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    Smile Sites for Completely Free and Legal Software!

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    Free Software for CD & DVD Burning, Discs and Disk Images...

    free CD and DVD Burning software....
    There are quite a few... best ones first...
    http://cdburnerxp.se/
    http://www.imgburn.com/
    http://www.rocketdivision.com/starburn.html
    http://www.burn4free.com/download-dvd-copy-software.htm
    http://www.deepburner.com/
    http://www.glorylogic.com/
    http://www.burnworld.com/burnoncddvd/
    http://infrarecorder.sourceforge.net/

    Reviews of Free Burning Programs...
    http://www.smashingdownloads.com/200...ing-softwares/
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-bes...-cddvd-burner/
    http://www.bizzntech.com/2008/03/10/...ning-softwares
    http://www.instantfundas.com/2007/10...atives-to.html
    http://jeantop10.com/top-10-best-web...ning-softwares

    LightScribe Stuff...
    System Software - http://www.lightscribe.com/downloads...ex.aspx?id=810
    Simple Labeler - http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadS...ex.aspx?id=811
    Template - Labeler - http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadS...x.aspx?id=1524
    SureThing CD Labeler SE - http://www.lightscribe.com/files/setup.zip
    LightScribe Templates...http://gallery.medea.co.uk/index.php?cat=33
    Lightscribe for Windows 7... http://www.lightscribe.com/support/index.aspx?id=810

    Free Virtual Disk Utilities... to mount those weird Disk Images you may find!
    Daemon Tools...
    http://www.daemon-tools.cc/
    Alcohol 52%...
    http://www.alcohol-soft.com/
    Virtual Clone Drive...
    http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html
    FileDisk ISO Mounter...
    http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtual-clonedrive.html
    OSR Virtual CD and Disc...
    http://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?article=410
    Microsoft's Virtual CD Mounting program...
    http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/620/x...t_burning_them
    Virtual Drive Creator from J.A. Associates.
    http://www.j-a-associates.com/vdc.htm
    Mount ZIP, ISO, and Private Folder files as virtual folders to the Windows file system...
    http://www.pismotechnic.com/

    An Article on Free CD / DVD Emulation Software, Virtual DVD / CD Drives...
    http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilit...mulators.shtml

    and to Burn and Create ISO files...
    LC ISO Creator...
    http://www.lucersoft.com/freeware.php
    DoISO also makes ISO images...
    http://www.ebswift.com/OpenSource/DoISO/
    ISODisk is a FREE and powerful ISO disk image file tool...
    http://www.isodisk.com/
    DoISO makes ISO Images and can also burn them to disc...
    http://www.ebswift.com/OpenSource/DoISO/
    Twenty Free Programs to Create, Mount, Burn, Edit and Extract ISO Image Files...
    http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...tely-bookmark/
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    Free software for Image Manipulation, Drawing and Photo Editing...

    Try Krita...
    http://kritastudio.com/desktop.html
    Try the Gimp...
    http://www.gimp.org/
    ... and the Gimp now comes with Themes...
    http://gimper.net/index.php?topic=626.0
    or Paint.net...
    http://www.getpaint.net/redirect/wp/index.html
    or Photofiltre...
    http://photofiltre.free.fr/
    or Serif Photo Plus...
    http://www.freeserifsoftware.com/sof...us/default.asp
    (Serif has a few other free programs there on their site too)
    Inkscape is for Vector Drawing...
    http://www.inkscape.org/
    Faststone has some nice freeware graphics viewing and resizing programs...
    http://www.faststone.org/
    Blender is a free 3D creation suite...
    http://www.blender.org/
    Maya Personal Learning Edition is made by Autodesk...
    http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...112&id=7639525
    ArtWeaver is for Digital Painting with realistic reproduction...
    http://www.artweaver.de/index.php?en_version
    Edit your Photos Online...
    http://www.picnik.com/
    2D animation and Drawing software...
    http://www.pencil-animation.org/
    Photo ID Creation software...
    http://www.advancedidcreator.com/

