Nero, one of the most popular DVD/CD burning software, is available as a free download for everyone from the official Nero website. This software is absolutely free to use for ever – no trail periods or other time based restrictions attached to the download.
But the catch is, free version of Nero 9 supports only basic data burning and copying capabilities for your CDs and DVDs. It means you can
- burn data CD/DVDs
- copy data from one disc to another
- erase a rewritable disk
These features are very basic and if you would like to get more features like creating MP3 CDs, authoring DVD movies and others you have to purchase Nero 9 full version. That costs a lot!!
Links to Download Nero 9 Free Version
To download Nero 9 free version, point your browser to http://www.nero.com/eng/downloads-nero9-free.php and enter e-mail id. Once you enter the e-mail id, the download icon on the right side of entry form is enabled to allow you to download the software(~55 MB).
Is It Worth Downloading Nero 9 Free Version?
One word answer to this question is “No” if you are not a big fan of Nero. There are so many free DVD/CD writing software that provide more features than the free version of Nero 9. Few of the well know free DVD/CD burning software are – ImgBurn, BurnAware, CDBurnerXP and DeepBurner. I advice you to google for one these freeware and install them instead of Nero 9 free version.
If you are mega fan of Nero or you are more used to Nero user interface and not willing to explore new software then this free version of Nero is for you.