Since September WinX has been running a promotion giving away their WinX DVD Platinum for free (it is still going on). Now they have started a new promotion giving away WinX DVD Author (v5.5.8) for free (promotion ends on 12:00 AM GMT November 1, 2009).
WinX DVD Author is a program that allows you to author DVDs (just like DVDFlick). I actually did a full review on WinX DVD Author v5.5 back in May so if you want to know the good, the bad, and the ugly about WinX DVD Author in detail, feel free to read the review. However, here is a quick summary of the features of WinX DVD Author (as per the developer):
Convert video to DVD and burn DVD from DVD folder
This DVD authoring software enables you to burn DVD from video files and create DVD from popular video formats, such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, MP4, ASF, DivX, XviD, MOV, RM, etc.
DVD Menu maker
This DVD author is capable of customizing DVD menu by adding background picture, audio, title, etc. Making DVD movies with attractive chapter & menu designed by yourself
Easily clip video files
You are allowed to trim video file by setting the start time and the end time, get your favorite segment converted to DVD movie. It is capable of putting several clips into one DVD
Support both PAL and NTSC
The Author supports both NTSC, the video format standard of the America, and PAL, the video standard overseas
Support both DVD-9 and DVD-5
You are allowed to burn your video to DVD-9 (8200MB) and DVD-5 (4300MB)
Support both widescreen and standard TV
DVDs can be formatted for either 16:9 for widescreen TV, or 4:3 for standard TV
Here are some quick FAQs on this promotion:
Q: Why do you give away WinX DVD Author?
A: We will release brand new WinX DVD Author version in the beginning of next year, so we want to give away to collect customer’s suggestions as many as possible for the major upgrade.
Q: Will this FREE DVD Author still work after the Oct.31?
A: Yes, this version will work lifetime, you can keep it as long as your wish.
Q: Will I be able to upgrade this version to a newer version for free?
A: No, free lifetime upgrades is only for the purchased, not this give away version. However, we can provide you with upgrade version for free if any useful suggestions could be received from you. Besides, if you join our newsletter, you will receive special discount when the upgrade version is available.
To get WinX DVD Author for free, simply follow these links (there is no need for any registration code; just install the software):
Version being given away: v5.5.8
Supported OS: Windows 98, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista (32 & 64 bit), Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit)