System Requirements

Minimum system requirements for Nero 2015 Classic

  • Windows® XP SP3 (32 bit), Windows Vista® SP2 or later (32/64 bit), Windows® 7 SP1 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate (32/64 bit), Windows® 8 (32/64 bit), Windows® 8.1 (32/64 bit)
  • 2 GHz AMD or Intel® processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 5 GB hard drive space for a typical installation of all components (including templates, content and temporary disk space)
  • Microsoft® DirectX®  9.0 compliant graphics card
  • DVD disc drive for installation and playback
  • CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc recordable or rewritable drive for burning
  • Windows Media® Player 9 or higher
  • Third party components such as Microsoft Windows® Installer 4.5, Microsoft .NET® 4, Microsoft® DirectX® or Adobe Flash are shipped with the product or automated download if not included in the package
  • For some services an Internet connection is required
  • Internet connection may be required to verify the serial number during usage of certain features. Internet connection charges are the user's responsibility
  • Streaming functions may require an online update
  • For further requirements please check
  • Nero Mobile Apps: Android 4.0 and higher, iOS 6.0 and higher 


  • On 64 bit operating systems, applications run in 32 bit emulation mode
  • The devices must be correctly installed and recognized by the operating system for the product to work properly
  • Installation of the latest WHQL certified device drivers is strongly recommended
  • Setting up of media access server capability requires an PC connected to a local network

Special minimum requirements for Video Editing and Authoring

  • OHCI compliant FireWire® controller (IEEE® 1394) for DV or HDV™ capturing
  • TV tuner or video capture card for analog and digital video recording
  • Up to 50 GB hard drive space for disk images and temporary files

Special minimum requirements for working with HD Video Content

  • Intel® or AMD dual core processor with at least 2 GHz
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • For support of NVIDIA® CUDA™, AMD App Acceleration or Intel® Quick Sync Video technologies a capable graphics card with a minimum of 256 MB video memory is required.

Special minimum requirements for Online Video Download

  • Internet Explorer 8 or later

Special minimum requirements for LightScribe or Labelflash™

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

Supported Media for Burning

  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD±R
  • DVD±RW
  • DVD±R DL
  • BD-R
  • BD-RE
  • BD-R DL
  • BD-RE DL
  • BD-R TL (BDXL)
  • BD-R QL (BDXL)

Supported Disc Formats

  • Data CD (ISO, UDF, ISO/UDF)
  • Data DVD (ISO, UDF, ISO/UDF)
  • Blu-ray data disc (ISO, UDF)
  • SecurDisc CD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc
  • Nero DiscSpan (UDF)
  • Audio CD
  • Mixed Mode CD
  • Nero Image (NRG)
  • CUE-Image – Import only
  • ISO Image
  • Video CD
  • Super Video CD
  • DVD-Video
  • DVD+VR – Import only
  • DVD-VFR – Import only
  • DVD-VR – Import only
  • AVCHD™ video
  • BDMV video
  • BDAV – Import only

Supported Audio Formats and Codecs

  • Advanced Audio Coding elementary stream (AAC) – not ripping
  • MPEG High-Definition AAC (HD-AAC)
  • Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3 (MP3 / mp3PRO / mp3HD )
  • MPEG-4 Audio (MP4, M4A)
  • MPEG Audio (MP2, MP2A, MPA, MPA2, M2A)
  • Dolby® Digital (AC3)
  • Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF, AIF)
  • Compact Disc Digital Audio (CDA) – not encoding
  • Ogg Vorbis (OGG, OGM, OGA)
  • PCM WAV file, ADPCM Wav file (WAV, WAVE)
  • Windows Media™ Audio (WMA)
  • Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC)
  • Monkey’s audio (APE)
  • Matroska audio (MKA)

