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Audials Moviebox 9 Review

Audials Moviebox 9 offers a versatile set of video and movie related applications that allow users to download videos from the Internet, rip DVDs, convert media, synchronize their collection and play videos.

When you first start the application you will notice that the interface can be divided into three modules. A maximum of two sections can be retracted to save screen estate. The left segment displays the program's core features. Available are the following options:

  • DVD Ripper - Copy movie DVDs to your computer
  • Universal Converter - Convert video files
  • Streaming - Capture videos from websites and applications
  • Media Center - Displays video files, synchronization with devices, media player

Audials Moviebox

audials moviebox

The middle section changes depending on the application selected by the user, the right displays a media player, a playlist of recent video files and options to browse, sort or search the media collection.

DVD Ripper

When you select the DVD ripper app from the menu you are asked to insert a video DVD into the computer's DVD drive. A convert menu is displayed here as well to select an output video and audio format for the DVD movie. Only some of the available conversion profiles are displayed directly. A click on the arrow at the end of the line opens advanced conversion options.

dvd ripper

Here it is now possible to select the output audio and video format from a wide variety of types. A click on video for instance displays the formats that Audials Moviebox 9 supports, profiles for specific devices and an option to create a custom conversion profile. Supported are Android, Apple, Windows Phone 7 and Nokia devices, gaming consoles and many other devices. And if a device is not supported outright, you can create a profile for that particular device.

video profiles

The very same options are available when the audio output format is selected. These conversion options are available in all Moviebox modules.

DVDs without copy protection are directly copied, converted and saved on the computer. Protected DVDs are played back in fullscreen and recorded by the application to comply with local laws. This process takes considerably longer as the movie plays back in realtime. You also need to make sure that you do not use the computer during the recording to avoid breaking it.

Converter

The media converter supports audio and video files. You can drag and drop files into the interface to populate the list of files that you want converted, use the file browser to select them or use the search to do the same.

audio video converter

You can play video or audio files that you have added to the conversion queue. The conversion options are available here as well. You can still select an existing profile to convert your media files to, or create a custom profile to suite your particular requirements.

The converter can search for covers, ID3 tags and lyrics automatically and add those to the program's meta data if that is supported by the output file.

The program is fast when it comes to conversions. Even large files (600+ Megabytes) or files with a long playing time are converted in a matter of minutes. This may vary depending on the PC the program is running on and the output formats and quality selected.

Streaming

The streaming module can be used to capture audio and video streams from websites and applications. A click on the video recording button starts the scanning of the network stream for media files. You have the option to save videos manually or use the automatic save option to store all media files that you open on websites or in applications automatically. You can furthermore use the conversion options to convert the downloaded media files directly to appropriate formats.

A test on popular video hosting sites such as YouTube, Gametrailers and Microsoft properties was positive. The program catches the media files when they are played in the browser or in another application and displays them in the interface.

video recording

Moviebox either downloads the streams directly to the computer, or records what is shown on the screen. That's handy if you need to download a movie from a site where the stream cannot be downloaded directly. A test on the popular Hulu website was successful because of this as well.

It may happen that the video that you want to download is not recognized by the application. You can then switch to manual mode where you define an area on your screen that you want to record.

Media Center

The media center offers two options. It for one allows you to manage your media collection which includes playing, sorting and even deleting files. The second option can be used to import or export media files to devices or locations. It is here for instance possible to export new media directly to iTunes, or import new media files from a smartphone.

Additional options include burning media to disc, creating ringtones, exporting it to a specific folder or to cloud storage providers. The program supports eSnips, Strato and T-Online as well as the WebDAV format (so that popular providers like SkyDrive or Amazon Cloud are supported as well).

Audials Moviebox 9 Verdict

Audials Moviebox 9 is a versatile tool for users who work with videos, movies and DVDs regularly. The program's easy to use despite the functionality that it provides. Some users may say that other programs are more efficient when it comes to copying protected DVDs. That may be the case, but they are not really an option if you are living in a country where it is not allowed to bypass copy protections.

What I personally like about the program are the little things that make life more comfortable. The option to automatically download streaming media, that your custom profile is available in all program modules and that you can import or export media effortlessly.

Update: The product has received several upgrades since our initial review that add more functionality to it and fix compatibility issues. You can follow the link posted below in the summary box to read up on the changes in the new version of the application.

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Comments

  1. warfab said on December 1, 2011 at 12:06 pm
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    The features of Audials Moviebox 9 has made it a wishlist item of mine :D

  2. Rob said on December 1, 2011 at 12:12 pm
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    I have used some of their other software and liked it. This one looks really interesting. Thanks.

