System Requirements

The 4K Multimedia Suite No.1

6 strong applications turn your Windows PC
into a powerful workstation

US $49.95
US $129.95
Vertical Video
360° viewer

Nero 9 Update

Version Details

System Requirements Nero 9

General System Requirements Nero 9

  • ­A DVD-ROM drive is required for installation
  • ­Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Vista (no SP) and SP1, Windows Media Center 2005 SP2, Windows ® Server 2003
  • ­Microsoft® Windows Vista® x64 Edition (all applications besides InCD, and Nero DiscCopy Gadget work in the x86 emulator for 32-bit Windows® applications).
  • ­Windows® Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher
  • 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® III or equivalent AMD and Intel® processor (2 GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or equivalent AMD and Intel® processor for Windows Vista®), 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM for Windows Vista®)
  • ­1.5 GB hard drive space for a typical installation of all components
  • ­CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc recordable or rewritable drive for burning
  • ­DirectX® 9.0c revision 30 (August 2006) or higher
  • ­Up to 9 GB available hard drive space for DVD images and temporary DVD files
  • ­Graphics card with at least 32 MB video memory and minimum resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and 16-bit color settings. 24-bit or 32-bit true color is recommended
  • ­Installation of the latest WHQL certified device drivers is strongly recommended
  • ­Online connection required for Nero online services. DSL-1000 or faster is recommended for video services (or any other broadband Internet connection with equivalent performance).
  • Online connection required for registration − e.g.: activate full DVD, MPEG-2 functionality after 30-day trial period for free.
  • ­Online connection also required for online back up, product updates, Gracenote (TM) services, and other features (such as photo sharing).
  • Internet connection charges are the user's responsibility
  • ­The Microsoft .NET 3.0 runtime environment must be installed on the target system prior to the Nero product installation

Optional Requirements

  • ­16-bit Microsoft® Windows® compatible sound device and speakers (16 bit sound device required for Nero Wave Editor and Nero SoundTrax)
  • ­Installation of latest WHQL certified device drivers recommended
  • ­Blue laser reading/writing device for Blu-ray Disc support* (check special blue laser system requirements)
  • ­Up to 50 GB free hard drive space for Blu-ray Disc BD-R/support-nero9-system-requirementsRE dual layer disc images
  • ­SecurDisc compatible optical drive for SecurDisc features
  • ­OHCI compliant FireWire controller (IEEE 1394) for DV or HDV capturing

*Certain Blue Laser functionalities require purchase of an additional plug-in available at

Special Requirements for Home Entertainment

Nero Show Time

  • ­Optical drive with DVD capability to play DVD-Video
  • ­Optical disc drive with Blue-ray Disc support to play BD Video titles*(check special blue laser system requirements)
  • ­Graphics card with hardware overlay support.
  • ­16-bit Microsoft® Windows® compatible sound device and speakers

Special Requirements for video editing and authoring with Nero Vision

  • ­For TV recording, DVD-Video authoring, capturing and burning in real time 2 GHz CPU and 512 MB RAM
  • ­For analog or digital recording: TV tuner or video recording card
  • ­OHCI compliant FireWire® card (IEEE 1394) for DV capturing
  • ­For Smart 3D menus: DirectX® 9.0 compliant graphics card with 3D acceleration, 16 bit color, and a minimum of 64 MB video memory is required (32 bit, true color, 128 MB video RAM and support for Shader Model 3.0 is recommended)
  • ­For High Definition Capturing and Editing: HD capable video board, FireWire® controller conforming to OHCI (IEEE 1394) for HDV recording, 2,4GHz or faster processor (HT or dual core), 1 GB of RAM or more  

For a list of supported capture cards please see:

Special Requirements for LightScribe and Labelflash™

  • ­LightScribe compatible recorder and medium
  • ­LightScribe host software must be installed
  • ­Labelflash™ compatible recorder and medium

Special Requirements for working with high definition content with Nero Vision

  • ­Intel Pentium IV 2 GHz or equivalent AMD and Intel processors (faster recommended)
  • ­Blu-ray Disc drive with recording functionality for data, audio and video recording
  • ­Minimum of 512MB RAM
  • ­Windows XP SP2 or later; Windows 2003 server SP1 or later, Windows Media Center Edition 2005 SP 2
  • ­Windows Vista or later
  • ­Microsoft© Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
  • ­Microsoft© DirectX 9.0c (Oct 10th 2006) or later  

For playback of unprotected high definition content, like AVCHD, additionally

One of the following processors:

  • ­AMD Athlon 64 FX 2.6 GHz or faster
  • ­AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.2 GHz or faster
  • ­AMD Turion 64 X2 2 GHz or faster
  • ­Intel Core Duo 2 GHz or faster
  • ­Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 GHz or faster
  • ­Intel Pentium Extreme Edition 3.2 GHz or faster
  • ­Intel Pentium D 3.4 GHz or faster

1GB of RAM recommended

A graphics card with at least 256MB of video RAM based on one of the following:

  • ­nVidia GeForce 6600GT, 7600GT, 7800GTX512, 7900GS, 7900GT, 7900GX, 7900GTX, 7950GT, 7950GTX, 8500, 8600, 8800, 8400M, 8600M or newer
  • ­ATI X1600, X1650, X1800, X1900, X1950, Radeon HD series or newer

For playback of HDi interactive content on HD DVD-Video, the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 or higher must be installed prior to installing Nero.

For playback of protected high definition content (home recorded BD-AV or AVCREC discs), additionally:

  • ­ For 64bit systems, Windows Vista or later is required
  • ­ The installed Blu-ray Disc drive must support AACS
  • ­ One of the following graphics setups
  • ­ PCI-Express/onboard video card with built-in display (e.g. notebook or integrated PC)
  • ­ PCI-Express video card with DVI/HDMI and HDCP-support, Display/TV with HDMI input or HDCP-enabled DVI input
  • ­ PCI-Express video card with VGA output and VGA monitor (some discs may not play or play with reduced resolution on analog displays)
  • ­ PCI-Express video card with component/video output and support for CGMS-A and Macrovision, TV/projector (some discs may not play or play with reduced resolution on analog displays)
  • ­ Latest graphics drivers with COPP support (ATI Catalyst 8.1, NVIDIA ForceWare 169.21 (Windows XP), ForceWare 169.25 (Windows Vista) or newer recommended)


  • ­To determine whether a display or TV supports HDCP, please check its documentation
  • ­Some combinations of graphics cards, displays and discs may result in reduced resolution playback. Use of a HDCP-supporting card and display is recommended for best results
  • ­An Internet connection will be required to maintain playback capability for AACS-protected Blu-ray Disc

Please note that these are the minimum requirements for basic functionality. If you are interested in more advanced features like TV recording or real-time capturing the requirements may be higher. Please see our website for more information.

Video/Audio FormatNumber of ClientsTranscodingMinimum CPU Requirement
SD>1no1.2 GHz
HD (720p/1080i/Full)>1no1.6 GHz
SD1yes2.0 GHz
SD2-3yes3.0 GHz Hyper-Threading or
2.3 GHz Dual Core
SD>3yesas much as available
HD (720p/1080i)1yes2.6 GHz Dual Core
HD (720p/1080i)>1yesas much as available
HD (Full)1yesas much as available

Nero Platinum 2018 Suite

Nero Platinum 2018 Suite

US $129.95
US $49.95