Reprinted from a Nero press release:

Nero, leaders in digital media technology, announced today that their award-winning digital media suite, Nero 6, is the first consumer digital media software to support DVD-R dual-layer (DL) recording.

DVD-R DL recording allows the user to store up to 8.5Gbytes of data or up to 8 hours of DVD video on one side of the disc. "Next-generation DVD recording technology is here, and Nero has already provided users with the tools to operate it," said Jim Corbett, Executive Director of Nero AG. "Dual-layer recording has raised DVD recording technology to new levels, and gives users access to a new and exciting format that was previously available only to professionals."

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The recent update to Nero 6 provides users with enhanced Dual-Layer Recording tools including DVD-R DL disc support for 8.5GB data storage or 120 min playback time (SP) for DVD-Video. Nero BackItUps extensive back up features takes full advantage of the increased disc space of DL discs. Nero Express 6 and Nero Burning Rom allows users to burn standard data and digital audio discs with up to 8.5 GB in size. Also included in Nero 6 are the powerful DVD and digital video playback software, Nero ShowTime 2, the standard packet writing application, InCD 4 and the label creator, Nero Cover Designer. Each application can be accessed with a single click via the one-of-a-kind application launcher Nero StartSmart, providing users with an at-a-glance overview of what DVD drives have to offer.

The Nero 6 update with Dual-Layer support in Nero applications can be downloaded now at www.nero.com.

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