Free Media Converter, DVD Ripper

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by HardOCP News, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    For all of you with a Facebook account, iSkysoft is giving away a free copy of its $49 media converter software, no strings attached. Just click the "like" button on the company FB page and they send you a code to unlock the software.

    I've been using this all day ripping DVDs to WMVs and the software runs pretty damn good. Not only can you rip DVDs (even DRM protected ones) to most popular formats, you can also convert existing video files from one format to another. Not bad for FREE.
     
  2. scaarbelly

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    [Retaliation] Limp Gawd

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    Steve,any idea where the code gets "Sent"?
    is it on my FB page,or email,havent gotten it from either.

    thx
     
  4. Snowknight26

    Snowknight26 [H]ardness Supreme

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  5. Terry Olaes

    Terry Olaes I Used to be the [H] News Guy

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    Thank OP! In4one. Oh wait... wrong forum. :D
     
  6. phide

    phide [H]ard as it Gets

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    Why would anyone ever pay for a media converter? The x264 CLI encoder is totally free.
     
  7. Gorankar

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    Cause they wrap it up in a slick UI, and more importantly, they actually market the product.

    Almost nobody wants to mess with CLI. It does not even have to be a good UI. It can be missing 1/2 of the feature set, and most people would still prefer it to CLI.
     
  8. Snowknight26

    Snowknight26 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Fixed that for you.
     
  9. HardOCP News

    HardOCP News [H] News

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    True, and this is something Joe-n00b, mom, brother, sister, annoying-ass-aunt can use and QUIT BUGGING ME to rip their damn movies for them :D
     
  10. Gorankar

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    That they may have stole code does little to alter my point.
    But, yeah, I get your point as well. They should have followed the GPL if they did use GPL'ed code.
     
  11. srangara

    srangara Postposterous

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    They also have a contest to win a free iPad, y'all.
     
  12. RyanGSams

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    Why does your link go to Amazons site for a pink Ipad silicone case? J/w. BTW got my keycode for it and it says not valid. Sending support a message now...
     
  13. Deadly Ramon

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    Thanks for posting this, Steve! It took me several tries (it never sent a confirmation to my AOL address, so I had to submit my Gmail one instead), but I got the code, downloaded the software, and successfully registered it! Oh, and I finally created a Facebook account because of this promotion, too.
     
  14. MikeTrike

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    Solution: Let AOL die.
     
  15. MikeTrike

    MikeTrike [H]ardness Supreme

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    Also I got my code within seconds. I also had the app installed and registered within minutes. :)
     
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    Monkey34 [H]ardness Supreme

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    In. Got the code in about 5 sec.
     
  17. TheGamerZ

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    lol... the macs get stuck with stupid ringtone software...
     
  18. Kaolinchemist

    Kaolinchemist Limp Gawd

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    Is this some trick by the motion picture companies to sue all the people who download it because they will have all people's facebook info
     
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    Got mine quick. Now to figure it out.
     
  20. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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    I don't do Facebook, but my Cat does now :)

    The Cat now has his own copy :)
     
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    They could sue all they want....the only facebook account I used is for a person who doesn't exist.
     
  22. Pinski

    Pinski Limp Gawd

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    Handbrake is probably better, and always free. Plus it uses x264 for h264 video.

    And has a handy GUI.
     
  23. griff30

    griff30 I Lower the Boom!

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    It supports CUDA too.
     
  24. Unknown-One

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    As far as I can tell, I haven't been sent a code. Where exactly should I be looking?
     
  25. phide

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    CUDA-powered encoders tend to be fairly bad. They're fast, but that's about all they have going for them. You may want to do a few comparisons between it and x264 before you start using it too much.
     
  26. PunditGuy

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    And it's awesome at ripping DVDs! Oh wait, no it isn't.
     
  27. Monkey34

    Monkey34 [H]ardness Supreme

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    The email you used to sign up for Facebook with.
     
  28. HardOCP News

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    Check your spam box too, the mail from the company might have gotten filtered.
     
  29. Unknown-One

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    The instructions in the first post aren't complete. Just clicking the "Like" button DOES NOT work, you also have to fill in the form a little ways down the page.

    Got my email now :D
     
  30. azure

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    Very nice, something to mess with on a day off from work.
     
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    Sweet, in for one!
     
  33. Void

    Void [H]ard to Tame

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    Thanks Steve.
    Installed and all registered with no problems :).
     
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    I use AnyDVD Converter, and it rips DVD's, converts movies, and hasevery imaginable conversion possibility (from PS3 1080p to iPod 2nd Gen).

    I'll see how it compares...
     
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  37. Aznboy1993

    Aznboy1993 2[H]4U

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    cool thanks!

    merry christmas, happy holidays. and happy new year to all!
     
  38. srangara

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    Yep, that's where mine was.
     
  39. stop!theradio

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    Liked it, got the confirmation code/download link in my email, installed it in 5 seconds, activated it. This will now be my number 1 method of format converting - works like a charm!

    Thanks :)
     
  40. BobSutan

    BobSutan [H]ardForum Junkie

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    And the link is....?