Hey folks! So many of you have heard me talk about the importance of backing up your software (See Oakville.Com Tech Tuesday) but if you have kids it is also a good idea to back up other media – especially things like DVDs that you have invested money in. Digiarty Software, Inc. has a couple of great tools for that, and for the next few days they are giving them away!
During their Easter Software Giveaway” they are providing two pieces of software for free, in stages.
Stage 1: WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
From now until April 10, Digiarty will be giving away their WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. This is a great package that allows you to convert video between file formats. However you have to hurry – the offer ends Tuesday! To download the software for free, click here.
Stage 2: WinX DVD Copy Pro
For five days only – April 11 through April 15 (that’s next Sunday!) they will be giving away their WinX DVD Copy Pro software. I know that as a parent I have already had to buy a lot of my kids’ DVDs a few times, because they scratch, break, get fed to dogs. WinX DVD Copy Pro allows me to buy the DVD and copy it before giving it to the kids. If the copy gets destroyed, all I have to do is make another copy, and not go out and pay full price again. For those of you who are wondering, this is completely legal… as long as I do not give the copies to anyone else. To download the software for free (starting Wednesday), click here.
Contest: WinX DVD Ripper Platinum
To celebrate all sorts of things – the coming of Spring, my 1000th follower on Twitter, and what should be this Monday or Tuesday the 45,000th visitor to the new World According to Mitch Digitary has given me five copies** of the software you will want most from their catalogue to give away. So for the next ten business days, I will give away a copy of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to one lucky reader, with the following caveats:
- I will only give away a copy on days where the site has over 150 visitors (Of the last 21 weekdays, 18 have exceeded 150 hits, and Good Friday probably shouldn’t count as a weekday).
- I will give the software away at random to a visitor who comments on my blog – any comment will do, as long as WordPress and I do not consider it spam. That means you can comment on certifications, virtualization, Windows 8, or you can comment here and say ‘I want to win the prize!’
- I have to have your e-mail address. That will not be published, but if I cannot contact you I cannot award you the prize!
I use WinX DVD Ripper Platinum all the time – we buy DVDs, and I rip them into our Windows Home Server Media Center so that the kids can watch them from the XBox any time they want without accidentally feeding DVDs to the dogs. I also use it for myself – I can now watch movies on airplanes on my HP EliteBook 2740p tablet without bringing the docking station (the PC itself doesn’t have a DVD player). I can rip my movies into any format, which means I can watch them in full size on my laptop, or really small on my Zune or Windows Phone 7.5. If you don’t already have this software you will want it! And all you have to do is… click Comment once
Good luck, and happy Spring/Easter/Passover/45000th hit/1000th visitor!
**Software giveaways will not be hard copies, but will be fully licensed software codes already in the possession of the writer. These copies are given away freely with the permission and endorsement of the software vendor. They are distributed by The World According to Mitch, and not by any company or corporate entity that the writer may work for or contract for. Odds of winning are directly related to the number of valid entries received. The winners will be chosen at random according to the terms stated in the contest, however the selection process will be at the discretion of the writer, and his decisions are final and not subject to any audit process. There are five licenses of the software to be given away beginning on Monday April 9th, 2012.