Nero announced today the release of the new Fast CD-DVD Burning Plug-in including MPV (MusicPhotoVideo) technology support.
Leading off Nero's MPV push is the new Nero Fast CD-DVD Burning Plug-in for Windows Media Player 10. This Plug-in became immensely popular for Windows Media Player 9 owing to its considerable performance improvement for optical disc recording.
Windows Media Player 10 users leveraging the Nero Fast CD/DVD Burning Plug-in will find they have the ability to create audio CDs, data DVDs under WMP's Burn tab as well as Nero Digital Audio format discs. What's more, the new plug-in delivers MPV support. This function creates a multimedia-rich table of contents on the disc that can be easily and conveniently read by or viewed on a wide range of software applications and consumer electronics devices, such as MPV-compatible DVD players. Music, photo, and video collections burned through the Nero Fast CD-DVD Burning Plug-in for Windows Media Player 10 will be more accessible than before.
Additionally, Nero integrated MPV support into Nero ShowTime. Nero ShowTime can now take MPV-structured file sets on disc, flash card, hard disk, or any other suitable medium and display them with DVD menu-like ease. Only now, instead of a boring list of file names, Nero ShowTime will play MPV collections with album art, graphical thumbnails, and much more.
Owners of Nero 7 can download the above updates to their applications for free. Note that there is no stand-alone Nero Fast CD/DVD Burning plug-in for Windows Media Player 10 as there was for version 9; the plug-in is now integrated with the Nero 7 suite. Those who are curious can download a demo for free on www.nero.com. Purchasing Nero 7 enables all of these new features forever.