Nero Burning ROM
One of the most well-known names when it comes to disc authoring is Nero, which made a name for itself with the popular burning solution. Still deemed as the touchstone in this area, Nero Burning ROM is in a process of continuous improvement and tries to remain on the cutting edge of technology by implementing innovations and consolidating its base features with each release.
The user-friendly interface has all the functions neatly organized so creating a new compilation and burning it onto a disc is a really simple job that any user should carry out with no issues whatsoever.
The support for optical discs now includes Blu-ray discs, DVDs and CDs, while the disc images can be saved onto portable storage devices, network or local drives. The security of the information you put on a disc is ensured by the SecurDisc technology integrated in Nero Burning ROM.
Split files and burn them to discs, context menu integration and a few other options
A neat feature that is bundled in this software package is the ability to burn large files onto several discs in one go. This means that items that surpass in dimension the capacity of the target media can be split into as many fragments as necessary then put each onto its own disc.
In order to ensure the users have instant access to Nero Burning ROM, its main functions are integrated automatically in Windows Explorer's context menu, a setting that can be modified from the 'Options' area at any time.
The speed and success rate of the burning processes still receive top marks, while the disc information or rewritable disc management features are also present in the toolkit. For advanced users, Nero Burning ROM makes available a set of options where the most prominent is the Disc-at-once CD over burning.
Performance and conclusion
CPU and memory usage varies from time to time, and therefore the system’s performance is sometimes affected, yet this only happens during intensive burning operations. Tasks are completed in a timely manner, and the interface is suitable to all user categories.
Overall, this application manages to gather the most important functions and, even if the package may be somewhat oversized, Nero Burning ROM attracts an impressive number of users.