Ghacks Christmas Giveaway - Blindwrite and ConvertXtoDVD - gHacks Tech News

Ghacks Christmas Giveaway - Blindwrite and ConvertXtoDVD

Today is the seventh day of the Ghacks Christmas Giveaway. We already handed out 35 commercial applications and five Giganews accounts to lucky Ghacks readers who hopefully enjoy the software and services that they won. VSO Software was nice enough to provide five licenses for their two software products Blindwrite and ConvertXtoDVD for the giveaway.

ConvertXtoDVD is a very popular video conversion software which can turn burn pretty much any video format to DVD. One could say it is an all-purpose software program for users who want to burn video files to DVD. Supported video formats are avi, divx, xvid, mov, mkv, flv plus others including files from digital camcorders, TV/Sat or, capture cards. No external codecs are needed to operate the software.

While we are discussing technical details, the software program runs on 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows XP or Windows Vista. The whole process of creating a video DVD of video files on the computer is more or less foolproof. You basically only need to add the video files from the computer and start their conversion into a format that can be burned on DVD.

Experts on the other hand should not worry. You can manage every detail of the process if you like so. It is for example possible to change menu titles, aspect ratio, add subtitles or audio streams.

convertxtodvd

Several options like the selection of DVD menus, the DVD size or the encoding quality can be set in the program's settings. This needs to be done only once unless you want to change the settings again. Support for various audio and subtitle formats is extensive as well. Some of the popular audio formats are ac3, dts, mp3, wma or ogg and some of the subtitle formats are srt, sub, idx, ssa or opensubtitles.

Another interesting option is the ability to merge videos. If you got many small video files, say Youtube videos, you might be inclined to combine them into larger parts especially if they are parts of one video.

The conversion is pretty fast. It took about ten minutes to convert three 22 minute episodes of a popular British sitcom on a Intel Wolfdale 3.0 dual core system.

ConvertXtoDVD provides one of the easiest and most comfortable ways to burn video files to DVD that can be played in software and video DVD players. It can really get easier than this. Experts will love all the settings and options that the program provides.

Blindwrite is the second product that can be won today. It is a software that has been designed specifically to copy game DVDs. The main purpose of the software is to create working backups of game (or other media) DVDs that can be used instead of the originals.

This can be important for households with children who love to play around with everything that is shiny. Can also be a great idea for traveling or holidays. Instead of taking the expensive originals you simply take a backup copy that can be destroyed after the trip.

Blindwrite offers three modes. It can copy (from disk to disk), read (from disk to storage) or write (from storage to disk) disks. The whole process has been designed to be as easy as possible. That's excellent for inexperienced users who simply want to create a working copy of their disks.

Blindwrite supports a wide variety of disk image formats including bin, iso, mds, ccd and bwt image formats. Each of these can be burned to disk with Blindwrite.

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Both applications by VSO Software are multi-lingual, small in size and easy to work with. Good luck to everyone!





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    Comments

    1. Jack said on December 7, 2008 at 12:04 pm
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      Useful software for me…am i lucky ??

    2. Abbie Poole said on December 7, 2008 at 12:05 pm
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      Now this application I like!! Been dabbling with transferring video to dvd and find it really difficult and online solutions are very, very involved. This is right up my street, can I have one please :)

    3. Jamie said on December 7, 2008 at 12:12 pm
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      Convertx is a must have program!

    4. C Hui said on December 7, 2008 at 12:14 pm
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      Could do with blindwrite myself!

    5. august said on December 7, 2008 at 12:18 pm
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      I would love to have blindwrite… 7th day and I still haven’t won anything…. This one is mine… heheehe

    6. august said on December 7, 2008 at 12:19 pm
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      I would love to have blindwrite… 7th day and I still haven’t won anything…. This one is mine… heheehe

    7. Johan Gustavsson said on December 7, 2008 at 12:23 pm
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      I would really like a license for any or both of these programs…

    8. Ziba said on December 7, 2008 at 12:24 pm
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      Got it!

    9. Rebecca Wallace said on December 7, 2008 at 12:28 pm
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      Would love to win it!!!

