One year after the release of Nero 8, Nero has made available for download the next iteration of the integrated digital media and home entertainment software suite. A trial version of Nero 9 is up for grabs for free (just 370 MB) as Nero announced the availability of the successor of version 8. Nero 9 introduces enhancements across the table, from the graphical user interface to high definition support to autobackup and data protection. According to the developer, Nero 9 is the direct result of intimately incorporating user input into the product.
"In developing Nero 9, we polled more than 3,000 of our worldwide customers to determine the functionality that they really wanted from the suite. This type of feedback has been invaluable to us over the last decade and has shown us that our consumers are increasingly living digital lives where the PC is the center of the home. They require cutting-edge multimedia capabilities which allow them to enjoy and share their content online and across devices with unparalleled ease of use," revealed Jürgen Kurz, senior vice president, Business Line PC and Consumer Electronics, Nero AG.
On the surface, Nero 9 sports an overhauled graphical user interface designed to streamline access to the basic functions of the solution from burning to ripping, to playback, and to backup. Under the hood, the suite brings capabilities including movie ad-removal (Ad Spotter), audio extraction (Music Grabber), high-quality live TV, automatic backup, etc.
Nero enumerated some of the highlights of Nero 9:
- Fast and easy rip, burn, Autobackup, and copy functions
- Backup files to CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs
- Create professional-looking DVD movies with integrated 3D menus
- Copy, burn, share, upload, and create music mixes like a DJ
- Convert music, photos, and DVDs to play on your iPod and other mobile devices
- Quick photo and video upload to My Nero, YouTube, and MySpace
- Watch, record, pause, and customize your live TV experience
- Play AVCHD and other HD formats
- When you buy Nero 9, you get Nero BackItUp 4 FREE!
Nero 9 trial version is available for download here.