dotTech Exclusive: Free Sog DVD Ripper Platinum!

Thanks for dotTech’s Free Advertising Initiative, dotTech has been able to bring dotTechies multiple commercial software for free. This post is about another such offering. This time we have teamed up SogSoft Inc. to bring you Sog DVD Ripper Platinum for free!

Sog DVD Ripper Platinum is a professional DVD ripper that allows users to rip DVDs to multiple different video formats. However, the highlight of Sog DVD Ripper Platinum is not that it can do DVD -> other format conversions, but rather that it can bypass DRM protection while doing it. (Public service reminder: Please only use DVD rippers – such as Sog DVD Ripper Platinum – for activities that are legal.) Here is a chart that sums up the jist of what Sog DVD Ripper Platinum supports:

Now at this point I am sure most dotTechies are thinking “Okay, but who is this SogSoft – I have never heard of them before?” Sure some dotTechies may not have heard of SogSoft in the past, but I am sure many dotTechies have heard of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. A little bit of digging and research reveals that Sog DVD Ripper Platinum and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum are one in the same; both are sourced from Freetime Software Inc. which is the former name of Digiarty Software Inc. the developer of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. To add icing to the cake, this promotion includes free updates and free technical support from SogSoft.

So, to get Sog DVD Ripper Platinum for free, follow these simple directions:

Version being given away for free: v5.0 Build 20080627

Free updates: Yes

Supported OS: Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/Windows 2003/Vista/Win7

Update: Kaspersky and a-squared are picking up Sog DVD Ripper Platinum as a trojan. As far as I know, Sog DVD Ripper Platinum is safe and these are false positive readings (see VirusTotal scan results and SiteAdvisor rating). If someone has any information that says otherwise, please do say.

  • Install Sog DVD Ripper Platinum.
  • After installation, register Sog DVD Ripper Platinum with the following registration information:

regname name: dotTech User

Note: This promotion is available to everyone – everyone may get it for free. However, this is a promotion. Please do not copy, paste, or reprint this registration information anywhere else including private or public forums, blogs, file hosting services, etc. If you want to spread information about this offer, you may link to this article by providing a permalink (alternative link) to your audience.

  • Enjoy!

If you have trouble taking advantage of this offer, please post below and I will try to help. Remember you can also contact SogSoft technical support for assistance.

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  1. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Al Bundy: I replied to your comment in the other thread about this issue. Maybe you have not ready it. Here it is again for your convenience:

    Are they? You sure about that? I know for sure IObit and DVDFast are the same, and I know SogSoft is a WinX reseller. I was told DVDFast is also a WinX reseller. (Take note that being a “reseller” does not mean they are the same two companies.)

    That said, assuming they all are the same company – and mind you I don’t think they all are the same company – it is common business practice to sell you products under multiple brand names because it helps maximize profits. As a consumer I don’t like it, but as a business most everyone does it (the most notorious example are automakers – often a luxury brand will be pretty much the same car as the non-luxury brand but the luxury brand will cost a lot more). That is not to say I am defending the business practice; I am just saying it isn’t one or two companies.

    In my personal book, selling your own products under a different brand name is not illegal, and it is not bad enough to be unethical; rather I see it as being distasteful – if companies do that they should be transparent about it.

  2. MikeR

    @ #44 & #45:

    Guess you won’t be interested in Ashraf’s GOTD reviews then. Because downloading a GOTD offer and keeping it “a few months” means you’ve just wasted your time and bandwidth.

    I’m surprised that people concerned about suspect software seem never to have Googled about their concerns. . . :idea:

    Had they done so, the word ‘Sandboxie’ would doubtless have appeared in the search results.

  3. Janakee

    Peter Pan – I agree with you on this one. Download, park it aside and leave for a while, then scan it with antivirus definitions a few months from now. Then consider installing.

    This is a practice that I do often if there is a doubt about some software or the source of the software.

    It also worries me that there is no comment from Sog Software. The developer could so easily clear any doubts. He has informed us that he will be scanning and reading our feedback.

    We under stand that certain software used a special script to do its work. A piece of software comes to mind called “Drive Snapshot” that creates a backup safety disk image.

    Because it has to address the hardware layer directly it needs to by-bass the operating system thus the need for the script. Some anti-virus products flag the scripting tool. However, the scripting tool is not being implemented in a malicious ways.

    Knowing this there is peace of mind.

    Sog Software – in the silence the doubts remain.


  4. Peter Pan

    Thank you Ashraf!

    Maybe this file is really infected, maybe not?

    For new files that are suspect in some way, and which I do not need immediately,
    I have my own personal strategy:

    1. Download to a secure place e.g. memory stick and mark it as insecure
    2. WAIT A WHILE AND DO NOT INSTALL INSTANTLY until antivirus definitions are updated (can last a few months!)
    3. then check before install

    that´s the way to be on the sure side

  5. Tim Head

    @Seeker1: I am the same to you, SogSoft support team email back to me, I noticed they are very busy with so many user’s comments. I think you will get your answer right away, The solution for me is open the software by right click, choose running way and administrator right, you will be noticed to register, input the regcode and regname…

  6. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Ethan: You are welcome =).

