Special pricing starts at just US $29.99

Big Upgrade, Big Offer!

Stay up to date – Upgrade to Nero 2014 Platinum

  • Burn high quality, reliable and secure discs
  • 1-click Nero Disc to Device conversion
  • New high quality video enhancement tools
  • Optimized encoding performance

Nero 9 Update



Nero 9 Update Disc

Nero 9 Update Disc

Slow Internet Connection?
The Update Disc brings you the latest Nero 9 update without the download and provides a hard copy for future re-installations.

US $17.99 1)2)


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 www.nero.com.

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: www.nero.com.

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 www.nero.com for more information.

Video/Audio Format Number of Clients Transcoding Minimum CPU Requirement
SD >1 no 1.2 GHz
HD (720p/1080i/Full) >1 no 1.6 GHz
SD 1 yes 2.0 GHz
SD 2-3 yes 3.0 GHz Hyper-Threading or
2.3 GHz Dual Core
SD >3 yes as much as available
HD (720p/1080i) 1 yes 2.6 GHz Dual Core
HD (720p/1080i) >1 yes as much as available
HD (Full) 1 yes as much as available


 Nero 9 - Update

Please note:
1) incl. VAT; VAT info and shipping rates can be found in the shopping cart.
2) For current Nero 9 users only. Update only. You must already own the full version of Nero 9.
3) By entering your email address you'll receive notification of available software updates and Nero News for the latest tips and tricks, special offers, and promotions.