    Not really image manipulation, but a Free 3D graphical environment Engine complete with Source Code...
    http://g3d-cpp.sourceforge.net/

    and a nice list of all the best programs out there...
    http://www.maa.org/editorial/mathgam..._08_01_05.html
    Here are the best 50 freeware programs for Design and Manipulation...
    http://www.persiancultures.com/pictu...eloping%20.htm
    Free Wallpaper and digital software...
    http://www.jezz.us/
    http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php?t=72581

    Free Open Source Alternatives for Adobe Creative Suite...
    http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=33457
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    Free Software for Office Suites, Accounting and Productivity...

    LibreOffice is an Open Source Office Suite from The Document Foundation.
    It is a fork of Open Office (below)
    It is compatible with other major office suites, including Microsoft Office.
    http://www.libreoffice.org/
    OpenOffice.org started out as StarOffice, but has advanced into another great ODF Office Suite.
    http://www.openoffice.org/
    Or Lotus Symphony?
    http://symphony.lotus.com/software/l.../home.nsf/home
    Or AbiWord?
    http://www.abisource.com/
    Google Apps are a suite of online document tools that are installed as part of the Google Pack.
    Free for private users (with limitations). Business subscriptions are also available.
    http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer.html
    Marcus Schiesser's Easy Office....
    http://easyoffice.sourceforge.net/

    Gnumeric is Gnome's Free Spreadsheet program...
    http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric/

    LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents (WYSIWYM), and not simply their appearance (WYSIWYG).
    http://www.lyx.org/Home

    OpenProj: OpenSource Project management replacement for Microsoft Project
    http://www.dzone.com/links/rss/openp...osoft_pro.html

    Dia is organisational chart software...
    http://live.gnome.org/Dia/Download

    and a nice free Accounting package as well...
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/turbocash/

    Cubit also has a Free Accounting Package and Point of Sale Software...
    http://www.cubit.co.za/

    and a free Money Manager...Money Manger Ex...
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...ease_id=555079

    Free Vector Clipart and Images...
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/50-webs...ages-download/

    Free PDF Tools...
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/masteri...and-resources/

    Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Software...
    http://www.xmind.net/
    What is Mind Mapping?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map
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    A collection of freestuff and software as well

    http://www.freestuff.iblog.co.za

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    Nice links guys! Keep updating and adding!

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    Free Software for PDF Editing, Printing and Handling...

    PDF Readers:
    Besides the free Adobe PDF Reader (which is an upgrade pain and a memory hog)...
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
    Rather Use Foxit Reader instead... works the same and uses far less memory....
    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php
    But this guy thinks that PDF X-change Viewer is better than Foxit....
    http://cybernetnews.com/2007/11/04/m...st-pdf-reader/
    http://www.docu-track.com/home/prod_...ls/pdfx_viewer
    You can also go here for a full list of Open Source PDF Readers...
    http://pdfreaders.org/

    PDF Printing and Saving:
    If you want to print to PDF (OpenOffice has this feature built right in)...
    I suggest CutePDF Printer... (no watermarks and good file sizes)...
    http://www.cutepdf.com/
    Note: you need the free Ghostscript converter to use the above (and some of the other tools on this page)...
    http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
    If you don't want to use the Ghostscript add-on... then use DoPDF... it has a very small installer and is all you need to Create PDF files...
    http://www.dopdf.com/

    PDF Scanning:
    Scan directly to PDF files - handles multiple page scanning... perfect for e-mailing!...
    (file sizes are smallish - so does not scan to high resolution)
    Very versatile - can also delete images from the sequence and re-order them....
    Koma Code Scan2pdf...
    http://www.koma-code.de/index.php?op...d=39&Itemid=82

    More PDF tools here...
    http://www.pdfill.com/pdf_tools_free.html
    or here...
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/cool-pdf-tools/
    Huge list...
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/masteri...and-resources/

    Free PDF to Word Conversion software [Thanks Bizkit87]
    http://www.hellopdf.com/
    http://www.pdftoword.com/
    http://www.doc2pdf.net/
    http://www.convertpdftoword.net/
    http://www.pdfonline.com/pdf2word/index.asp
    http://www.somepdf.com/some-pdf-to-word-converter.html
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    The Best Free Tools for PC Security, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware and Firewalls...

