Free WinX DVD Author (for a limited time so hurry)!

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)

WinX DVD Author promotion page [direct download]

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  • Damian

    Softpedia have not yet removed their DL so as of the time of this post you can still get it here:

  • Kenney

    I like how easy it is to manipulate the menus on this program.

  • Sue D. Nymme

    Hey everybody,

    Thanks for the tips and suggestions! You guys are great.

    — Sue

  • Walkley

    It’s very useful tool who want to back up video to DVD, like me. hehee

  • a simple happy man

    Hi Ashraf and all

    Since I told my extended family I’d collate all the family’s 35mm films, home videos and photos in one collection I’ve had hundreds of all sorts of types of home movies going way back when and more photos than I could take in a lifetime land in my lap and this is something that will definitely help. Thank you

    @ Sue D Nymme

    This is a good place to get the information your after:

    and this one is a bit of a slog through all the FAQs, but I assure you there are loads of the answers you are looking for in there somewhere it’s called DVD Demystified and gives lots and lots of information:

    Both are free services although just be aware that some of the links they show may be after selling you their own products but others are chock a block full of easy to follow information.

    Good Luck

  • Jyo

    Has anyone tested it to see if this supports subtitles? And has those pesky bugs been resolved yet since version 5.5?

  • Sue D. Nymme:
    What you need are 3 diffrent programs. First you need a DVD Ripper, that will take the DVDs and convert them to some format that you can edit, like WMV, MPEG, MP4, or AVI. Then you need a video editor to well edit the video, depending on the ouput format of the ripper you can just use Windows Movie Maker to to that. Finnally you need a DVD Burner/Author to put the video back on to DVD. If you have Vista or 7, you can just use Windows DVD Maker, other wise if you have a DVD burner, it usually comes with some DVD Burning/Authoring Software you can use.

    Hope this helps!

  • Sue D. Nymme

    Ashraf, I have a stupid and embarrassing question, so I hope you will humor a middle-aged reader who has never quite figured out video technology.

    I have a DVD recorder in my entertainment center, and I often record movies and other TV programs to DVD. I know there must be some way to take the DVDs to my computer, edit out the commercials, and add titles and menus — but I’m darned if I know what it is. Every time I try to find programs to do this, I get lost in a sea of confusion — VOBs, encodings, pointers, oh my! I am computer literate but get bogged down in the terminology and in the whole massive background in video you need to know.

    All I want is to remove certain segments (commercials) from my recordings. The ability to add menus and chapter breaks would be nice, but is optional. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Anemailname

    Thank you! You are right on point yet again!
    My Nero just tanked! LOL

  • Eric

    thanks, just in time