    10. Gaston said on December 7, 2008 at 12:29 pm
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      Blindwrite would be a great christmas gift – for myself.

    11. Sam said on December 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm
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      Nice software!!!!

    12. paulus said on December 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm
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      Look likes a software program i would like, to win.

    13. Kaushik said on December 7, 2008 at 1:07 pm
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      After having tried Ulead DVD Movie factory, TMPEG DVD author, DVDShrink and numerous other tools, I have found ConvertXtoDVD to be the fastest and the finiest DVD authoring tool ever. Great software.

    14. balestegui said on December 7, 2008 at 1:09 pm
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      Interesante software, a ver si lo gano.

    15. Inza said on December 7, 2008 at 1:18 pm
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      Please consider me in this, i love both of them very much, my trial will expire soon, please give me a licence..

    16. David said on December 7, 2008 at 1:19 pm
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      More awesome software!

    17. Dotan Cohen said on December 7, 2008 at 1:35 pm
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      Convertx seems like a very good application, but how does Blindwrite differ from other, free disk burning software? Are DVD games any different than other DVDs?

    18. Nessa said on December 7, 2008 at 1:48 pm
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      Am feeling lucky today!! ConvertXtoDVD looks really useful.

    19. xdad said on December 7, 2008 at 1:55 pm
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      nice software!

    20. Martin said on December 7, 2008 at 2:05 pm
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      Dotan it is my understanding that Blindcopy is capable of copying disks with copy protection which most other programs cannot.

    21. Martin said on December 7, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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      As an addendum. You can create profiles for certain disks or protections. If you visit the forums you find for instance profiles for copying PS2 game disks.

    22. DawnLouise Metcalf said on December 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm
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      Excellent giveaway!!

    23. W said on December 7, 2008 at 2:43 pm
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      I’d really like to have ConvertXtoDVD, it sounds very useful. :)

    24. Tom said on December 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm
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      Me Me Me

    25. IanG said on December 7, 2008 at 2:54 pm
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      Burn baby,burn!

    26. deaddogsmoking said on December 7, 2008 at 2:58 pm
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      Please….

    27. Leigh said on December 7, 2008 at 3:04 pm
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      Just want I have been looking for. Time to get some of these files onto the big screen.

    28. WhACKO said on December 7, 2008 at 3:31 pm
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      I would really, really, really want to get this!

    29. Steve said on December 7, 2008 at 3:33 pm
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      sounds good!

    30. Enigma said on December 7, 2008 at 3:56 pm
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      This one I am going to enter.

      I use ConvertXtoDVD a lot as I find it the best thing to use, problem being my license expired.

    31. LittleTinyMonkey said on December 7, 2008 at 4:05 pm
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      ConvertX ConvertX ConvertX!

    32. Mario Filipe said on December 7, 2008 at 4:12 pm
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      I’ll try my luck at this one also.

    33. Womble said on December 7, 2008 at 4:15 pm
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      Put me into the draw for BlindWrite plz!

      Thx

    34. Nicolai H said on December 7, 2008 at 4:26 pm
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      I didn’t get sandboxie (#1 on my list) :(

      But I hope I get this ! (#3 on my list) :)

    35. Kim Allen said on December 7, 2008 at 4:30 pm
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      Both sound great to me!

    36. Adam Dempsey said on December 7, 2008 at 4:57 pm
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      Two great bits of software there!

    37. Patrick Budowski said on December 7, 2008 at 4:58 pm
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      Blindwrite is a must have for gamers.

    38. yooman said on December 7, 2008 at 5:04 pm
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      looks interesting…

    39. Ogonzo said on December 7, 2008 at 5:16 pm
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      I love this proggy .. nice and lite! And it does a great job!

      I hope I’m lucky!!