    Anti-Virus - choose only ONE of these...
    http://www.free-av.com/
    http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/
    http://www.clamwin.com/
    http://antivirus.comodo.com/
    http://www.bitdefender.com/PRODUCT-1...e-Edition.html
    http://www.activevirusshield.com/ant...eav/index.adp?
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
    http://free.grisoft.com/

    Here are some round-ups of the latest Free Anti-Virus programs...
    http://www.techmixer.com/best-free-a...download-list/

    Anti-spyware... (you can use more than one of these)
    Ad-Aware...
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
    Arovax Anti-Spyware...
    http://www.arovaxantispyware.com/
    Spyware Doctor is part of the Google Pack... (and you can also get Norton anti-virus with it, but I do not suggest you use Norton - it will slow down and mess with your system).
    http://pack.google.com/
    Windows Defender from Microsoft...
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx
    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware has a free version...
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

    Here is a round-up of the top 5 Anti-spyware programs!
    http://altrepair.com/blog/021008-Fre...Best-and-Worst

    ZD lists Ten Free Security Utilities you should already be using....
    http://content.zdnet.com/2346-12691_22-95490-1.html

    Firewall... choose only ONE of these...
    Believe it or not I suggest you stick with your basic Windows Firewall, it is quite sufficient!
    But if you have to have a different Firewall... Try one of these...
    Comodo...
    http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/
    Ashampoo...
    http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/ht...t_2_0050__.htm
    ZoneAlarm
    http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/home.jsp

    CCleaner clears out data that could be used to track your activities...
    http://www.ccleaner.com/
    Eraser deletes sensitive files and protects your privacy...
    http://www.heidi.ie/node/14

    Family Safety and Internet Filters...
    K9 Web Protection Software...
    http://www1.k9webprotection.com/
    Safe Families Free Internet Filtering Software...
    http://www.safefamilies.org/download.php
    File Sharing Sentinel Blocks P2P programs...
    http://www.akidthaine.com/
    B-Gone Content Filter...
    http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Products&p=bgone
    OpenDNS also offers content filtering for schools...
    http://www.opendns.com/

    Other Tools...(Can be used in conjunction with the above)
    Adblocker and Parasite Blocker...
    http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm
    Internet Trail Cleaner and Crap Remover...
    http://www.ccleaner.com/
    McAfee Site Advisor warns about bad sites...
    http://www.siteadvisor.com/
    Cert's Home Computer Security Advisory...
    http://www.cert.org/homeusers/HomeComputerSecurity/
    Microsoft's Home Security Advisory...
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect/default.mspx

    Recovering lost or forgotten passwords...
    http://www.techjaws.com/how-to-crack...gin-passwords/

    And finally... make sure you have ALL the latest Windows updates!
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
    http://www.autopatcher.com/
    This list has a lot of Freeware Security, Privacy and Anti-Spyware tools!...
    http://www.fileheap.com/freeware-sec...14000001d.html

    8 Great Free Security Tools from PC World....
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/16160...ity_tools.html
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    Free Remote Support and Remote Control Software...

    Top Free Ways to connect to somebody's computer!
    http://catchfree.me/connect-to-another-persons-computer

    start with the Remote Assistance built into Windows...
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...moteintro.mspx
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrPoOeOLMek[/ame]

    Then try TeamViewer
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/be-a-re...ort-superhero/
    http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx

    Or LogMeIn Free...
    https://secure.logmein.com/welcome/g...ree/signup.asp

    Or ThinVNC... Or ThinVNC Remote Access Server...
    http://www.supportsmith.com/Download/Download.aspx

