To respond to your questions...
"a few questions:"
1. this upgrade is called "Nero 6 Ultra Edition Power Pack Upgrade". will it be available to Nero 6 (non Ultra) users (= not in the US)?
A) Yes. This is a Nero 6 Retail upgrade. Any Retail version of Nero 6 is eligable for this 'Power Pack Upgrade'.
2. according to PC Mag, this upgrade consists of Nero Recode 2.0 and Nero Digital.
isn't Nero Recode a standard part of Nero 6/6 Ultra anyway? (according the the website the latest version of Nero Recode is 0.9.9.6).
so won't Recode 2 be available as part of the regular updates of Nero 6?
A) Yes, for future upgrades. But as you know, we come out with the upgrades on a monthly basis. But this upgrade consists of more then just an upgrade to the Nero Recode. Files in NeroVision need to be upgrade, ShowTime, Recode, etc. And we want to release the 'Power Pack Upgrade' as soon as it's ready, and not wait for the end of the month release. And this new Nero Recoder is a program in it's own right. You'll see a dramatic change in features in Nero Recode 2 as compared to the Nero Recode some of you are already familiar with.
3. so, since Recode is part of Nero 6 anyway, the upgrade is actually only the addition of Nero Digital?
what exactly is Nero Digital? what does it do that Nero/NeroVision doesn't?
A) NeroDigital is the MP4 Encoder that Ahead has developed. It can take an original VOB file and encode it to MP4 format. At this time this is not as enticing as it will be as DVD Players, and CE Devices come on the market in the next months and years to support the MP4 Video/Audio format. And NeroDigital will become a part of NeroVision, not only Nero Recode, with this upgrade.
4. on what kind of players will such a CD-ROM be viewable?
Nero ShowTime? other software such as PowerDVD etc.? VCD-compatible DVD players?[/quote]
A) At this time there are not many devices that will play MP4. Nero ShowTime of course will. Others will quickly follow. DVD Players are already in production to support MP4, and by the middle of next year I expect all new model DVD Players to support MP4.
Admittedly this is a feature for the future, but the very near future.
PS. As a note, this will come with the MP3 Unlimited Encoder. As many of you have been requesting we supply for some time.