Reviews by Mike
Stuck with Windows 8, so I had to try GOM out.
GOM has no audio when playing DVDs. Tried downloading who knows what to get it right, tried playing around with the preferences. Still no audio.
I can only get audio if I click into each .Vob of the DVD, but the video is extremely pixelated and the audio is way off.
Better media players out there where I can simply play a DVD without frustration. GOM is probably the worst media player I've ever downloaded.
This is an excellent piece of conversion software.
I wanted to do a simple thing of converting the (6Gig) .avi file (from Premiere) to a divX file that would play directly on a TV.
With a little bit of practice I got StaxRip to give me a high quality (900Meg) divX file without errors, watermarks or ads that played perfectly on the TV.
Fenderstar's advice worked for me on my Win 7 Pro 32 bit system.
I use DVDStyler all of the author movies I have downloaded from torrents. Given the flex of this app, I can make them look pretty professional.
I have used avi ,mp4, mp3, mkv, flv, & even srt subtitle files with no problems. On the menus you can use png, jpeg, and ico files for backgrounds and buttons. You can dvds longer by lowering the bit rate, and make slide-shows on the fly.
Really the only complaint I have is when using wide screen movies they are stretched to fit a 16:9 screen and the picture is warped. The best work around is to add black borders to the original video on top & bottom so the ratio stays the same. This should be a built in option.
I rate DVDStyler 9 out of 10
Unfortunately it didnt work for me, win7 64bit
Thank's Raymonardo =) Excellent
Have tried several 21 day trial evaluation copies of AnyDVD HD 18.104.22.168 on several different computers. I was using DVD43 which seems to work 95% of the time for copying DVDs. However, have run into a few stubborn ones DVD43 wouldn't copy. AnyDVD copied them just fine.
I am now considering whether I really want to spend 65 Euros (almost $100 USD for the HD Blue Ray version) of AnyDVD to handle that 5% that DVD43 won't copy. DVD 43 and AnyDVD both seem to work great with my Win XP Pro and Nero Ultra VYZ
For freeware, this is very very good. I used to use ACID Express (also free). ACID allows beat matching between all of the looped samples, so there's no tweaking to do. Kristal Audio Engine doesn't do this. However, Kristal includes effects and the capability to import other effects. ACID makes you pay for that function. The Kristal Audio Engine software is so easy to use that I didn't have to read the documentation to figure out how to use it. Of course this is probably due to my familiarity with the ACID products, and both ACID and Kristal Audio Engine are similar in many ways. Essentially, you can either import samples (drums, synth, etc.) and "loop" them in the editor. I plugged a guitar into an amp simulator (SansAmp GT-2) straight into the mic input of my laptop. The resulting mix sounds very good. The only problem is a latency issue, but this won't be an issue if you have an ASIO sound card, or if you install an ASIO driver for your existing sound card. You can find the driver online for free.
If you're looking for a cheap way to get into home recording (and free is quite cheap), Kristal Audio Engine should do the trick.
I downloaded the standard package just to watch movies online and the audio makes a weird scratching noise (sounds like the audio keeps skipping) along with the background music and I can't even hear the actors' voice. Anyone tell me how to fix it?