  3. starboykb said on December 1, 2011 at 12:24 pm
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    I tried many software converting but somehow seeing some unable to play and sometimes jump. But i do have say nowadays many phone or players software already built in converting during transferring to your device.

  4. Mahdi Najafi said on December 1, 2011 at 12:26 pm
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    seems to be helpful…

  5. Alw1982 said on December 1, 2011 at 12:29 pm
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    This looks like nice software

  6. marcelo da silva said on December 1, 2011 at 12:42 pm
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    I really need a software like this!

  7. Tal said on December 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm
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    Wow!
    It is great,
    Thanks

  8. Alvin Bruce said on December 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm
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    All-in-one like this software is very convenient to use.

  9. rakesh said on December 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm
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    Good multimedia toolkit available in single bundle.

  10. Angel Velichkov said on December 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm
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    Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. SacredLion said on December 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm
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    The device profiling looks like a really useful feature

  12. mickay said on December 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm
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    I am mainly interested in the media center part of the software.

  13. Dalv Kade said on December 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm
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    Sounds Great! Me too.

  14. NKS said on December 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm
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    Looks good. Especially downloading movies part.

  15. slaileb said on December 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm
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    This software is very convenient to use.

  16. Noel said on December 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm
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    I had no clue such program existed. I use AutoGK and Handbrake for almost all my conversions. While AutoGK is slow, Handbrake is fast. Such all-in-one software is certainly good to have kind.

    Thanks for giving us a chance to win a license.

  17. Luke said on December 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm
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    Would love to get one of those licences

  18. Anthony said on December 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm
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    Great add-on to their line up of software’s. I would love to win a license. Thanks for the giveaway ghacks and Audials.

  19. Max said on December 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm
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    I want one! please…

  20. Alex said on December 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm
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    i like all Audials software.Very good, nice and talented. Thanks ghacks.net and Audials Software for this great contest and for the chance!!!
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  21. Midnight said on December 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm
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    This is a very useful application, considering that it handles audio, as well as video.
    I have read in detail all the information from Audials web site and just downloaded the trial version of the program.

    Will install it after I’ve had my morning coffee, then give it a good work out!

    Anybody who wishes to get all the details about this program can check it out here: http://audials.com/en/moviebox/index.html

    They’re asking $24.90 for the full version, which seems decent enough!

    I wouldn’t mind a license for this, as it’s a program that I would use extensively!!

    Thanks for the promotion, Martin. A good one, indeed!! :)

  22. Maestro said on December 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm
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    Audials MovieBox 9 is good in every part. All in one here is perfect. I like the look and speed. I have hope to win. Thanks.

  23. Rob.C said on December 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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    Great promotion, please count me in

  24. lello siddi said on December 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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    Hi, Martin! And thank you so much for these christmas giveaways and reviews! I am going to read each review and partecipate when the sw is of some interest.
    Thank you for your work,
    Lello.Siddi.

  25. -!-Nam - Battai-!- said on December 1, 2011 at 3:01 pm
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    Thanks GHacks!
    Count me in :)!

  26. John Robson said on December 1, 2011 at 3:08 pm
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    I recently purchased Audials 9, excellent piece of software, and Moviebox 9 looks to be even better. Count me in please.

  27. Dacko said on December 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm
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    Audials Moviebox 9 is a very good software. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. JFP said on December 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm
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    wow seams nice piece of software

    liked them on fbk

  29. Leslie said on December 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm
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    I would love to win a licence

  30. George Maness said on December 1, 2011 at 3:24 pm
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    I’ve been using VLC as my media player but it is a little limited. Most of the alternatives I’ve seen all have some feature I don’t like (sometimes just the price) but this really looks good. Perhaps, with a little luck, this will prove to be the one.

    I don’t think I have posted a comment before so this is a good time to let you know that the information and services you provide are greatly appreciated by a lot of people.

    Thank you, George

  31. Cool said on December 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm
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    Thank for this awesome giveaway please count me in too! A very comprehensive and I will say a quite complete multimedia software. Will be very useful to me as I am a person who listen to music and video on my computer a lot.

    Thank again for this and good luck all!

  32. tinwheeler said on December 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm
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    If I win Audials Moviebox please pass it on to the next winner.

  33. BadLuckLuke said on December 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm
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    Great start with this one!!!

