Pros Nothing at all
Cons Doesn't install
Doesn't run as advertised
Abysmal and arrogant customer support
Summary They must be kidding releasing this software. It is rubbish. The install routine takes more than an hour and bombs out for 80% of users. If you can get it to install you are one of the lucky few but still some parts of the suite don't even run. This is npt an enhancment on previous versions. Some things that were in version 7 and 8 have been removed and are now "plugins" which cost you extra.
Take a look at Nero's own support forums. It is filled with disgruntled users all suffering from major issues.
If you ask for support from Nero you WILL NOT get any replies or help.
I asked for my money back (the retail outlet supposedly has a 14 day return policy) but they refused and sent an arrogant email back.
The only reason this software gets a half-star rating from me is because i can't give it -5 stars. It's that bad.
Pros Nero in general has a lot of capabilities, and this is the same.
Cons This is even buggier than usual for Nero, nearly impossible to install. Worst of all is the non-existent technical support. It costs a lot, but you won't get anything for your trouble. Apparently once they have your money they have no use for you.
Summary Wait until you see some reviews for a Nero product that sound like they have changed their ways.
Pros Well I had some money I was dying to waste on something and this was the perfect waste of money I wasn't looking for.
Cons It does not load usually, When it does load it doesnt work. Bugs out normally towards the last 10-20 minutes of a DVD burn and wreaks your disk... great...
Summary This sux, It must be the worst piece of software I have ever been so unlucky to download, that includes spyware as well. It is full of bugs, slow and really just doesn't work at all... I am running an XP machine
Pros The product itself seemed alright, although I unistalled it before I had the chance to play with it much.
Cons WON'T WORK WITH WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER 11!!!!!! I had to pick which one I wanted more and unfortunately WMP won out and I uninstalled this expensive piece of (%*$@) software I just bought so I could use Windows Media Player.
Summary Bottom line? Microsoft sucks but Ahead really needs to make sure their software is compatible with the software that comes packaged on all new PC's!
Pros Absolutely nothing
Cons I have lost days of my life trying to install this software on my Dell Inspiron M1710 dual core Intel T7400 @ 2.16 GHz, 4 Gb RAM, Windows Vista 32-bit Business (fully patched) and Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 - disabled during install.
Summary Don't buy it - spend your time with your partner, children, or dogs instead.
I'm an IT consultant with 34 years experience of computers and I've struggled to install and use this software.