WinX Free DVD Ripper

Posted on March 5, 2012. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , |

WinX Free DVD Ripper lets you rip DVD to AVI MP4 H264, Rip DVD to Android & iPhone iPad.

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WinCDEmu CD emulator

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: CD, DVD, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , |

WinCDEmu is a freeware CD and DVD emulator that lets you mount CD and DVD images as virtual drives (and therefore faster).

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How to use ImgBurn

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: DVD, Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips Newsletter has a tutorial on How to burn DVD video files to disc using ImgBurn.

ImgBurn is freeware.

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Capture Pictures from DVD Movies in Windows Media Player

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Graphics, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

digital inspiration has instructions on how to Capture Pictures from DVD Movie Scenes in Windows Media Player.

Note: if you have trouble with these instructions, check the comments where some people also had trouble and worked out some solutions.

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Five Best DVD-Ripping Tools

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: DVD, File conversion, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Lifehacker presents the Five Best DVD-Ripping Tools.

Use them legally, please.  Some are free, some not.

  • DVD Shrink
  • DVD Fab
  • Handbrake
  • AnyDVD
  • DVD Decrypter
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Freemake Video Converter: stylish, user friendly video and DVD conversion, burning, and editing program

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Freeware Genius reviews Freemake Video Converter and pronounces it a “stylish, user friendly video and DVD conversion, burning, and editing program”.

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Make Your DVD Go Loop-Loop-Loop

Posted on May 26, 2010. Filed under: DVD, Freeware/Shareware, Hardware, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

Tech ARP has instructions to Make Your DVD Go Loop-Loop-Loop.

It’s a matter of editing a file on the DVD you burn.

Useful for presentations at conference booths, displays, digital signs, and annoying people.

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ArtworkCreator: Make a CD or DVD Cover

Posted on March 8, 2010. Filed under: CD, DVD, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on ArtworkCreator which will allow you to Make a Personalized CD or DVD Cover.

ArtworkCreator allows you to “Upload your own graphics, arrange them and insert text. You can even insert the DVD and Compact Disc logos onto your project.”

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Free Video to MP3 Converter

Posted on March 1, 2010. Filed under: DVD, Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Free Video to MP3 Converter can extract audio from video to MP3.

Freeware.  Please respect copyright when using this type of program.

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dvdshrink.org: FREE Backup Solution for DVDs

Posted on March 1, 2010. Filed under: backups, DVD, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , |

dvdshrink.org is promoted as a FREE Backup Solution for your DVD movies.

“DVDShrink is software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video disc.

DVDShrink will also burn your backup DVD, if you have installed the latest version of Nero. If you already possess alternative burning software and prefer to stick with it, then you can still use DVD Shrink. The output from DVDShrink can be saved as files on your hard drive, which you can then burn with software of your choice.”

Please respect copyright when using such programs.

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Data Crow – book & media cataloger

Posted on February 21, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Data Crow – Cataloger “is the ultimate media cataloger and media organiser. Always wanted to manage all your collections in one product? You want a product you can customize to your needs? Your search ends here! Using Data Crow allows you to create a huge database containing all your collected items. You can use the excellent online services to retrieve the information instead of typing all the information yourself.”

According to the site:

  • Platform independent and completely portable
  • Highly customizable and feature rich.
  • Audio, software, book, movie and photo collection cataloger.
  • Retrieve information from services like Amazon.com, Imdb.com, Softpedia and MusicBrainz.
  • Optional internal web server and web GUI.
  • Import file information (mp3, divx, xvid, ..)
  • Loan registration.
  • PDF and HTML reporting.
  • Create new modules to, for example, maintain your stamp collection.
  • Available translations: Italian, German, Dutch, English, Spanish and French.

    Data Crow is 100% free and 100% free of ads, viruses and spyware.
    Data Crow runs on any system where Java 1.6 (or higher) from Sun is installed.

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    Video Tutorial: Best Media Compressor

    Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

    Gizmo has a Video Tutorial: Best Media Compressor to show how to compress large media files with a freeware program which converts to flash.

    Gizmo’s site is a good source of clear information.

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    CD repair tool – Recovery Toolbox for CD

    Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: CD, DVD, Files, Hardware, repair | Tags: , , , , , , , |

    CD repair tool – Recovery Toolbox for CD is freeware that will try to recover as much as possible from damaged CD/DVD/HD DVD/Blu-Ray disks.

    Normally, a damaged disk just causes Windows to give up, but this program will try to reconstruct your data and write it where you choose.

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    CoverCreator: CD & DVD Cover Maker

    Posted on August 11, 2009. Filed under: CD, DVD, Freeware/Shareware, Graphics | Tags: , , , , , |

    MakeUseOf has a post about CoverCreator which is a CD & DVD Cover Maker.

    CoverCreator is an online CD & DVD cover maker that lets you type and illustrate your own CD/DVD covers or booklets and then print them out. It allows you to customize almost any part of the cover, you can create multiple pages, select variety of layout templates, apply different background colors, add text and draw.”

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    Solving a DVD-burning problem with Vista

    Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: DVD, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

    Solving a DVD-burning problem from  The Kim Komando Radio Show.

    “Vista introduced the Live File System. This is a new format for writing CDs and DVDs. It isn’t compatible with all burners. And it can cause problems with standalone players.

    In comparison, Windows XP uses the Mastered format. All machines should read these discs. They also have fewer problems with standalone players.

    Should you downgrade to XP? Nope! You can use the Mastered format in Vista. You just need to specify it. Live File System is the default format.”

    Kim gives instructions on how to do this.

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    ISO what?

    Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: CD, DVD, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

    ISO files are single files that contain the archived contents of a CD or DVD.  They’re often used to install operating systems or other big programs.  If you download an ISO file, you may need to burn it to a CD or DVD.

    Some freeware programs being recommended by PC World are:

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    How to convert PowerPoint to DVD for free

    Posted on February 7, 2009. Filed under: File conversion, Microsoft PowerPoint, Tutorials, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

    Freewaregenius has a post on How to convert PowerPoint to DVD for free.

    There is not a single free application that will accomplish this; however there are three “routes” illustrated below that you could take to achieve PowerPoint to DVD conversion using all free apps.

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    Disketch CD Label for discs and cases for CDs and DVDs

    Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: CD, DVD, Freeware/Shareware, printing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

    Disketch CD Label Software “is a free CD and DVD disc labeling software for Windows. It allows you to create CD and DVD disc labels as well as cover images for CD and DVD jewel cases. You can import your own art work, or set a simple background colors and organize artist information along with track lists.”

    For Windows 98/2000/XP/2003/Vista.  Use at your own risk.

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    DVD Flick creates your own DVDs

    Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

    DVD Flick is freeware which “aims to be a simple but at the same time powerful DVD Authoring tool. It can take a number of video files stored on your computer and turn them into a DVD that will play back on your DVD player, Media Center or Home Cinema Set. You can add additional custom audio tracks, subtitles as well as a menu for easier navigation.”

    Features

    • Burn near any video file to DVD
    • Support for over 45 file formats
    • Support for over 60 video codecs
    • Support for over 40 audio codecs
    • Easily add a menu
    • Add your own subtitles
    • Easy to use interface
    • Burn your project to disc after encoding
    • Completely free without any adware, spyware or limitations
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    DVD Play your ripped DVDs with VLC

    Posted on June 9, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Video, viewers | Tags: , , , , , |

    Lifehacker has a program called DVD Play that works with VLC to easily open and play your DVDs (more easily than VLC does alone, that is).

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