  34. Parahat said on December 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm
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    DVD ripper and Converter in one looks great, thanks for giveaway.

  35. Jordan Humberto de Souza said on December 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm
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    Hope i win, seems a great piece of software. Love the ways it can ez rip dvds.

  36. Johan Gustavsson said on December 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm
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    I would really like this software, as a companion to my new Samsung LED 3D TV!!!

  37. Ari Arsyadi said on December 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm
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    The best feature that can be highly useful in my everyday life is its ability to export my media to devices and locations. This will come handy as my video collections is growing day by day. I imagine that my experience of enjoying video tutorials, podcast and other resources will run smoothly so I can watch them anyway I want, anywhere I want.

    I have come across many tools alike but that above and the exporting option that can deliver collections to cloud storage is what I find exceptionally fantastic. I can’t wait to see for myself how this one prove to excel above the rest.

    What an awesome offer! Hopefully I can always gain positive insights from your blog in the future. Thanks :)

  38. Dulanga said on December 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm
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    Love to win this great giveaway. Plz count me in

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  39. Paul(us) said on December 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm
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    This looks like to be a real great program and a great alternative for Nero.
    Hopefully I will be lucky in the draw.

  40. Trey said on December 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm
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    I liked audials 8, would welcome the upgrade.

  41. rocky said on December 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm
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    Audials Moviebox 9 is very useful and good for downloading videos.

  42. Jim Carter said on December 1, 2011 at 4:56 pm
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    This company makes some great products. I’d like to be entered for the drawing!

  43. Don said on December 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm
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    Looks like an awesome package.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  44. Suetonius said on December 1, 2011 at 4:58 pm
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    Great giveaway. Audials Moviebox is a perfect set of video tools. So please count me in. Thanks and regards

  45. ódio said on December 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm
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    i usually use 2 softwares to do all this… i will like to try this one.

  46. mizdoc said on December 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm
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    Always looking for a good conversion software. I’d like to give this one a try, so count me in please.

  47. Chuck said on December 1, 2011 at 5:41 pm
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    Version 8 is great. Can’t wait to try version 9. Liked them on FB

  48. paral said on December 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm
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    This is an all in one media center. While i have installed various programs to do individual functions, this software will save on system resources and ease of use by running just this one program.

  49. David Schwendemann said on December 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm
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    I have not been satisfied with any application to date for rippers, converters or streaming. There are always some gotchas that cause problems. Maybe this one will meet the needs of the consumer.

  50. alive said on December 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm
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    Great soft, thanks for the giveaway!

  51. Roberto Quero Amate said on December 1, 2011 at 6:29 pm
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    Very Good Programs. Very easy of use. Very fast.

  52. Jeff said on December 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm
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    Count Me in.

    Thanks!

  53. Aaron said on December 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm
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    I’m always looking for different software that can work with my video files and dvds. I’d like to try using this software to compare with the others. Thanks.

  54. Silver Dragon Sys said on December 1, 2011 at 6:49 pm
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    Sounds like the software suite I’ve been looking for. The ability to capture streaming video from Yahoo is a definite plus in my book. Please count me in on the giveaway.

  55. fa fabba said on December 1, 2011 at 7:15 pm
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    This software is very easy to use.

  56. Peaceful said on December 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm
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    It’s that time of the year already. Nice way to start so count me in please.
    Thanks very much.

  57. Prakash said on December 1, 2011 at 7:47 pm
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    Thanks a lot martin for the review, looks interesting to me

  58. AstroSkipper said on December 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm
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    Nice giveaway. Audials Moviebox is a great set of applications. I would like to win a license. Please count me in. Thanks & best regards

  59. OCTOPUNK said on December 1, 2011 at 8:25 pm
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    Excellent software! Hope I’ll get it!

  60. -=Ben=- said on December 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm
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    Hey Martin,

    I have been looking for software that will convert my massive DVD library collection into formats readable on my mobile devices (particularly WP7). I played around with HandBrake and some other applications without true success. Last night I tried the Moviebox demo and it worked perfectly! This is definitely something I am interested in.

    Thanks!

  61. Ulysses said on December 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm
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    Nice! I am recently interested in video editing and this software could be useful to me.

  62. Jared Woods said on December 1, 2011 at 9:05 pm
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    I have a huge movie collection. This looks like a “one stop shop”

  63. Rick said on December 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm
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    Hey Martin,

    Nice work on getting licenses for Audials – their software is normally quite nice and works as expected.

