Nero 8 Lite is a reduced package of the Nero 8 Suite that includes only a few components from the original full version. It includes the most popular CD/DVD processing utilities that Nero issues, thus offering a stripped down, but still usable pack for less pretentious users.
Nero 8 Lite intends to offer the same product value, while considerably reducing its features. This way, the application loads faster, and CDs/DVDs are burned at a higher speed rate.
The components that Nero 8 Lite encases are the following: Nero Burning Rom, Nero Express, Nero Cover Designer, Nero WaveEditor and Nero Toolkit (includes BurnRights, DiscSpeed, DriveSpeed and InfoTool). Any of these utilities can be unchecked during the installation process, which makes it possible to deploy only the ones you need.
Nero Burning Rom is, without a doubt, the most popular of all Nero products. It has become the industry standard for burning CDs and DVDs with data and media content. All of your CD/DVD related tasks can be achieved with this software, including menu design and encryption.
Disc covers can be created with Nero Cover Designer and audio files can be edited via WaveEditor. The BurnRights component allows users to burn CDs/DVDs without administrator rights and CD-ROM capabilities can be tested with the DiscSpeed or DriveSpeed applications. Nero InfoTool analyzes your system and displays information about installed drives and software.
Compared to the full version, CPU usage is considerably decreased, the interface loads faster at startup and during tasks, resulting in improved performance.
Nero 8 Lite performs just as well, if not better as its big brother, Nero 8. The basic set of features doesn’t make it any less valuable.