Nero brings Blu-ray, HD DVD burning to Linux

Posted by Mark Raby

Karlsbad (Germany) - Video editing software company Nero announced today that Nero Linux 3 is available worldwide, claiming it is the first Linux application to support Blu-ray and HD DVD burning.

Nero Linux 3 is also the first in the seris to offer 64-bit native support.  Additionally, the new application boosts its audio-centric features, including high speed digital audio extraction and an embedded audio encoder/decoder/transcoder that supports Ogg, Flac, Wav, and MP3 formats.

The first Blu-ray burners were made available months before standalone players hit the stores in late summer 2006, but until now the most popular open source operating system has been excluded from hi-def disc burning software.

Nero Linux 3 is available as a digital download as well as a full retail boxed version from the company's online store.