[Contest] ConvertXtoDVD and ConvertXtoVideo licenses (15 in total)
Update2: Contest is over, however you can still get ConvertXtoDVD for free via TrialPay. To do so just visit this url for details: ConvertXtoDVD free via Trialpay.
Update: Here’s the official endorsement for this contest from VSO’s Twitter account:
The great software contests continue! This time you can win one of the 15 licenses available: 10 lucky winners will get licenses for VSO’s ConvertXtoVideo and 5 lucky winners will get licenses for ConvertXtoDVD – probably the most popular video converter software. Each license is around $40 so the total contest value is almost $600. Here are the rules for the contest:
- Please submit your First/Last name as those are mandatory to receive the license if you win. If you don’t enter your first/last name and win, you’ll be disqualified (this is a requirement from VSO to be able to generate the licenses correctly).
- Use the Rafflecopter widget to participate in the contests, only 1 action is mandatory to participate, but you can do more actions to increase the winning chance
- One entry per IP so don’t participate with different email accounts from the same IP as I’ll be able to see in the backend
- Contest lasts between Wednesday 18-Mar-2015 (12 a.m. GMT+2) and Monday 23-Mar-2015 (11:59 p.m. GMT+2)
- The prize consists of 10 licenses for ConvertXtoVideo and 5 licenses of ConvertXtoDVD (15 licenses in total)
- Each license includes free updates for 1 year, just as purchased via their main website (you can still continue to use the software after 1 year, just you won’t get free updates).
So yes, in total there are 15 licenses with courtesy from VSO software. The winners’ details, assuming all provided their first/last names aside their emails, will be sent to VSO and they will handle the part where licenses are generated and sent out. As an idea, this is the email you’ll receive if you’re one of the lucky 15:
Back to our business, the widget below allows you to participate in this contest:
Both programs are developed by VSO Software, a company founded in 2002 (13 years in Internet age is like 65 years in another industry) that has been developing multimedia software ever since, from the beautiful French town of Toulouse. If you want to be envious just go to Google images and search for “Toulouse”. Their flagship product is ConvertXtoDVD, a program that lets you basically convert any multimedia format into a DVD format that can be rendered on your TV or other rendering device. These videos can also be converted to ISO files if you want to emulate those on your computer and even have the videos written on USB discs. Here’s a selection of its features I consider to be summing up pretty good what it does:
- Multiple input formats. ConvertXtoDVD supports a multitude of Video, Audio and Subtitle formats. As video formats you can import the popular ones (obviously) such as .avi, .divx, .flv, .mpg, .mkv, .wmv, .xvid, .mp4, .mov, Blu-rays, DVDs and almost 40 other video formats I even forgot they exist (for instance the dreadful .rm Real Player format). With regards to the audio input formats supported, it can recognize .ac3, .dts, .mp3, .wav, .wma, .flac or Matroska formats and a dozen others. Lastly, subtitles can be in .sub, .srt, .ssa or other formats such as the ones in Blu-ray discs or DVB/DVD subtitles. I doubt there’s a multimedia format you have that ConvertXtoDVD won’t be able to recognize. That’s what the X from its title comes from, it stands for “Any Format” (kinda’ made that up but it fits).
- Output to DVD or ISO. All those input files can be converted and burned to DVDs or even USB. The DVD files can be created in standard formats (VOB files) to guarantee compatibility with all DVD players. It can convert NTSC to PAL region formats and vice-versa. If you don’t need to burn those to a DVD you can also output those files to an ISO format or store it directly on your computer.
- Customize output. ConvertXtoDVD won’t do only the conversion from the input format to the output, but also gives you the option to customize its result. Thus you can create menus with videos and music, cut unwanted parts of the video or rotate it (automatic or on demand), add chapters, add brightness/contrast and many more customizations available. The cool thing is that you can preview what the output will be like via the integrated video player with live preview. Lastly the size of the output can be modified, with various SD resolutions available, 16:9 widescreen + 4:3 fullscreen or a custom size.
- Subtitle support. If the original video doesn’t have subtitles no problem at all, you can get subtitles from places such as OpenSubtitles or one of the other dozen sources and throw that into the input mix – the output will show the subtitles so you can enjoy the video in your own language. As far as formats, an incredible array of subtitle inputs are supported from TEXT formats to GRAPHICS or even Blu-ray/DVD embedded subtitles. The subtitles can be synchronized (as well as the video/audio for that matter).
- Batch converter. Multiple conversions can be processed simultaneously or even multiple copies, as long as you have the resources available. And if you have a multi-core processor ConvertXtoDVD can use its power as its internal burn engine (powered by VSO) is optimized for multiple cores.
- Advanced features. Obviously I can’t cover here all its features and there’s a lot of advanced one, such as the two pass encoding for enhanced quality output, the use of hardware decoding (faster conversions), de-interlacing videos or getting advice from the internal quality adviser. Lastly, you can have your computer turn off automatically when the job is finished.
I told you, this is one of the most advanced multimedia tools and definitely a suitable companion for entertainment enthusiasts – you can read the rest of its features and get a trial on their main website. You can download a trial which lasts for 7 days and if you win just input your key and it will convert it to the full version. If you don’t win and the trial expires, you will still be able to use the program after just that a watermark will be added to the resulting video.
The other program offered as part of this contest is the newly launched ConvertXtoVideo. While the input formats are basically within the lines of those supported by ConvertXtoDVD, this one will output in various formats and can also burn to dvd. So say you have a Matroska video file and want that converted to .avi, ConvertXtoVideo will handle that. And not only, as you can output the original file to AVCHD, Blu-ray, DVD Video, AVI, HD video, Matroska, MPEG/MPEG-4, Ogg Vorbis, MP4 and Xvid.
Since there are 15 licenses in total the chances of winning one are quite high, so hurry up and sign-up for the contest and invite your friends. Again, be sure to enter both your first and last names to have a valid entry, otherwise you’ll be disqualified. Last but not least, if you’ve played around with one of these tools or any other VSO Software products just feel free to drop a comment on your impression. After testing ConvertXtoDVD I can simply say that the French not only make great cheese, but great software as well.