    40. Dmitrij said on December 7, 2008 at 5:19 pm
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      Im in :)

    41. Smaga said on December 7, 2008 at 5:22 pm
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      Count me in too :o

    42. Spala said on December 7, 2008 at 5:36 pm
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      Interesting. I have a bunch of tv series i’d like to see in my DVD player. I’m in!

    43. subgrampus said on December 7, 2008 at 5:37 pm
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      I’m in also!

    44. Kurt said on December 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm
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      Kurt is the winner.

    45. Alisdair Cameron said on December 7, 2008 at 6:10 pm
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      Hoping for BlindWrite…

    46. Jacobus said on December 7, 2008 at 6:25 pm
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      Thanks, would not mind to get either one, great products!

    47. mickay said on December 7, 2008 at 6:26 pm
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      BlindWrite is a software I would prefer to win.

    48. Rick said on December 7, 2008 at 6:57 pm
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      I’ve used this product on my old schools computer and i loved it. Please enter me in this

    49. Tony said on December 7, 2008 at 6:58 pm
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      Sweet!

    50. JD said on December 7, 2008 at 7:06 pm
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      Those sound like some GREAT software’s!

    51. Hestia said on December 7, 2008 at 7:37 pm
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      Great prize again – please put me in the draw

    52. Geoff said on December 7, 2008 at 7:38 pm
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      BlindWrite would be a sweet win.

    53. Fernando said on December 7, 2008 at 7:57 pm
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      ConvertXtoDVD is a great program, good luck everyone

    54. Sarah said on December 7, 2008 at 8:05 pm
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      looks good – count me in

    55. kao Vang said on December 7, 2008 at 8:14 pm
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      Looks good, want to try it!

    56. kao Vang said on December 7, 2008 at 8:15 pm
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      looks good! I want to try it!

    57. Alsiladka said on December 7, 2008 at 8:27 pm
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      Been lucky once, what would be the odds for two times lucky :)

    58. Rob Raymond said on December 7, 2008 at 8:41 pm
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      Count me in for sure…

    59. barney_gl said on December 7, 2008 at 9:01 pm
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      Don’t see much use for Blindwrite at the moment, but the converter app has a number of possibilities … now, if it would just convert the pennies in my bank account to dollars …

    60. Q said on December 7, 2008 at 9:20 pm
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      The article is missing an important piece of information that I would like made clear:

      What has to be done to receive the giveaway items?

    61. Katy H said on December 7, 2008 at 9:57 pm
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      Ooh, I have a lot of converting-relating dramas, this would be great ;)

    62. Martin said on December 7, 2008 at 10:06 pm
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      Q: You need to write a comment :)

    63. MrD666 said on December 7, 2008 at 10:09 pm
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      This is for a giveaway that pricked my interest. Sometimes it just DOES THAT.

    64. Robert said on December 7, 2008 at 10:38 pm
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      Thanks for the chance to win.

    65. iampriteshdesai said on December 7, 2008 at 10:40 pm
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      Hi Martin, this is the first time I am applying for this contest. I am seriously interested in Blindwrite. I would like to use in for playing FIFA 2008 but hell y luck sucks, I know I won’t win….

    66. mikey said on December 7, 2008 at 11:25 pm
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      convert me to win

    67. Andrew Hindley said on December 7, 2008 at 11:37 pm
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      Please enter my name into the draw

    68. giglmania said on December 7, 2008 at 11:47 pm
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      Very well, i want it too!

    69. ReX said on December 7, 2008 at 11:56 pm
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      ConvertXtoDVD is very good.

    70. Merle1 said on December 7, 2008 at 11:56 pm
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      Count me in, thanks !

      .merle1.

    71. Battousai said on December 8, 2008 at 12:12 am
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      Haven’t won anything so far. Really like to win these two.

    72. Jeff Miller said on December 8, 2008 at 12:21 am
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      Nice Software

    73. Bob Shacklock said on December 8, 2008 at 12:23 am
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      Yes! Blindwrite is awesome! I’ve used it in the past.