    I’ve tried Audials One before and liked it – but wasn’t able to justify the price given that I wasn’t going to use most of the features – the version seems to be a nice balance.

  64. CWuestefeld said on December 1, 2011 at 9:48 pm
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    Seems like this could be useful.

  65. clyde said on December 1, 2011 at 10:20 pm
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    Please count me in om this giveaway :-)

  66. reen_hb said on December 1, 2011 at 10:37 pm
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    just my application

  67. Harold Short said on December 1, 2011 at 10:41 pm
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    First thanks for the giveaway. I use Audials products and find them very good. I however have not use this product yet.

  68. Craig said on December 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm
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    I’ve been looking for something like this.

  69. David Mann said on December 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm
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    My media is a mess and I can’t find a decent audio capture program nor a DVD ripper. Thanks for giving me a chance to win this great software.

  70. Paf Borg said on December 2, 2011 at 12:48 am
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    Hey Martin, thanks a lot for the excellent giveaway, as always. It seems to be a really nice program. I would appreciate if you could count me in. All the best.

  71. Ross Presser said on December 2, 2011 at 1:17 am
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    Please include me in the drawing. I could use this suite.

  72. alro said on December 2, 2011 at 1:19 am
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    nice and useful..count me in..thanks

  73. Robert Palmar said on December 2, 2011 at 3:40 am
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    Looks good. I’m in.

  74. Lee said on December 2, 2011 at 3:52 am
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    Looks awesome – please count me in the draw!

  75. Grr said on December 2, 2011 at 4:37 am
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    Thanks Martin.

    Please count me in,

    Thanks, Grr

  76. Doug said on December 2, 2011 at 4:39 am
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    Looks interesting

  77. Black_Bart said on December 2, 2011 at 4:55 am
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    Good all-round video suite. Thanks very much.

  78. John Bean said on December 2, 2011 at 5:22 am
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    Enter me in the giveaway.

  79. Anonymous said on December 2, 2011 at 6:31 am
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    So many features . . .

  80. Kack said on December 2, 2011 at 7:07 am
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    This looks nice ad very helpful software.

  81. bala said on December 2, 2011 at 8:33 am
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    Very good review. wanted this software from a long time. Please count me in.

  82. Suranjith said on December 2, 2011 at 9:36 am
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    It seems worth trying to win this great giveaway. Plz count me in.

  83. babis91 said on December 2, 2011 at 9:48 am
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    The media converter seems very useful. Great review!

  84. MerleOne said on December 2, 2011 at 10:00 am
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    Nice to have. Count me in, thanks.

  85. rover3500 said on December 2, 2011 at 10:30 am
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    Looks really nice and useful.
    I would luv a chance,Thanx

  86. Shubham said on December 2, 2011 at 10:50 am
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    I tried this software and find it to be awesome.So thanks for this giveaway and please count me in for this giveaway.

  87. Dave H said on December 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm
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    Looks good for DVD -> Phone. Been looking for something clean and simple like this. Thanks.

  88. PeeJay said on December 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm
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    Sounds like a needful piece of software. Count me in ;-)

  89. Anson said on December 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm
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    It is great..would like to try this..thanks:)

  90. Karl said on December 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm
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    This sounds useful as I do a lot with vids. An all-in-one tool could save some steps.

  91. John d said on December 2, 2011 at 9:07 pm
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    I want a license, count me in.

    put my email above.

    john d

  92. Richard said on December 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm
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    I’d love to give this a try

  93. Sam said on December 3, 2011 at 3:02 am
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    Looks like a fine product!

    I enjoy your articles very much.

  94. 9_yash said on December 3, 2011 at 10:25 am
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    Thanks .. Please count me in.

  95. StingRay said on December 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm
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    Count me in if fro Audials Moviebox 9. Hope I win.

  96. Anonymous said on December 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm
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    Thanks for the nice contest. Count me in, please. Audials Moviebox is great peace of software. Hope to win one of the licenses.

  97. mishasin said on December 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm
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    Thanks for the nice contest. Count me in, please. Audials Moviebox is great peace of software. Hope to win one of the licenses.

  98. bee gee said on December 4, 2011 at 7:27 pm
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    I am surprised to see this . I didn’t know about it. Hope i will get the licence for it.

    Thanks

  99. David said on December 23, 2011 at 8:35 am
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    Thanks for the chance for a licence and happy holidays!

  100. Sam said on December 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm
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    Looks like a fine app.

  101. Tal said on November 3, 2013 at 8:25 am
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    Cool, very nice tool
    Thanks
    Tal

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