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Main Features

  • Convert from and to a wide array of media formats
  • Organize your content with facial recognition
  • Edit video with transitions, effects, and titles
  • Tag videos and photos with places
  • Burn projects to DVD and Blu-ray discs
  • Add apps, tools, and creative packs to extend functionality
  • Stream videos to Android and iOS devices

Software Overview

Screenshot of Nero 2018
Screenshot of Nero 2018

Nero is a suite of applications used to organize, play, edit, convert, rip, burn, backup, and rescue different media. The suite is available in a Standard version, which includes the Video, Burning ROM, MediaHome, and Recode programs. It is also available in a Platinum version, which includes the Video, Burning ROM, MediaHome, Recode, BackItUp, and Music Recorder programs.

When you launch Nero you are greeted with a start screen that lays out the available programs in four sections. You can choose the application to open based on whether you want to manage & play, edit & convert, rip & burn, or back up & rescue your media files.

Nero provides a variety of features that help you organize your media content. The application automatically creates keyword tags for Windows Explorer folder and subfolder names, which lets you find files quicker. Nero supports face recognition, which allows you to organize photos based on a person’s face. The multimedia suite lets you create image and video presentations with express or advanced editing features, such as effects, transitions, titles, and movie theme templates.

Once completed, you can burn your projects to DVDs, CDs, and Blu-ray discs with Nero’s advanced disc burning engine. You can also create and buy photo albums for a physical presentation of your photos. Nero can convert from and to a wide array of video formats, such as DVD video, AVCHD, and online videos. The application gives you one-click disc to device that makes it quick and easy to get content to your mobile device or cloud storage. The program also provides Nero Play to TV, which streams slideshows and videos to your TV.

Along with the provided editing, converting, and burning tools, Nero supports add-ons that extend the functionality of the suite. You can download free tools or purchase apps and creative packs. Some free tools include a jewel case cover designer, an audio recorder and editor with filtering methods, and an audio mixer that lets you digitize your analog music collection. Apps and creative packs that can be purchased include a Blu-ray player app and video or slideshow themes.

Nero is a useful multimedia utility. You can perform quick or advanced edits, organize your media, burn Blu-ray discs, and conveniently play your content on your TV or mobile device. These capabilities and more make Nero a quality option for your multimedia creation, editing, burning, and sharing needs.

Primary File Type

nrg icon.NRGNero CD/DVD Image File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.NRGNero CD/DVD Image File
.AAAudible Audio Book File
.AACAdvanced Audio Coding File
.AC3Audio Codec 3 File
.AIFAudio Interchange File Format
.AVSAviSynth Script
.BMPBitmap Image
.BPKNero SecurDisc Public Key File
.BSFBlu-ray AVC Video
.BSKNero SecurDisc Private Key File
.CUECue Sheet File
.DATVCD Video File
.DIBDevice-Independent Bitmap Image
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.ICOIcon File
.ISODisc Image File
.LJPLossless JPEG Image
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio
.MP4MPEG-4 Video
.NCDNero CoverDesigner File
.NCONero BackItUp File
.NCTNero CoverDesigner Template
.NCWNero CoverDesigner Wizard File
.NDSNero DiscSpan Compilation File
.NNNero CD File List
.NRANero Audio Compilation
.NRBNero CD-ROM Boot Compilation
.NRDNero DVD-Video Compilation File
.NRGNero CD/DVD Image File
.NRINero ISO CD Compilation File
.NRMNero Mixed Mode CD Compilation
.NRUNero UDF CD-ROM Compilation
.NVCNeroVision Express Project File
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio
.OGMOgg Media File
.PCXPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PPMPortable Pixmap Image
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.TODJVC Everio Video Capture File
.TRPHD Video Transport Stream
.VQFTwinVQ Audio File
.WMAWindows Media Audio
.WMFWindows Metafile
.WMVWindows Media Video
.WPKNero Wave Editor File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AIFFAudio Interchange File Format
.CDTCD-Text File
.IFODVD-Video Disc Information File
.IMADisk Image
.JRZPSP Game Data File
.KMVMobile DJ Video File
.MKVMatroska Video
.MODCamcorder Recorded Video File
.MP2MPEG Layer II Compressed Audio File
.OGAOgg Vorbis Audio File
.TIFTagged Image File
.UDFUniversal Disk Format File
.VQFTwinVQ Audio File
.WTVWindows Recorded TV Show File
Updated 3/28/2019