    Or Crossloop...
    http://crossloop.com/

    Or ShowMyPC...
    http://showmypc.com/

    Or UltraVNC...
    http://www.uvnc.com/addons/singleclick.html

    Remobo: instant VPN, filesharing, and remote desktop control...
    http://www.remobo.com/
    http://www.freewaregenius.com/2008/1...sktop-control/

    Instant HouseCall is now also free! Yay!
    http://www.freeremotesupport.com/

    Mikogo is an easy-to-use cross-platform desktop sharing tool, ideal for web conferencing, online meetings or remote support....
    http://www.mikogo.com/en/
    [Thanks DearHeart]

    Adobe® ConnectNow, one of the Acrobat.com services, is a great way to share ideas, discuss details, and complete work together — all online. Reduce travel costs, save time, and increase productivity with a web conferencing solution that's easy to access and simple to use...
    http://www.adobe.com/acom/connectnow/
    [Thanks DearHeart]

    TechInLine is not Free... but has a Free Trial...
    http://www.techinline.com/

    How to silently install VNC onto a remote computer....
    http://thebackroomtech.com/2007/07/1...te-windows-pc/

    5 free remote desktop apps for Windows 8....
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20386...windows-8.html
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    Free Software and Tools for File and Disk handling, maintenance, recovery and repair...

    File Compression, Zipping and unzipping...
    KGB Archiver
    http://kgbarchiver.net/
    7zip
    http://www.7-zip.org/
    FreeZip
    http://members.ozemail.com.au/~nulifetv/freezip/

    File Managers and Alternative Shells
    FreeCommander
    http://www.freecommander.com/

    Formatting... to FAT32
    SwissKnife is your all-in-one formatting tool! Also does large capacity FAT32 volumes... (seems to be limited to 500 GB)
    http://www.compuapps.com/download/Sw...swissknife.htm
    For drives larger than 500GB, use this rather... can handle most interfaces...
    http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/ind...at32format.htm

    Defrag...
    JKDefrag lets you defrag your hard disk without worrying about it getting stopped by interfering services!
    http://www.kessels.com/JkDefrag/
    Power Defragmenter Gui...
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/Power_Defr...GUI_d4647.html
    UltimateDefrag Freeware Edition 1.72 also places the files in the best position on your hard disk...
    http://freewaregeeks.com/UltimateDefrag_Free.html
    DiskTune is an easy to use, on-demand, no frills disk optimizer and defragmentation utility for FAT, FAT32 and NTFS formatted drives...
    http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/DiskTune.htm
    Auslogics Disk Defrag 3 – Defrag and Optimize Your Hard Drives...
    http://www.auslogics.com/en/blog/200...e-hard-drives/

    Undelete...
    Do not install those programs (or anything else) to the drive you want to recover from... or your lost files will be overwritten. Install them to a different drive or to a flash disk. Then run them and let them scan for the files that have been deleted.
    Use this program first...
    PC Inspector...
    http://www.pcinspector.de/default.htm?language=1
    Or Office Recovery...
    http://www.officerecovery.com/freeundelete/
    or this one...
    http://www.undeleteunerase.com/
    Recuva Freeware...
    http://www.recuva.com/
    Recover my Files...
    http://www.recovermyfiles.com/
    NTFS Undelete...
    http://lazybytes.com/2009/10/ntfs-un...iles-for-free/
    and an article on the best ones...
    http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/col...ads/files.html

    File Recovery... straight from the Internet!!! Java Based... works on Windows, Linux and Mac.. any Java console...
    http://www.jfilerecovery.com/page/co...Download.class
    How to recover deleted files with Free Software...
    http://lifehacker.com/393084/how-to-...-free-software
    8 Free Data Recovery Tools...
    http://www.webtechdaily.com/2008/06/...very-software/
    Recover Data from CDs and DVDs...
    http://www.technobuzz.net/recover-fi...overy-toolbox/
    Copy Cat Data Recovery...
    http://www.vcsoftwares.com/cc.html
    DiskDigger can recover files from any type of media that your computer can read.
    http://dmitrybrant.com/diskdigger
    f you have lost partition or strange problem with your hard disk partitions, you can try TestDisk...
    http://www.blogsdna.com/3057/recover...able-again.htm
    To recover your lost digital pictures or lost files, try PhotoRec. Get it here...
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/Main_Page
    OpenSource NTFS Data Recovery Tools...
    http://opensource.software.informer....data-recovery/
    http://www.informationweek.com/news/...ge_various_RON
    Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier... recovers from all types of Disks...
    http://www.roadkil.net/program.php?ProgramID=29
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/fix-unr...ds-in-windows/
    Ten of the Best Data Recovery Tools...
    http://www.techmynd.com/10-plus-best...ols-downloads/
    Free Data Recovery Software Download List
    http://www.techmixer.com/free-data-r...download-list/