    74. Duncan said on December 8, 2008 at 12:29 am
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      My PVR is bulging, my handycam is full, ConvertXtoDVD….would be just the tool!

    75. Nathan said on December 8, 2008 at 12:47 am
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      Looks ace, please enter me

    76. bowlby4 said on December 8, 2008 at 12:54 am
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      Just what I need. :)

    77. Bolden said on December 8, 2008 at 1:46 am
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      I’d love to win ConvertXtoDVD….

    78. Limin Shao said on December 8, 2008 at 2:47 am
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      I am in.

    79. Joseph said on December 8, 2008 at 3:52 am
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      I have tried both of these in their shareware time limits and really enjoyed them both.

      Especially Convert x, but blindwrite has been helpful in archival of original disks.

      These are a wonderful freebie, thanks again to you and them for working this out for us.

      /crossing fingers

    80. GRTerrero said on December 8, 2008 at 4:54 am
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      Me too!

    81. sarana said on December 8, 2008 at 4:59 am
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      In.

    82. Eric D. said on December 8, 2008 at 5:47 am
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      convertxtodvd looks nice :)

    83. Q said on December 8, 2008 at 6:32 am
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      Thanks for the entry information Martin.

      I believe this qualifies as comment.

    84. tux said on December 8, 2008 at 9:03 am
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      Could do with either licenses or both :P

    85. marcelo said on December 8, 2008 at 9:16 am
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      wow, 7 days of trying.. I hope I am one of the 5.. :)

    86. DJSays! said on December 8, 2008 at 10:17 am
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      Hey,

      Was outta town so am late. I’m in. I hope to win ConvertXtoDVD.

      I hope I get it. Never won anything till date :P

    87. Lindsay said on December 8, 2008 at 10:18 am
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      ConvertXtoDVD please!

      Thanks

    88. Pootle said on December 8, 2008 at 11:05 am
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      ConvertXtoDVD is a great bit of software. Count me in!

    89. jaz said on December 8, 2008 at 11:51 am
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      oooooh yes i have been looking for a good movie->dvd program

    90. Matthias16 said on December 8, 2008 at 12:00 pm
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      ConvertXtoDVD sounds nice!

    91. Bob Clark said on December 8, 2008 at 12:17 pm
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      sounds great – and looks great

    92. Daniel Silva said on December 8, 2008 at 1:43 pm
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      This is great!

    93. Sylvain Jette said on December 8, 2008 at 3:14 pm
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      For months I was looking for a way of converting videos files to DVD (easily)and came up with very few and none of them work properly or made it so simple. From all the software reviews, the ones for ConvertXtoDVD were the most favorable and it would be nice !!!! Thanks.

    94. lawrence said on December 8, 2008 at 3:16 pm
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      These 2 software will definitely fill my stockings!

    95. Adam said on December 8, 2008 at 3:30 pm
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      This software application is one of the best packages on the market today. I would love to own a copy of this software.

    96. furicle said on December 8, 2008 at 6:34 pm
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      ConvertXtoDVD is just what my sister needs for Christmas!

    97. mikedopp said on December 8, 2008 at 7:08 pm
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      I could use both of these. Not sure if you have any licenses left.
      Thanks,
      -mikedopp

    98. fazil said on December 9, 2008 at 11:13 am
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      I like to win some thing frm here

    99. DJSays! said on December 11, 2008 at 6:47 pm
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      Hey Martin!

      Thanks for your email. I received the license from VSO Software!

      Feels great to win something you want :D

    100. Brian said on December 13, 2008 at 4:38 am
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      VSO looks like they make great stuff! FTW, please :D

    101. jaz said on December 24, 2008 at 11:09 am
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      Thanks for the license Martin! Been using it and it is a great program.

    102. Anonymous said on December 9, 2009 at 9:52 pm
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      convertxtodvd4 . goodsoftware i’ll hope i win.

    103. TestUser said on December 2, 2010 at 8:04 pm
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      Yeah its a must have.. :D

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