Supported Video Formats and Codecs

  • Advanced Streaming Format (ASF)
  • Audio Video Interleave (AVI, NVAVI)
  • Digital Video (DV, DVSD)
  • QuickTime® Movie (MOV)
  • DVD Video Object (VOB)
  • MPEG Video (MPG, MPEG, MPE, M1V, M2P, M2V, MOD, MP2V)
  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream Files (M2TS, M2T, MTS, TS, TOD, TRP)
  • MPEG-4 Video (MP4, DIVX)
  • MPEG-4 AVC/H264
  • Windows Media™ Video (WMV)
  • Flash Video (FLV)
  • Matroska Video (MKV)
  • Microsoft Vista TV Recording (DVR-MS)
  • Video CD Movie (DAT)
  • AVC Blu-ray Disc Video Format (BSF)
  • Third Generation Partnership Project Movie (3GP)
  • DVD Movie Info (IFO)
  • Motion JPEG Video (MJPEG)
  • MicroMV Video (MMV)
  • Windows 7 Media Center TV Format (WTV)

Supported Image Formats

  • Bitmap (BMP)
  • Device Independent Bitmaps (DIB)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
  • Icon Image File (ICO)
  • JPEG File Interchange Format (JFIF)
  • Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG, JPG, JPE)
  • Picture Exchange (PCX)
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • Portable Pixel Map (PPM)
  • Targa Image File (TGA)
  • Tagged Image File Format (TIFF, TIF)
  • Windows Metafile Format (WMF)
  • Portable Bitmap (PBM)

Supported formats for Playlists

  • Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3 Uniform Resource Locator/MP3 URL (M3U)
  • Moving Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3 Uniform Resource Locator/MP3 URL + UTF-8 (M3U8)
  • Playlists File Format (PLS)
  • Windows Media Player Playlists (WPL)
  • iTunes Playlists

Nero Recode Supported Devices and Formats 
(based on ESD Sept. 2014)

Supported Device Profiles Tablets:

  • Apple iPad 
  • Apple iPad with Retina Display
  • Apple iPad Mini
  • Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display
  • Apple iPad Air
  • Android Tablet
  • Huawei MediaPad M1
  • Huawei MediaPad X1
  • Kindle Fire
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Kindle Fire HDX
  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
  • Nexus 7
  • Nexus 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S
  • Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
  • Windows 8 Tablet
  • Windows 8 Pro Tablet

Supported Device Profiles Phones:

  • Apple iPhone 3G(S)
  • Apple iPhone 4(S)
  • Apple iPhone 5
  • Apple iPhone 6
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung Galaxy Note (2/3)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • HTC Droid
  • HTC Desire 816
  • HTC One
  • HTC One M8
  • Huawei Ascend G6
  • Huawei Ascend P6
  • Huawei Ascend P7
  • LG G Pro 2
  • LG G3
  • Moto X
  • Moto X+1
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Sony Xperia M2
  • Sony Xperia Z2
  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • ZTE Grand Memo 2
  • Android Phone
  • Windows 8 Phone

Supported Gaming/Entertainment Devices:

  • Playstation 3
  • Playstation 4
  • Playstation Portable
  • Playstation Vita
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One
  • TV

Supported iPod Players:

  • Apple iPod classic
  • Apple iPod touch 2G/3G
  • Apple iPod touch 4G
  • Apple iPod touch 5G

Supported File/Container Import Formats*

3gp, asf, avi, divx, f4a, f4b, f4p, f4v, flv, m2ts, m2t, mts, ts, mkv, mov, mp4, mpe, mpg, mpeg, vob, m4v, tod, trp, wmv, mod, mpv2, nd, nvavi, ogm, dvr-ms, dv, ogv, ogg, mmv, dat, ifo, m1v, m2p, m2t, m2v, mmv

Mp3, wav, wave, wma, flac, aiff, aif, amr, m4a, ape, oga, mp2, ac3, mka, ogg, mp4, mpe

Supported File/Container Export Formats

3gp, avi, flv, mkv, mpeg-2m mpeg-4, wmv

Aiff, ape, flac, hd-aac, mp3, mp3-hd, mpeg-4, ogg vorbis, wave, wma

*Note that in rare cases file support may not work due to used codec, bitrate, or frame rate