Ezine 182 – It’s A Ripper!

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum WinX DVD Ripper

Last week Sophia of Digiary Software wrote to me offering 10 free copies of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum to you my readers.

Ripper Details

WinX DVD Ripper Platinum can rip the content of DVDs to all popular video formats such as AVI, MOV, FLV, WMV, MPEG, MP4 and 3GP. What’s more, it also owns the ability of ripping different DVDs (including encrypted DVDs) to Sony PSP, Apple iPhone, iPod, iTouch, Apple TV, Zune and Mobile phones. Learn more about the update log. This DVD ripper software supports multi-core CPU and is fully compatible with Windows 7.

Digiary promise that WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the fastest DVD ripping solution in the market. Besides converting DVD to regular video formats, 1:1 DVD copy enables you to backup your DVD with original video, audio and subtitles within only 5 minutes (the processing time also depends on your CPU and DVD driver speed).

Key Question: Which 10 Readers Deserve a Ripper Freebie?

1) Those who have previously sent me recommendations for tools and utilities.  If you fancy a free DVD Ripper, please identify yourselves today February 3rd 2010.

2) Those who have a new recommendation for a utility, and email their suggestion by the end of today February 3rd 2010.

Please note: For those who have no utilities to recommend WinX DVD produce a free version of their ripper. 

Guy’s Daydreams

Over the last 4 years Paul DeBrino has led the way in sharing with me network utilities and computer gadgets that he has found useful.  Also numerous other readers have chipped in and all their research has provided me with a fascinated glimpse of what is out there on the internet.  Most of these handy little programs are free, have trialware, or cost very little.

All these computer tools convince me that there are more opportunities than ever for entrepreneurs to develop utilities, gadgets, or whatever name you give these gismos.  Dave Kendrick comes to mind with his simple but effective CopyRite.

Daydreams lead me to wonder about creating my own ‘Dragon’s Den’ and help people by investing my own money in their nascent products for a share of any future profits.  On other days I am more unfocussed and just think of helping new developers by simply recommending their products in my ezine.


CopyRite XP 2.0 by DaveSoft © is a powerful new tool which sits on top of Microsoft RoboCopy. CopyRite adds sophistication to file copy, backup or synchronization.

CopyRite is a feature-rich system that David Kendrick has designed to perform all Microsoft RoboCopy functions.  The key feature is an easy-to-use interface instead of that tricky command-line syntax.

Guy Recommends: Tools4ever’s UMRAUMRA The User Management Resource Administrator

Tired of writing scripts? The User Management Resource Administrator solution by Tools4ever offers an alternative to time-consuming manual processes.

It features 100% auto provisioning, Helpdesk Delegation, Connectors to more than 130 systems/applications, Workflow Management, Self Service and many other benefits. Click on the link for more information onUMRA.

Will and Guy’s Humour

True Calls to the Emergency Services [911 in USA and 999 in UK]

Call one – Wrong gear?
Dispatcher: 911 What is your emergency?
Caller: I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown house on the corner.

Dispatcher: Do you have an address?
Caller: No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?

Call two – Wrong Child?
Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What’s the nature of your emergency?
Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart

Dispatcher: Is this her first child?
Caller: No, you idiot! This is her husband!

See more funny phone calls and numbers here.

Lots of useful utilities

E 200 Stuxnet  • Metro UI  •Review of Real-time Bandwidth Monitor  • Windows 8 Remote Desktop

E 199 Apps  •E 197 iPad   • E 188 Toast  •E 183 Utilities  •E 182 Ripper  •E 178 LoJack

E 165 Nifty Utilities   • E 125 Nifty Tools  • E 106 Tips  • E 99 Tips  • Virtualization Manager  • Ezines