Quite some time ago, Nero managed to leave behind that idea that it was only a program to record CDs and DVDs to now become one of the most complete multimedia suites out there. The truth is that at the end of the 90s’ and beginning of the 2000s’, this software was a synonym for burning optical discs, and we used it on a daily basis to record music CDs, save the movies we downloaded from the Internet or make copies of video games. But times have changed.
Now there are much more appropriate and comfortable supports to save, transport, and access information than a simple disc that will end up deteriorating or getting damaged. And neither do we consume multimedia contents like yesteryear. CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays have given way to external memory drivers and cloud storage, whilst downloading music, movies, series, and games has lost out to online services of the likes of Spotify, Netflix or Steam.
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But far from falling into disuse and oblivion, Nero has known how to reinvent itself. It has become one of the best multimedia packs for Windows with a Classic variant and a Platinum version that offer us loads of different functions to work on our multimedia files from the comfort of our desktop computer.
Nero 2020 Platinum: 7 tools in 1
The guys at Nero haven’t left anything to chance and that’s why they’ve included in their Platinum 2020 suite, up to 6 different tools with which we can work on almost any aspect of our videos, photos, and music:
- Nero Video: it’s the suite’s video editing tool with which we can modify any video, including those recorded on our phone, and create perfect movies and presentations, adding our own soundtrack and loads of effects.
- Nero MediaHome: through this function we can access all our online multimedia files stored in OneDrive, allowing us to organize them and play them via streaming straight from the cloud without having to download absolutely anything.
- Nero DuplicateManager Photo: over time, you’ll probably end up downloading or saving on your PC copies of the same images time and time again, creating duplicates that only take up unnecessary space on your hard drive. Thanks to this option, you can easily find them, manage them, and delete those that you no longer need.
- Nero BackItUp: this option is focused on keeping our most valuable files always safe by scheduling automatic backups that will be saved on the cloud storage service of our choice. All the latter, in a safe manner by means of data encryption and taking up as little space as possible by means of compressing the files.
- Nero Recode: with this tool, we'll be able to rip the contents of an optical disc, whether DVD or Blu-ray and convert the extracted audio or video to another format that may suit our needs the best.
- Nero Burning ROM: the most classic function of Nero just in case any old-fashioned users needs to continue recording discs, but now with SecurDisc 4.0 technology, that includes 256-bit encryption and password protection to keep all our data safe.
More competition for Spotify
Yes, we've only mentioned six tools, we haven't forgotten how to count. To the previous features, we have to add yet another tool: Audials Music Recorder, the online music streaming function with download options developed by Nero. We'll be able to access loads of songs through over 100,000 online radio stations and thousands of concerts and music videos, being able to enjoy all these contents online or download them in MP3 format.
Furthermore, this Platinum version comes along with other classic Nero functions so we don't miss any of the traditional tools of this pack such as Nero MediaBrowser, Nero Cover Designer, Nero TuneItUp o Nero Rescue Agent. What a piece of software!
One single multimedia suite, two licenses to choose from
One of the main new features regarding other years is that Nero 2020 Platinum comes along with two different licenses that the user can choose from according to his needs:
- Nero Platinum 365: with this license, users can receive VIP customer services on behalf of Nero, as well as a year of the latest updates at the best price.
- Nero Platinum Unlimited: it's a permanent license that's purchased only once. With the latter, users can carry out all their multimedia projects with simple and high-quality software.