.0.2 1999 First release of version 4.
CD-ROM UDF and UDF/ISO (Bridge) support added. Nero Cover Editor.
4.0.3.0 1999 Last version for Windows 3.x (requires Win32s).
4.0.9.1 20 March 2000 Last release of version 4.
New features include twin VQ Encoding/Decoding, audio echo filter, and audio drag & drop implemented for Windows 2000.
Nero Burning ROM 5[7]
5.0.0.3 2000 First release of version 5.
5.5 30 April 2001 Major update. New features included Nero Wave Editor, Advanced Nero Cover Designer, Nero MPEG1 Video Encoder, VCD/SVCD Menu Creation, Audio Plug-In Interface, Embedded Nero API (Application Program Interface), Nero Toolkit.
5.5.4.0 25 August 2001 First version to support DVD burning.[9]
5.5.9.0 4 July 2002 The first version with codec plug-in support (for example, writing FLAC, WavPack, MP4 etc. files to Audio CDs), Windows XP Support.
5.5.10.56 2 March 2004 Last release of version 5.[10] Last version for Windows 95A.[11] Nero 6 requires Windows 95B/98 or later.[12]
Nero Burning ROM 6
6.0.0.9 25 July 2003 First release of version 6.
Early versions of Nero version 6 would burn only data DVDs using the ISO 9660 file system. Though DVD drives seemed to have no difficulty reading single-layer discs, compatibility with dual-layer discs was problematic.
6.3.1.25 18 June 2004 Last version for Windows NT 4.0.[13]
6.6.0.8 17 February 2005 Added LightScribe support.
6.6.1.15c 31 July 2007 Last release of version 6.
Nero Burning ROM 7[14]
7.0.1.2 31 October 2005 First release of version 7.
For unknown reasons, Nero 7 Ultra Edition Enhanced for North America has no LabelFlash or DiscT@2 support as Nero 7 Premium for Europe does.
7.2.7.0 28 August 2006 Last version for Windows 95B[citation needed]/98/ME.
7.5.1.1 18 September 2006 Introduced support for LightScribe and writing data on Blu-ray Disc writer drive.
7.5.7.0 16 October 2006 Designed to run on Windows Vista.
7.7.5.1 18 January 2007 Officially certified for Windows Vista.
Fixed all prior reported flaws, updated Booktype support, and added further options for high definition discs.
7.8.5.0 20 March 2007 Bugfix release.
7.10.1.1 4 July 2007 Bugfix release.
7.11.10.0b 21 January 2010 Bugfix release.
7.11.10.0c March 11, 2010 Windows 7 compatibility update. Last release of version 7.
Nero Burning ROM 8
8.1.1.0 1 October 2007 First release of version 8.
8.2.8.0 19 December 2007 Added support for DualLayer DVD-RW media including layer jump junction.
8.3.2.1 12 March 2008 Minor bug fixes. Improved playback compatibility for Blu-ray.[15]
8.3.6.0 14 July 2008 Minor bug fixes. NeroShowTime gained support for DXVA 2.0 and ATI UVD.
8.3.13.0 17 December 2008
8.3.13.0a 11 January 2010 Prior release of version 8.
8.3.20.0 15 March 2010[16] Last release of version 8. Last version for Windows 2000.
Nero Burning ROM 9
9.0.9.4b [17] 29 September 2008 First release of version 9. First release to support Windows 7.
9.0.9.4c [18] 16 October 2008
9.2.6.0 [19] 17 December 2008
9.4.13.2 [20] 2 June 2009
9.4.13.2b [21] 29 June 2009
9.4.13.2d [22] 28 August 2009
9.4.26.0 [23] 9 October 2009
9.4.26.0b [24] 24 March 2010
9.4.44.0b [25] 3 March 2011 Last release of version 9.
Nero Burning ROM 10
10.0.13100 [26] 12 April 2010 First retail release of version 10
10.6.11300 [27] Latest update available in official website. Last release of version 10.
Nero Burning ROM 11
11.0.10700 First online release of version 11. First release to support the following BDXL media: BD-R TL, BD-RE TL, BD-R QL, and BD-RE QL.[citation needed]
11.0.12200
11.0.10500 14 December 2011
11.2.10300 Last release of version 11.
Nero Burning ROM 12
12.0.00300 [28] 24 Sep 2012 Official support for Windows 8.[29]
12.0.00800 [30] 03 Dec 2012
12.5.00900 [31] 04 Mar 2013
12.5.01300 [32] 01 Jul 2013
Nero Burning ROM 2014
15.0.02100 [33] 27 Sep 2013
15.0.02700 [34] 21 Oct 2013
15.0.03600 [35] 27 Nov 2013
15.0.03900 [36] 13 Jan 2014
15.0.04200 [37] 07 Feb 2014
15.0.04600 [38] 11 Mar 2014
15.0.05300 [39] 17 Jun 2014
Nero Burning ROM 2015
16.0.01300 [40] 17 Sep 2014
16.0.02000 [41] 27 Jan 2015
16.0.02700 [42] 06 May 2015

Note: Although Nero AG appears to no longer maintain a history of older versions on their website, release notes are archived by several third-party sites.[7][8][43][44]

Nero Linux[edit]

Version number Release date Notes
Nero Linux
1.0 12 March 2005[45] First release
Nero Linux 2
2.1.0.4b 21 February 2007 Last release of Nero Linux version 2
Nero Linux 3
3.0.0.0 24 May 2007 GTK+ 2 port, Unicode support, Blu-ray burning.
3.0.2.1 6 November 2007
3.1.1.0 13 February 2008 Based on NeroAPI version 7.20. Some command line arguments supported.
3.5 5 April 2008
3.5.2.3 22 December 2008
3.5.3.1 18 June 2009
Nero Linux 4
4.0.0.0 17 September 2009[46] Current Linux release.
4.0.0.0b 22 December 2010[47] Latest Linux update

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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