Nero 8 Now Available for Purchase/Download

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by madmatt, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    The new version of Nero is now available for purchase and/or download.

    http://www.nero.com/enu/nero8-introduction.html

    Hard to believe but it is just as bloated. You would think Nero would have made some changes to the install process to give you more control over what is and is not installed. You still have no say on whether or not Nero Scout is installed; and by default it is enabled. The service for Nero Scout is also enabled (it can easily be disabled but that's not the point). It seems portions of Nero Home are also installed regardless if you choose to install it or not.

    No clue what is new with the new version besides a new look SmartStart.

    A 15-day trial is available.
     
  2. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    So does this allow you to make an audio cd with MP3's and edit the tag information that is displayed on the vehicle information system do you think?

    WMP11 is not doing jack for me even with all the information present :(

    Cheers.
     
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Nero 8 supports CD TEXT, but so did Nero 7. Is that what you mean?
     
  4. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    After reading some of the reviews on Nero 8 I do not find anything really worth upgrading to 8 from 7.
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Nero 6 is still the best option.
     
  6. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    AZ, I haven't found of any reason to upgrade.

    j79, I knew you'd post =) and I agree.
     
  7. Tuffgong4

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    I didn't think 6 works with vista...that was my favorite version!!
     
  8. dreamliner77

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    *opinion*

    Ahead realized that there were many options in the freeware world that do what Nero did and that they had to add more to make it viable now. Now it's a complete suite of tools.

    That being said, I still use version 6.
     
  9. fitz

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    I've always preferred CDBurnerXP.. new version finally works with Vista! Includes HD-DVD and BluRay support as well.
     
  10. Bman

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    Can it do everything Nero can? I really am starting to hate the bulkness of Nero, but have not found anything that compares to it.
     
  11. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well, I'll continue my hijacking of this thread.. bman - did you visit the link that I included in my post to their site? They have a list of features spread around various portions of the site. Is there something in particular you're looking for Nero to do that other applications don't?
     
  12. Kush

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    umm kinda scary but that screenshot on the page reminds me of norton very much of a turn off electronically speaking
     
  13. Electronic Punk

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    So I did an "upgrade" which took 3 reboots and over an hour to complete then found my finely tuned custom installation had just been replaced with everything.

    And it still breaks Vista thumbnails.
     
  14. Bman

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    Not exactly, it's just I have grown a custom to knowing what Nero can do in case I need something it can do.
     
  15. madmatt

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    I didn't check thumbnails (I forgot about that).

    I had to reboot two times, but it kept my customized installation.
     
  16. sean.ferguson

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    I hate just how bloated Nero has become, however I find myself using it simply for Nero Vision. I have never found anything that can replace that one piece of software.

    I wont be upgrading to 8 however, if Ahead haven't even bothered to fix the thumbnail issue in Vista what exactly was the reasoning behind the new release?
     
  17. Bman

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    Arg, I don't know what 2 do now. I now really want to change, since I have hated the bloat of Nero, but just feel like I will be missing something if I leave it.....
     
  18. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Look for Nero Lite or Micro, I have micro, it is just like v6 but is v7. None of the useless crap just the burning program. Works on Vista. You still need a valid license for it, but it is stripped down.
     
  19. fitz

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    wait.. you complain about the bloat, but are afraid to leave it because Nero includes all this "extra" functionality.. what do you think is responsible for the bloat? ;)
     
  20. Johnny

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    I never thought I would say this, but; Roxio 10 makes nero 8 look and run like trailer trash ... I used to love nero, the bloatness of it drew me far away from it ..