Nero has released version 12 of their famous multi-media package. The software that once started as a burning application now contains a whole lot more functionality. From converting, editing and playing videos and music, to burning nearly every optical disc format, Nero supports it all.
While the increased functionality will make sure you get more ‘bang for the buck’, this has also been a target for criticism, the software would be too bloated and many would have loved a separate burning application.
Nero 12 is mainly built on previous versions and seems to mainly add converting, editing and sharing features, as according to Nero’s product officer Martin Stein states, ‘what’s been missing is an easy way to convert, customize and connect your content for all your different devices. Nero 12 fills that void’. Here is a change-log of the latest version:
1. Rip DVDs, Blu-ray Discs and AVHCD videos containing your personal content, as well as videos from online sources
2. Import video from AVCHD camcorders, DSLR cameras, smartphones or other capture devices
3. Convert video for optimal playback on an XBOX 360, PS3/PS Vita, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or smartphone, Kindle Fire, and many other devices
4. Edit videos and apply new slow and fast motion effects, video stabilization effects1 and incredible vintage film effects and retro film themes
5. Create professional-looking Blu-ray Discs and DVD-Video discs, complete with menus, chapters and customizable themes
6. Manage videos, photos and music in one centralized media library
7. Stream movies, photos and music from the media library to streaming-enabled HDTVs, game consoles and mobile devices
8. Play videos from Blu-ray Discs1, DVDs and virtually any video file format on a PC or laptop
9. Nero 12 is ready for Windows 8, as well as legacy versions of the OS going back to Windows XP.
Nero 12 Platinum has all of the above, plus:
1. Play all your Blu-ray Discs
2. Rip Blu-ray Disc to virtually any video file format*
3. Stabilize shaky videos from smartphone and handheld cameras
4. Hundreds more video effects and retro movie theme templates