Nero 7 Lite
Nero 7 Lite is a burning software suite that includes part of the features seen in the full version of the product (and it takes up minimum space on the hard-drive). So, if you feel cluttered by all the features and extensions that Nero usually installs, then this version is a handy alternative.
Hassle-free setup and easy-to-environment
Installing Nero 7 Lite is simple and quick, as it does not offer to download any third-party options, and completing it brings you to a pretty clean and simple-to-handle interface.
The latter comprises all main options at the top of the main window and its lite approach guarantees that even people with little or no previous experience with this kind of software can work with it.
Editing photos and the available audio plugins
Nero 7 Lite comes with VideoCD support and MauSau audio plugins, Express, CoverDesigner, WaveEditor and Toolkit - the basic ingredients for your disk burning experience.
Nero CoverDesigner allows you to create a design for the cover of a CD or DVD. It sports plenty of functions, including the possibility of importing graphics by using a scanner, defining graphics as background images, adding text, fields or special effects, and finally printing the resulted design.
Benchmark drives and edit songs
With Nero WaveEditor you can record and edit audio samples that are found in WAV format. It offers special effects such as chorus, delay, or reverb, as well as specialized tools like stereo processor, noise gate, and equalizer.
Nero Toolkit contains some tools which enable you to perform a benchmark operation on your DVD and CD drives (Nero CD-DVD Speed 4), set the read speed of all processed discs and bring up detailed information about the drives, discs and software.
A final evaluation
The system’s performance is sometimes burdened, yet only during intense burning processes. All jobs are completed in a fair amount of time, without popping up errors, hanging or freezing, while the interface you come across is suitable to all user categories.
All in all, Nero 7 Lite is an efficient piece of software, dedicated mostly to beginners or people who are interested in a simple disc burning program, free of multiple and clutter-generating options.