Nero 7 Premium
Nero 7 Premium is a comprehensive disc burning and multimedia management solution. It comprises all the tools you would ever need to safely create all sorts of compilations and write them to discs, but also plenty of other utilities to help you do much more than that.
The installation process is often confusing, mostly due to the fact that Nero 7 Premium has so many tools comprised in a single package. You should take a few moments and choose the ones you need and discard the others that you deem unnecessary.
Some of the included utilities
Although it remains the same convenient tool to burn your data on CDs and DVDs, this version also includes a bunch of other utilities that extend the range of purposes the suite can be used for. Some of them, like WaveEditor, SoundTrax, Nero Vision and PhotoSnap are dedicated to multimedia while others, such as CoverDesigner, BackItUp or ImageDrive cover system-related tasks.
Sure, each of these is useful and efficient on its own way yet, paired with the burning software, it all becomes a bit too cluttered and complicated, and actually ends up assaulting the user with too much information which is not actually necessary with this type of product.
Burn data, video and audio files, and erase discs
The burning function however remains one of the most efficient, although a lot of users complain about errors received during the burning process. You should note, though, that some of the errors may be caused by faulty discs or optical drives.
It comes bundled with a folder structure to aid you in easily selecting your directories and files. Aside from data CDs, it is possible to create both audio and video CDs or DVDs, as well as erase discs.
It is difficult to name just a single great thing about Nero 7 Premium, yet if one is to be emphasized, it surely is the burning tool. It remains an undisputed leader in the segment but the ever-growing abundance of unnecessary tools included in the package may deter users from installing the full bundle.
The computer’s performance is sometimes affected, yet this is to be expected from this type of product. The response time is good, the interface is quite intuitive, and our tests did not reveal any errors, bugs or freezes.