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#1 Rodasm

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 09:44 AM

Perhaps I'm naive but I thought 'free' meant it doesn't cost anything.
I have been on many sites looking for free dvd burning. It says free untill you download it, then it's useless without dipping into your pocket.
I know I can buy a programme but as I don't do a lot of burning I thought it would be nice if it was free.
I went on Grinler's freeware replacement list and dowloaded burning software shown on there. It claimed...a Windows XP .NET 2.0 application that can be used to burn CD-R/CD-RW/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL/BD-RE. It includes the ability to burn both data disk, audio disk and video disk (include VCD and DVDs) - twardnw
Good eh? Actually all it did for free was burn cd's. "It includes the ability" ok, but not without crossing their palms with silver first
No such thing as a free meal.
I suppose trades descriptions doesn't apply to the internet! :thumbsup:
I'm not criticising Grinler, just the con merchants

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 10:14 AM

Didn't you see imgburn?
Go no further
http://www.imgburn.com/

Some sites offer free cut down versions but you really have to search their site for it
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Posted 29 September 2009 - 03:03 PM

Thanks Garmanma.
Iíve downloaded it. Now all I have to do is go through 105 pages of guff which may be a bit taxing on me old brain, emphasis on old :thumbsup:
In the memorable words of Captain Lawrence Oats, "and I may be some time" :flowers:

Edited by Rodasm, 29 September 2009 - 03:31 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 03:09 AM

When I read the first line of the original post, I got all excited because I thought I was going to be able to give my eight hour discourse on the meanings of Free (Libra) and Free (Gratis) software, starting with a brief (90 minutes) lecture on the history of the Free Software Foundation followed by a twenty minute condensed talk on the life and times of Richard M. Stallman, then segueing into an analysis of the GNU General Public License, version 1, followed by a comparative between versions 1,2, and 3 of the GNU GPL (3 hours), a ten minute coffee break, and finishing off with a three hour seminar dissecting Eric S. Raymond's seminal essay "The Cathedral and the Bazaar," Neal Stephanson's monumental treastise "In the Beginning Was The Command Line," and finally the collected works of J.R.R. Tolkien and how they model the ideal of the gift economy in pretechnological times.

Sadly, I was mistaken. But ImgBurn is a superior program. I'd also point you at DVDFlick, which uses ImgBurn as it's burning engine.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 07:44 AM

When I read the first line of the original post, I got all excited because I thought I was going to be able to give my eight hour discourse on the meanings of Free (Libra) and Free (Gratis) software, starting with a brief (90 minutes) lecture on the history of the Free Software Foundation followed by a twenty minute condensed talk on the life and times of Richard M. Stallman, then segueing into an analysis of the GNU General Public License, version 1, followed by a comparative between versions 1,2, and 3 of the GNU GPL (3 hours), a ten minute coffee break, and finishing off with a three hour seminar dissecting Eric S. Raymond's seminal essay "The Cathedral and the Bazaar," Neal Stephanson's monumental treastise "In the Beginning Was The Command Line," and finally the collected works of J.R.R. Tolkien and how they model the ideal of the gift economy in pretechnological times.


Are the DVD's available?

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:01 AM

When I read the first line of the original post, I got all excited because I thought I was going to be able to give my eight hour discourse on the meanings of Free (Libra) and Free (Gratis) software, starting with a brief (90 minutes) lecture on the history of the Free Software Foundation followed by a twenty minute condensed talk on the life and times of Richard M. Stallman, then segueing into an analysis of the GNU General Public License, version 1, followed by a comparative between versions 1,2, and 3 of the GNU GPL (3 hours), a ten minute coffee break, and finishing off with a three hour seminar dissecting Eric S. Raymond's seminal essay "The Cathedral and the Bazaar," Neal Stephanson's monumental treastise "In the Beginning Was The Command Line," and finally the collected works of J.R.R. Tolkien and how they model the ideal of the gift economy in pretechnological times.

Sadly, I was mistaken. But ImgBurn is a superior program. I'd also point you at DVDFlick, which uses ImgBurn as it's burning engine.


duz yor ed urt :thumbsup:

Edited by Rodasm, 30 September 2009 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 08:21 AM

I'd also point you at DVDFlick, which uses ImgBurn as it's burning engine.


I downloaded AVS Video Converter 6.3 from the above.

What does Non-activated mean? How do I activate it? Can I use it as is?

OK I found it. Refer to my first comment :thumbsup:

Edited by Rodasm, 30 September 2009 - 08:27 AM.


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 11:55 AM

I'd also point you at DVDFlick, which uses ImgBurn as it's burning engine.


I downloaded AVS Video Converter 6.3 from the above.

What does Non-activated mean? How do I activate it? Can I use it as is?

OK I found it. Refer to my first comment :thumbsup:

Huh? I saw no links or mention of AVS Video Converter on the DVD Flick site. I'm confused... :flowers:

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

When I read the first line of the original post, I got all excited because I thought I was going to be able to give my eight hour discourse on the meanings of Free (Libra) and Free (Gratis) software, starting with a brief (90 minutes) lecture on the history of the Free Software Foundation followed by a twenty minute condensed talk on the life and times of Richard M. Stallman, then segueing into an analysis of the GNU General Public License, version 1, followed by a comparative between versions 1,2, and 3 of the GNU GPL (3 hours), a ten minute coffee break, and finishing off with a three hour seminar dissecting Eric S. Raymond's seminal essay "The Cathedral and the Bazaar," Neal Stephanson's monumental treastise "In the Beginning Was The Command Line," and finally the collected works of J.R.R. Tolkien and how they model the ideal of the gift economy in pretechnological times.


And I would have to blow my brains out again... :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

Yikes, I only saw the AVS video converter on that site :thumbsup:
After looking properly I now see the DVD Flick download button :flowers:
A senior moment :trumpet:
I'm going to download it now.
Ta for help Amazing Andrew

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:44 PM

And I would have to blow my brains out again... :inlove:

You know you love my lectures. Admit it.

Yikes, I only saw the AVS video converter on that site :thumbsup:
After looking properly I now see the DVD Flick download button :flowers:
A senior moment :trumpet:
I'm going to download it now.
Ta for help Amazing Andrew

You quite welcome!

Though that must've been the most senior of all senior moments because I still can't find the reference to AVS on the DVD Flick page... was it an ad? (I block ads)

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 30 September 2009 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:43 PM

Though that must've been the most senior of all senior moments because I still can't find the reference to AVS on the DVD Flick page... was it an ad? (I block ads)


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Must have been. I don't know how to block ads :flowers:

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:50 PM

I don't know how to block ads :flowers:



When you see an ad,

immediately close your eyes.

Works 100% of the time for me!

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:54 PM

Firefox and AdBlock plus FTW!

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:01 AM

And I would have to blow my brains out again... :flowers:


:thumbsup: Epic lol right there!

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