Product FAQs

Have questions about Nero 9? Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Nero 9 is the easy-to-use yet powerful multimedia suite that gives you the freedom to create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share, and upload online. Whether it’s music, videos, photos, or data, you can share and enjoy with family and friends anytime, anywhere. Using the intuitive Nero StartSmart command center, your digital life has never been more flexible, feasible, and fun.

Nero StartSmart 9 is the easy central access and task manager for all functionality in Nero 9. With Nero StartSmart 9, all the powerful features of Nero 9 are at your fingertips, making it easier than ever to complete your digital tasks.

Nero 9 comes loaded with Windows® 7 Desktop Gadget: Nero DiscCopy Gadget, for copying a disc of any format with just one click. Moreover Nero 9 takes advantage of the new operating system refinements that simplify everyday tasks, such as, Aero Shake, Aero Peek, Preview and Pin.

Yes. Nero regularly provides updates to Nero 9, available for free after initial purchase, that provides you with the latest cutting-edge features to enhance your digital life.

Yes. With Nero 9, you can capture video directly from your camcorder onto a Blu-ray Disc (in BD-AV format). If your source video is High Definition, then it will remain in High Definition format after you convert. Nero 9 will also upscale your standard definition video into High Definition for playback on Blu-ray Disc device such as the PlayStation® 3.

Yes. Nero 9 allows you to easily edit your photos using professional tools. For example, you can change the brightness, remove red eye, resize, and much more, all a quick and easy-to-use interface in Nero 9.

Yes. With Nero 9, you can create DVDs out of your own home videos. With new and exciting 3D menu templates, you can even give them a professional looking finish when enjoying on your DVD player. You can also edit your videos by cutting out scenes, merging, dubbing, and more, and then burn them onto a CD or DVD.

Yes. QuickTime videos can be played and edited with Nero 9

Yes. With Nero 9, you can import, author, and edit your AVCHD video, allowing you to customize your home videos as you wish. A great thing about Ner9 is that it gives you Smart Encoding for AVCHD saving you a big chunk of time when outputting your project to AVCHD Disc or BD-AV.

Yes. With Nero 9, you can share and enjoy your videos and photos with integrated, quick upload to My Nero and other online communities through Nero Vision.*

Yes. Nero 9 lets you convert videos for both your iPod® and PSP™, and other compatible devices, so that you can enjoy your videos whether you are at home or on the go.

Yes, of course. Your VHS, S-HVS, Video 8 or Hi-8 tapes can be transferred to your PC using Nero 9. For this you need a proper video capture card that fits to the output signal of your camcorder or VCR. Once connected to the PC and properly setup as put down in the hardware manual Nero 9 gives you easy and efficient capture and editing tools. You can even use the automatic scene detection to have your clips cut into sequences as you recorded them.

Yes. With Nero 9 and the proper hardware, you can convert your vinyl LPs or analogue music tapes into digital format like MP3 or Audio CD so you can enjoy them anywhere. An easy to use 4 step wizard leads you through the process and makes sure you get great results. Nero 9 can also help you improve the quality of your converted LPs with features that let you reduce background noise, crackling, and more.

Yes. Nero 9 helps you with complete track information of tracks with missing data so you can sort your music into customized playlists, such as by genre, artist, etc., making it easier for you to enjoy your music.

Yes. Nero 9 has direct burning capabilities for Audible® audio books, making it the easiest way to enjoy your books on the go.

Yes. With Nero 9, you can burn your data to any disc format, whether it is CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc.

Yes. Nero 9 lets you recover files from damaged or partially unreadable media and to restore accidentally-deleted files from a complete range of supported media types. Nero Rescue Agent contains a wide level of support for major file systems on optical drives, USB storage devices, memory cards, hard drives, floppies. Basically there is almost no medium that Rescue Agent can’t recover

Yes. With integrated SecurDisc technology, you can protect your confidential data from unauthorized access with a number of features. For more information about SecurDisc, please visit

Yes. Scheduling backups is easy with Nero 9. Using a simple wizard interface, Nero 9 will lead you through the entire scheduling process, where you can choose specific times for backups to occur and where they should be saved. Extremely easy to use Auto Backup is now integrated right into the central task manager Nero StartSmart.

Yes, Nero 9 supports importing PowerPoint® presentations for conversion to DVD-Video or BD format (must have Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2003 or 2007 installed). This feature provides a convenient alternative to show PowerPoint® presentations from DVD or BD players attached to a TV.

Yes, Nero 9 supports archiving HD movies in highest quality AVCHD format (up to 24Mbit/sec), including the full AVCHD menu format to HDD including: USB stick, flash memory card, SD Card and Sony Memory Stick®, even without the use of an optical recorder.

* Sharing content on My Nero, YouTube™, MySpace™, and other online communities is subject to availability