A huge set of video-editing utilities that can burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs

A huge set of video-editing utilities that can burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs

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Program license: Trial version

Program by: Nero AG

Version: 2019-

Works under: Windows


Program license

(414 votes)

Trial version

Program by


Nero AG


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Nero Standard Suite is a multimedia editing and optical-disc creation package that includes four powerful programs. The centerpiece of the collection is Nero Burning ROM, a longtime favorite of many who like to create customized DVDs, CDs and Blu-ray Discs.

The other three Nero Standard components all aim at making it simple to manage and work with videos, music files, digital photos and other multimedia assets. While a Platinum version of the suite is also available, many users will find that Nero Standard suits their needs very well.

A Simple Drag-and-Drop Video Editor

With audio-focused compact discs having become nearly extinct, many members of Nero's target audience will be most interested in creating device-ready DVDs and BD-ROMs at home. Doing so requires supplying video files that comply with the standards behind those technologies.

Watching home movies on a widescreen television becomes a lot more enjoyable when the video is formatted appropriately, as well. As an especially important part of the Standard Suite, Nero Video aims to make it simple to get everything in order.

Beginners should find it simple enough to use Nero Video's graphical interface to edit footage however they want. While Nero Video does not boast the power of more expensive tools like Adobe Premiere Pro, it is quite capable in its own right.

Nero Video will be the starting point for many Standard Suite buyers who do not have a lot of editing experience. The software maker has done a good job of making it easy to learn and use without sacrificing much functionality.

A Straightforward Way to Rip and Convert Existing Discs

One common reason for burning optical discs today is to make backup copies of CDs, DVDs and BD-ROMs that are showing the signs of age. Nero Recode affords an especially simple way to do so that typically requires only a few clicks of the mouse.

Recode users can also convert individual digital files to new formats, a feature that opens up many possibilities. Old photos stored away on obsolete formats like Photo CD can even be batch processed to bring them up to modern standards.

Music fans who still prefer discs and files over streaming services like Spotify will find Nero Recode useful, as well. The program can quickly rip commercial compact discs or make large lossless music files far smaller.

Not everyone who buys and uses Nero Standard Suite will have any need for Recode. For those who do, it makes many common conversion and extraction tasks quite simple.

The Best-Known Disc Burning Tool of All

The undoubted star of Nero Standard Suite is the program that made a name for its creator in the first place. Back when optical discs were a lot more common, Nero Burning ROM was regarded by many as the most polished and powerful authoring app of all.

It remains a high-quality product in this respect and has only become easier to use since its heyday. Nowadays, for example, simply dragging files onto the Nero desktop icon is enough to get the process of burning a disc started.

Whether for backing up data to discs or creating a BD-ROM for a dedicated player, Nero Burning ROM includes every feature even the most demanding user could want. Plenty of businesses rely on the app with confidence despite its focus on satisfying the needs of consumers.

A Suite Many Will Enjoy Using

The final member of the Nero Standard Suite family aims to make managing multimedia files easier. Likely the least interesting component to many Standard Suite buyers, Nero MediaHome is nonetheless just as polished and capable as its stablemates.

Overall, Nero Standard Suite makes for a very well-rounded package. Priced quite reasonably given its scope and quality, it should be an easy purchase to justify for many who still like to create and use optical discs.


  • Four powerful programs in one package
  • Easy to use
  • Plenty of polish


  • Could be overkill for some users

Nero is a piece of multimedia software that can burn Blu-rays, DVDs, and CDs, and it features several advanced utilities that you wouldn't expect to find in a free media suite.

With Nero, you can burn full HD videos, audio, or data files to Blu-ray, CD, or DVD. Inside the Nero software, a single module called Nero Burning ROM handles disc-burning. Like all the other functions in the Nero software suite, this function is fast, reliable, and intuitive.

This software was once called Nero Multimedia Suite, but it has since shortened its name simply to Nero. It has the ability to make sure all your editing needs are met. You can use the software to make changes, touch-up photos, videos, and audio, and create burned discs all in one simple action.

Unlike other players that work with only video, or only audio, or only images, Nero is a multi-format system that plays TV shows, radio, slide shows, audio, video, and photos in a number of common and uncommon formats. As long as your system has the power to operate these functions, you'll have no problem using them to their full potential.

Nero BackItUp is another addition that makes Nero stand out from similar suites. With this handy tool, you can create backups of individual files or full physical discs. If you have any content that you feel is worth sharing with the world, you can use the software to upload videos and photos onto a number of online platforms, including MySpace, YouTube, and the dedicated Nero social page, My Nero. If you want to convert files so they can be used on your mobile device, the software can also handle that.

The design of the UI is quite modern, and it has been built with individual modules that you can reach from the home screen. The home screen gives access to each of the primary functions found in the software. The newest version is compatible with Windows 10, and it boosts the performance of many of the modules. The Nero Burning ROM is one of the modules that received a considerable update.

When Nero was first released, it was nothing more than a piece of software for burning DVDs and CDs, but it has grown into a full multimedia software set that produces premium results through a stable and powerful system. The software is ideal for amateurs and semi-professionals. One drawback is that the software installation takes some time, and it becomes so integrated into the computer that it uses a vast amount of resources. If your system has lots of RAM and an advanced CPU, you shouldn't have any issues. Supported formats include MKV, FLV, DVD, AVCHD, MPEG-4 AVC, and AVCREC.


  • Reliable Backup Function
  • Online Content Sharing
  • Intuitive Utility
  • Advanced Editing Functions
  • All-In-One Media App


  • Heavy System Integration
  • Various Slow Tools
  • Long Installation