Here's what my research has gotten me so far:
Nero 6 Ultra Edition: (14 individual applications)
Nero StartSmart central starting point, command center
Nero Burning ROM 6 the software to burn CD and DVD
Nero Express 6 combines the performance of Nero Burning ROM 6 with a simple interface
NeroVision Express 2 the DVD simple interface…..whereas above is the CD interface
Nero BackItUp mature backup program
Nero Showtime DVD player
Nero SoundTrax audio package, be your own dj
Nero Wave Editor 2 audio package, tape and vinyl expertise
Nero Cover Designer create labels and covers
NeroMIX audio package, again….
Nero ToolKit optimize the burns…knows the equipment
Nero ImageDrive virtual disk drive…manipulates images….Ghost like
Nero Recode DVD copy program, formats out fluff and leaves just the movie
InCD 4 UDF packet writing, write to CD and DVD as if they are hard drives
Nero 6 OEM: (8 individual applications, with 2 of them subpar)
Nero Express 6
Nero Vision Express 2-se *
Nero ShowTime *
Nero Media Player
Nero Cover Designer
*Special versions that do not support SVCD and DVD-video.
Most Recent Versions:
Program description Version
Nero BackItUp 22.214.171.124
Nero Burning ROM 126.96.36.199
Nero CD-DVD Speed 2.01
Nero Cover Designer 188.8.131.52
Nero Express 184.108.40.206
Nero ImageDrive 2.2.3
Nero InfoTool 2.0.4
Nero Media Player 220.127.116.11
Nero Recode 0.9.9.6
Nero ShowTime 18.104.22.168
Nero SoundTrax 22.214.171.124
Nero StartSmart 126.96.36.199
NeroVision Express 188.8.131.52
Nero Wave Editor 184.108.40.206
The Nero OEM version is missing Nero Burning ROM 6....the meat of the whole thing as far as I can see.....sure it has Nero Express 6....but what functionality do you lose. It also has 2 subpar utilities, Nero Vision Express 2-se and Nero Showtime. Both of which are probably full blown apps with nothing missing in the Ultra edition.....(can anybody verify this)?
As to the Nero 6 Starter Kit......I'm not sure what individual packages are in it. I saw it in a retail box at my local Walmart for $39.99. They had 4 boxes left on Monday. I'm thinking of going today and see exactly what it contains.
On Nero's web site on Monday or Tuesday under updates or downloads I saw that they had updates for "Nero 6 Starter Kit". At least I thought I did. Now it is not there! The only thing they have now is Nero 6 updates with 3 individual downloads to make it happen....and on a different page 5.5 updates.
It looks to me since I have OEM 5.5 I can get Nero Ultra for $50.00 (the downloadable version). Only $10.00 more than the Starter Kit I saw at Walmart. Now, I just need to find that serial number they want.....!!!! Is it somewhere in my Yamaha F1 documentation or on the CD sleeve somewhere??????
I think this is the way to go!
Has anybody ever seen the "Starter Kit" I'm talking about? I also seem to recall that they called something "Nero 6 Basic" on their website....but now I can't find any reference to it.
I must be getting old....this is driving me crazy.....first it's there, then it's not.........