    File Sync Tools...
    Allway Sync
    http://allwaysync.com/
    Ycopy
    http://www.ruahine.com/
    The Unstoppable Copier...
    http://www.roadkil.net/unstopcp.html

    5 Freebies to manage your files with Ease...
    http://www.bizzntech.com/2008/03/02/...iles-with-ease

    HDDScan is a freeware utility for storage devices diagnostics (HDD, RAID, Flash) The program can scan storage device for Bad-blocks, show S.M.A.R.T. attributes and change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM, etc...
    http://hddscan.com/

    Free Partition Managers...

    http://www.partition-tool.com/
    http://www.ptdd.com/manual2.htm
    http://findandmount.com/
    http://www.cutepm.com/
    http://www.partitionwizard.com/
    more here....
    http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilit...neditors.shtml

    Disk Cloning is in the news...
    http://www.ioltechnology.co.za/artic...icleId=4308383

    that article is recommending Clonezilla...
    http://clonezilla.sourceforge.net/

    But here is another article looking at the best of the disk cloning tools...
    (Clonezilla is top of their list too)...
    http://packratstudios.com/index.php/...-alternatives/

    They are as follows...
    Ping...
    http://ping.windowsdream.com/
    PartImage...
    http://www.partimage.org/Main_Page
    g4u...
    http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/
    linbox...
    http://lrs.linbox.org/
    and FOG...
    http://freeghost.no-ip.org/

    Free Disk Imaging/Cloning Software...
    http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
    http://www.clonezilla.org/
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/xxclone.html
    http://www.paragon-software.com/home.../download.html
    http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

    If you are trying to clone your Windows 7 drive... Note that all the tools you need are built right in. See here.

    Folder Size Utilities...
    SpaceMonger = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceMonger (Ver. 1.4 is Freeware)
    JDiskReport = http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/index.html
    TreeSizeFree = http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml

    Ten Great System Recovery Bootable CDs...
    http://www.emergingtechs.com/posts/1...tools-boot-cd/

    Protected Folders and Encryption...
    Lockbox lets you create a protected folder on your hard drive...
    http://www.fspro.net/my-lockbox/

    File and Directory Information Printers - dirprinters... This one is simply the best!
    http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptdirprn.asp

    Analysing Crash Information....
    http://www.technibble.com/repair-too...ek-whocrashed/

    File Backup...
    DeltaCopy is an open source, fast incremental backup program
    http://www.aboutmyip.com/AboutMyXApp/DeltaCopy.jsp

    File Unlockers and Process Killers...
    http://lockhunter.com/
    http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/
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    How to back up Your DVDs and rip your DVD collection to your Hard Drive!

    1) Remove Region Protection...
    Install this program first... it will remove the copy protection and macrovision while you decrypt... (and will also allow you to watch region protected discs in the future)...
    http://www.dvd43.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD43

    2) To make a backup of a DVD to another DVD...
    DVD Decrypter can rip the DVD to your hard drive or make an ISO image...
    http://www.mrbass.org/dvdrip/
    (Note: DVD Decrypter removes the CSS encryption on the DVD)
    If DVDDecrypter has problems with a newer DVD install DVD43 (above).
    If you have ripped the DVD files to your hard drive, you can then use DVD shrink to make the image smaller and turn it into an ISO file that I can fit onto one DVD... Note: you have to select ISO image as the target file from the drop down menu.
    http://www.mrbass.org/dvdshrink/
    Once you have the ISO image you can use this program to burn it back to a DVD...
    http://www.imgburn.com/

