Nero's Nero 12 Platinum Multimedia Suite for Windows (Download) is a multi-featured all-in-one software suite for ripping, converting, creatively enhancing, managing, and burning video, audio, and photo content. The different functions of the suite are all accessible from one location and switchable between seamlessly. The user interface is friendly, pleasant on the eyes, and simple to navigate.
You can rip the content off of Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs and convert it to different formats for compatibility across different devices. You can also download videos from online video sites like YouTube and convert them into different formats. Stream your converted files -- music playlists, movies, photo albums, and other media -- to portable devices, like smartphones and tablets, and to devices in the home, like game consoles, streaming-enabled TVs, and other DLNA- or UPnP-supported devices. You'll be able to sync up your devices and create profiles for them, and then just drag-and-drop files into a desired profile for an automatic conversion and transfer workflow. Nero 12 Platinum will detect the format that needs to be converted to and will at once begin the conversion.
You can also get creative with content, whether ripped or your own home videos. Hundreds of editing functions let you cut out segments, piece them together, and add effects, transitions, titles, background music, graphics, and disc menus. Once you've got all your edits and effects in place, you can burn the project to a disc, as long as your PC has the appropriate disc writer, such as a DVD-R. An automatic DiscSpan SmartFit feature will let you spread large files across multiple Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs and will even let you combine disc types. You can also create effects-packed video and photo slideshows with background music. A Slideshow feature will intuitively guide you through the process, beginning with selecting from a variety of theme templates. Some of the templates include animated intros and outros, automatic transitions, and tailored soundtracks. When done creating a slideshow, you can efficiently upload it to the Web.
Nero 12 Platinum also helps you efficiently back up your content to external drives. It supports USB 3.0 storage drives and hard disc drives larger than 2TB. Automatic back-up schedules will help you keep important data, such as photos and financial records, backed up and secure. Nero 12 Platinum supports HD and SD formats, and it features its own media player that supports most all video and audio files.
Nero 12 Platinum is compatible with 8, 7, Vista, and XP. It supports CUDA, AMD, and Intel Quick Sync acceleration, and it is enhanced with hardware accelerated video encoding and other performance improvements over previous versions. Once you're in the program, you'll be able to download many useful Nero tools for free. These include Nero CoverDesigner, Nero SoundTrax, and Nero WaveEditor.