    @John: I am not particularly sure when updates will be released. That is up to the developer, although he has told me updates will be released “soon”.

    @Ed: You are welcome. When does it open IE after installation? I really don’t remember it doing that for me.

    @John G.: You are welcome =).

    @sean: You are welcome =). And I am not SogSoft but I think it should.

    @David .F: You are welcome =).

    @Adrian: Thanks for catching my mistake. It has been fixed. And you are welcome =).

    @jumbi: Thanks =). I am glad you enjoy it.

    @anemailname: You are welcome =).

    @moe-chan: I don’t know.

    @Jeffinprov: You are welcome =).

    @Chirs.L: You are welcome =).

    @MikeR: Nah its fine MikeR. I appreciate him catching my mistakes; someone should proofread my work, after all =P. Thanks for the support, though.

    @Jeanjean: Well WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and Sog DVD Ripper Platinum are pretty much the same software so if one is “professional” the other one has to be too =P. As for which one is “better” – I believe the WinX one is more recently updated, but otherwise they are the exact same.

    @TC: You are welcome =). No, it is permanent.

    @Seeker1: If after running Sog DVD Ripper Platinum you are not promoted to register it, then it registered fine. If not, you can always come back here and grab the registration information at your leisure in the future.

  7. Seeker1

    Just downloaded Sog DVD Ripper Platinum to a Windows 7, 64 bit OS and when I attempted to register the program everything froze (like Roland’s experience). I, too, rebooted my computer, (following Roland’s example). I don’t know if the program has been registered and I cannot find where I can input the registration information once again or where I can check for updates to the program? I have sent an email to Sog technical support for assistance but I have not yet received a response to my email.

  8. Jeanjean

    “Sog DVD Ripper Platinum is a professional DVD ripper” :
    thus WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is not and there is a significant difference (outside of the free updates)???
    Thanks Ashraf & Sogsoft!!

  9. Adrian

    “dotTech has been able to bring dotTechies multiple commercial for free.”

    shouldn’t that be

    “dotTech has been able to bring dotTechies multiple commercial software for free.”

    Anyway, thanks SogSoft and Ashraf for this program. The DRM functionality is very cool.

  10. sean

    Thanks Ashraf. I logged in and saw the add, and immediately went sweet, new stuff!

    @SogSoft: does the DRM bypass also bypass the protection on new DVD’s like Star Gate 2009 and Transformers 2?

  11. Ed

    Thanks, Ashraf. Apparently a good program, kudos for the freebie, but can anyone tell me why the developer forces Internet Explorer to open a webpage after installation? Most of your fans do not use IE (any version) and it is annoying, to say the least. Cheers.

  12. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Roland: You are welcome =).

    @OldElmerFudd: Thanks =).

    @raven: You are welcome =).

    @miou25: You are welcome =).

    @Toast: Ikarus and a-squared are the same, so technically two detections. However, I am pretty sure they are false positives by a-squared/Kaspersky considering majority of other ones don’t detect anything and SiteAdvisor gives a green rating (SiteAdvisor explicitly tested the software and found nothing wrong with it).

    @Shueygal: You are welcome =).

    @karen: It seems like Sog DVD Ripper Platinum has not been updated in a while but WinX has; so that copy feature may come in later versions. I have e-mailed the developer of Sog asking when he plans on updating Sog DVD Ripper Platinum and am waiting on a reply.

    @David: You are welcome =).

    @Shenley: I do believe its a false positive. Please see my answer to Toast above for more information.

    @Robert: Hmmm. It could be that you need admin privileges?

    @Grr: You are probably using Kaspersky, right? It is a false positive I think. Please see my answer to Toast above for more information.

    @Robert: Ah. Cool.

    @Andy: You are welcome =).

  13. Robert

    Welllll THAT was strange.
    Tried over and over and then saw something written about Comodo Firewall.
    I then noticed it wasn’t running ….yikes…
    After I started it up I was able to install program.

  14. Robert

    Does this have to be downloaded into the temp folder?
    I’m having difficulty getting it to install.

    Error message:

    Unable to execute file in the temporary directory.
    Setup aborted.
    Error 5: Access is denied.

  15. karen

    One thing that this does seem to be missing (that is in the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum) is a “Copy” tab.

    I’ve been using this copy feature to make a backup of all my DVDs without having to keep all of the .VOBs around. The copy feature does create a MPEG2 file but you don’t have any parameter choices as I imagine that it keeps the parameters as close to the original as possible. I’ve tried using the MPEG tab instead and using the DVD NTSC profile but this actually produces a slightly smaller file than the copy. Does anyone know what the differences would be?

    And thanks for the giveaway. Even though it is probably the same company as Digiarty, I’ll be trying this software out on a few problematic DVDs that WinX chokes on (part of the reason I’m copying all of them is that they have scratches and fingerprints on them from the kids).

  16. SogSoft

    Thanks Ashraf and friends here for your feedback, i am happy with your comments. I think them will help me out for taking your advice and make the new updates better. BTW, any question or advice , please feel free to contact me :

    Thanks again,

    Ashraf’s note: I moved this comment to the top since it is a comment by the developer.