    3) To Rip a DVD to an AVI or DivX (XviD) file...
    The free version of this program Fair Use Wizard can rip any DVD to a 700 Mb AVI (XVid) File... with just one click...
    http://www.fairusewizard.com/
    but.... I find I get a much better quality rip, when I follow these steps...
    i) Use DVD Decrypter to rip the DVD to your Hard Drive.
    ii) Use DVD Shrink to make an ISO image of the DVD, but turn the compression off completely, in other words, the ISO image will be an exact image of the DVD. Also enable the two extra read options in DVD Shrink to get a better quality image, it is slower, but it pays off. Put that image on a different drive to the one you are going to rip to.
    iii) Now use Fair Use Wizard to rip from that unencrypted image in your hard disk. You will get a very high quality rip with no artifacts and no "streaking".
    Compare that to a rip straight from the DVD and you will see what I mean. Of course the quality of your DVD drive and speed of your processor is also a factor. 3.0 Ghz strongly recommended!
    Here is a guide for Fair Use Wizard... if you need one...
    http://www.mediafire.com/?uluiwhkxetc

    4) Ripping Tutorials...
    How to rip a DVD using VLC...
    http://jaypeeonline.net/tips-tricks/rip-dvd-with-vlc/
    The last DVD and Blu-Ray Ripping Guide you will ever need!...
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea..._them_anywhere
    Here is a Tutorial on how to Back-up a DVD using DVD Shrink...
    http://www.zeropaid.com/news/9425/How+to+Use+DVD+Shrink
    ...and a tutorial on backing-up using Auto-GK...
    http://dailyapps.net/2008/08/hack-at...lity-dvd-rips/
    ... and a tutorial using DVDFab Decrypter....
    http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Revi...rticleId=15715
    http://www.lifehacker.com.au/tips/20...monster-2.html
    How to convert TV Series DVD episodes to DivX/XviD with ease using freeware... (thanks Charlie82)
    http://forum.videohelp.com/topic301015.html
    A nice illustrated tutorial for DVDDecrypter and AutoGK...
    http://www.rita.lt/guides/AutoGK_DVDtoAVI.htm
    How to copy a DVD using VLC...
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/2686/...-with-vlc-1.0/
    TechSupportAlert has an article on the Best Free DVD Rippers...
    http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...dvd-ripper.htm

    5) Other Ripping Programs...
    DVDFab is an all-in-one DVD ripping/decrypting/burning software....
    http://dvdfab-decrypter.en.softonic.com/
    SimpleDivX is a fairly basic tool to convert DVDs to DivX
    http://simpledivx.org/
    English Guide for SimpleDivX
    http://www.simpledivx.org/Guides/Sim...sh%20Guide.htm
    AVI2DVD Freeware...
    http://www.trustfm.net/divx/SoftwareAvi2Dvd.php?b2=1
    DVDSmith...
    http://www.dvdsmith.com/
    Amok DVD Shrinker...
    http://www.amok.am/en/freeware/amok_dvd_shrinker/
    DVDRip Automates DVD ripping...
    http://www.lifehacker.com.au/tips/20...ripping-2.html
    Check out this all in one solution...
    http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/free-dvd-video-software.htm
    http://www.winxdvd.com/dvd-ripper/
    http://www.formatoz.com/
    http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/
    http://www.tools4movies.com/
    http://dvd-mp3.org/index.html
    http://www.free-star.org/free-dvd-ripper-freeware.html
    http://thoggen.net/

    6) To turn video files back into a DVD...
    http://www.dvdflick.net/ or here http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdflick/
    Tutorials here...
    http://lifehacker.com/software/dvds/...dvd-232322.php
    http://lifehacker.com/5082262/how-to...able-video-dvd

    7) Other Video Tools (Editors and Converters) here...
    http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showpost...1&postcount=16
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