Nero Digital™ - The Ultimate MPEG -4 AV Compression Technology Now available Free 30 -Day Trial

Create, play and share Nero Digital™ video files for free

Karlsbad, Germany (June 17, 2005) - Nero, leaders in digital media technology and developer of award -winning Nero applications, announced today the availability of a 30 -day free trial version of its award winning Audio/Video compression codec, Nero Digital™.

The free 30 -day trial bundle of Nero Digital™ includes three ground breaking Nero applications: Nero Recode 2 CE, which allows users to create Nero Digital™ content; Nero ShowTime 2 CE, which allows users to play back Nero Digital™ content; and Nero MediaHome CE, which allows users to share Nero Digital™ content to any UPnP™ or DLNA compliant consumer electronics device, and to PCs and laptops in your home network.

The free 30 -day trial bundle of Nero Digital™ lets the user experience the newest technologies like MPEG -4 AVC/H.264, delivering a home entertainment experience in a quality no other compression technologies can match. Already adopted as a mandatory codec for next generation HD -DVD and Blu -ray standards, AVC/H.264 is set to have a major impact on the future of video broadcasting and content distribution.

Nero Digital™ is a complete Audio/Video codec solution, based on the MPEG -4 standard, but engineered to a level that breaks all previously seen quality and speed barriers. It delivers DVD -quality at a compression rate far greater than MPEG -2, enabling the complete contents of personal videos and movies of a DVD, to easily fit on a CD. It also increases the capacity of a DVD by factor 5 and higher. Nero Digital™ videos can be played back on PCs running the Nero Digital™ codec and on the fast growing number of certified Nero Digital™ consumer electronic devices.

"This is a great opportunity for us to show the world what Nero Digital™ is all about", said Jim Corbett, Executive Director of Nero AG. "Users will be able to create, play and share Nero Digital™ files and build up their own personal video library without worrying about disc or hard drive space, taking full advantage of the industry´s most powerful audio and video compression technology."

Nero Digital™ co -developed by Nero and Ateme, is completely based on industry standard MPEG -4 Video (MPEG -4 SP/ASP and AVC/H.264) and MPEG -4 Audio (LC AAC, HE AAC and PS AAC) compression technologies, allowing the flexibility to play other popular MPEG -4 compliant content, yet offering advanced interactive features in unmatched audio and video quality. With Nero Digital™, users can fit more high quality audio and video content to any given screen size spanning mobile phones to HDTV, on CDs, DVDs, flash memory and hard drives.

The Nero Digital™ codec has proven to be a winner when directly compared to other popular codecs, having performed a clean sweep on all recent codec comparisons.

By downloading the Nero Digital bundle at, users can now join over 180 million Nero fans in creating, playing and sharing Nero Digital™ video files. Look for the logo:

To continue the Nero Digital™ experience after the trial period, users can upgrade to Nero 6 - The Ultimate All -In -One Digital Media Solution offering over 16 applications for all your digital media needs. Furthermore, Nero will complete the Nero Digital™ experience by releasing Nero Digital Pro, providing unlimited Nero Digital™ capabilities and further establishing Nero's dominant position in the MPEG -4 codec space.

About Nero
Nero provides state -of -the -art software solutions for the global digital media market. Since the company was founded in 1995, its products have established a loyal clientele of more than 180 million users throughout the world.

Nero offers the industry's most reliable CD/DVD -software applications. Its award -winning flagship product, Nero 6, includes all the applications and functionalities needed in the digital media field. Other Nero products include the MPEG 4 based audio/video technology - Nero Digital™, the simple and complete photo solution - Nero PhotoShow Elite, and SIPPS™ and SIPPSTAR PBX, which provide voice -over IP solutions for private and business customers.

Nero products are globally distributed by leading hardware manufacturers, international distribution partners and online portals, as well as directly via Nero Inc. in Glendale, California, USA and Nero K.K. in Yokohama, Japan are subsidiaries of Nero AG, based in Karlsbad, Germany.

About Ateme
Ateme is headquartered in France ( It is a world leading providers of hardware and software solutions for video and signal processing in embedded market. Ateme delivers custom services on top of its boards and algorithms. Since 2002, Ateme centers its strategy on applicative reference designs which targets the specific markets of video -security, broadcast and consumer electronics. The result to OEM is a faster product design, a shorter time to market and total costs reduction. Ateme operates worldwide thanks to its distribution network.

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