Nero Burning ROM is a comprehensive CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc burning application.

Creating audio and data discs with the program is a matter of drag and drop simplicity. You're able to build video discs from video folders (if you're looking to build these from video files then you'll need Nero Vision Xtra). And you can also copy discs, erase rewriteable discs or work with disk images (.NRG, .CUE, .ISO and .IMG formats are supported) in a couple of clicks.

That's just the start, though. Nero Burning ROM also includes SecurDisc 2.0 technology, which can be used on any disc burner, and any disc type - CD, DVD or Blu-ray. This automatically adds error recovery information to your discs, so if they become damaged or corrupted in years to come then you may be able to recover the contents. SecurDisc also supports password and copy protection, an integrity check that alerts you to impending disc failure, and more.

A useful new DiscSpan project type makes it easy to archive data across multiple discs. If you're backing up your music collection, say, there's no longer any need to manually arrange the files into single disc-sized groups. Just create a DiscSpan project, drag and drop all the files and folders you'd like to archive, and the program will organise them itself to use the minimum number of discs.

There's also a new AVCHD project type, that archives your high definition footage without spending hours transcoding it. And enhanced Windows support included a new right-click "Burn with Nero" entry, useful Windows 7 jump list options, and more.

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Always a powerful yet easy to use disc burning tool, Nero Burning ROM is now even better. Additions like DiscSpan will save you time, and if SecurDisc 2.0 helps you recover just one archive disc then that could be worth the purchase price on its own