dotTech Exclusive: Free WinX DVD Author!

Recently, dotTechies were treated with the ability to get Sog DVD Ripper Platinum for free. Today I am here to tell you about yet another dotTech Exclusive promotion for dotTechies to enjoy. This time dotTech has teamed up with Digiarty Software to bring everyone WinX DVD Author for free!

WinX DVD Author is a program that allows you to you to author DVDs. In other words, it allows you to take non-DVD format compliant videos, convert them to DVD-compliant format, and burn them to a DVD disk; plus it allows you to add DVD menus, chapters, etc. Here are the main features of WinX DVD Author as per the developer:

To learn more about WinX DVD Author in detail, please read the full review I wrote on it last year.

To get WinX DVD Author for free, follow these simple steps:

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

Version being given out for free: v5.5.1 Build 20090817

Free updates: No

  • Download and install WinX DVD Author.
  • After installation, run WinX DVD Author and you should be prompted to register the software:

Register it with the following:

  • Reg Name: dvdauthordottech
  • Reg Code: FTDVD-646107603814411609407014645114

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.

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  • dodi nugraha

    is  this giveaway ended ?

  • KuyaTo

    just downloaded it and the registration info worked fine. im using Win 7 x64. thanks for the freebie! i love the fact that one can add menus and chapters.

  • diana

    registration info you provided doesn’t work, says it’s only a trial

  • O. Lamoree

    Thanks a lot for this excellent proggy, it works just fine and now I can get all these short and varied endings videos off of my hard drive.  Great gift.

  • Ashraf

    @highway: It works just fine – I just tried it. Try using a different browser to refreshing your browser cache.

  • highway

    download link doesn’t work

  • fishingjoe

    Thank you that work
    tight lines

  • swolf2010

    @fishingjoe: you need to run as Administrator


    Hey, Ashraf!
    There have been several Win X DVD giveaways from several sites, but when trying to download the giveaway, I always get the message “Firefox [ 3.6.3 ] can’t find the server at“. The same message pops up with today’s link of,

    I have tried the links in Opera and IE8 with no luck.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for your site, your work, and in advance for your help.

  • fishingjoe

    After I register  Win X DVD  and try  to use later it ask me to register again
    I am using win 7 64 bit

  • Ashok

    Thanks Ashraf. Interestingly, after install I noticed the default DVD language to be Chinese (under settings) and DVD burner to be Modual1 (is that a typo or I don’t know the terms Modual1 Modual2?)

    I seem to get a better value from dotTech than Whatever OATD. There is a lot of crapware offered there now and management goes out of their way to ask vendors to cripple their goodware e.g. v9.5 for what should be 10, taking features out to create limitedware ;)

  • Ande

    Wizard is wise…..

  • Sandeep

    Will it be able to convert .mkv format to DVD format??????

  • Sandeep

    Thanks for the offer Ashraf.
    You always ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mukhi

    forgot when i last burned a DVD (most probably when i installed win7RC), will probably not burn DVD anymore, at least for media, as i use digital files only now. thanks ashraf.

  • giovanni

    Thanks Ashraf for your prompt answer.

    You know I didn’t notice that today’s freebie is the same version as the one given by GAOTD last year, so I thought that all the bugs you mentioned in your past review  were removed by the developer.

    As Jean Jean I have in my HD the installer of vers version (never used though…LOL!!)  but, according to your words, for some odd reasons this version (5.5.1)  is newer than vers. 5.5.8 (???): right??

    So if this version is the same as the one you reviewed last year, I can’t see any reason to prefer this tool to the open source DVD FLICK.

    Do you agree with me buddy??


  • Mags

    Thx Ashraf.
    I know I don’t post replies very often nor post much in the forums, just too busy at times.  But just wanted to say that I always appreciate your reviews and offers like these.

  • Celestse

    Ashraf, I haven’t downloaded this yet but it looks like a winner.  I followed your link from GAOFTD, and have been reading your reviews there ever since I found that site about a month ago.  Just want to tell you how very much appreciated you are for your in-depth analysis and clear summaries of freebie software.  It’s incredibly helpful  for those of us who are always seeking an edge in our projects but don’t have the technical knowhow to really figure out the pros and cons of different software by ourselves.  

  • Ashraf

    @Dr.H: Well I thought minor updates would be something like v5.5.1 -> v5.5.2 (i.e. v5 updates but not v5 -> v6 update) but apparently not. I have contacted the developer for more information about this issue.

    @jSwann0: You are welcome =).

    @Bence: You are welcome =).

    @Ken DP: I don’t know about the accuracy of this particular TopTen Review (I didn’t read it) but in general I find TopTen Reviews to not be very good/accurate. Just food for thought.

    @Murphy: You are welcome =).

    @Ron: While I am not saying TopTenReviews is “wrong” and Softpedia is “right” I find that – in general – Softpedia reviews tend to be a lot more accurate. Then, of course, there is always my review too =).

    @Jeanjean: Yes this is v5.5.1. I also have the installer for v5.5.8 from last year’s promotion. However, to be honest, v5.5.1 seems to be newer than v5.5.8 for some odd reason – v5.5.1 is larger in file size, and v5.5.2 is the latest version available from WinX DVD Author’s homepage. I think the v5.5.8 may have been a mistake.

    @giovanni: Read my review please.

    @Mr.Dave: You are welcome =).

    @Mike: Thanks for the support =D

    @Joji: Not forever, but the specific timing has not been set in stone as of yet. For now it is available for at least 1-2 months… from then we will see.

    @Nic: I agree – v5.5.1 -> v5.5.2 should be a “minor update” and hence available to update. I will contact developer about this – thanks for pointing this out.

  • Nic

    Hi Ashraf. Thanks for the freebie. I noticed from your description Free updates: Minor updates only”. I have just downloaded the current version 5.5.2 from their site, which seems like a minor update to me, and installed. Now when opening I get ‘This is a trial version: please buy the full version’; even after re-entering the serial supplied. Managed to revert to 5.5 ok. Thought people might like to know before trying to update.

  • Joji

    When will this giveaway end? Will it last forever?

    …and thanks for the giveaway! Great alternative to “Ashampoo MyAutoplay Menu”!

  • Mike

    @Ron:  Well, I guess you could check Ashraf’s own earlier review …   ;)

    @giovanni: You might want to check out Ashraf’s earlier review as well.

  • Mr.Dave

    Thanks, Ashraf.  Already had the GAOTD version of this, nice to have one I can re-install when needed!

  • giovanni

    Hey Ashraf,

    what’s better??

    WinX DVD Author or DVD Flick?

  • Jeanjean

    Thanks, but I have already been able to get it for free ( … on their site I think), but it was version
    This offer relates to the version I believe ?!

  • Ron

    @Ron: Munged the URL!
    It’s pretty easy to cherry-pick reviews to suit your needs, I suppose…

  • Ron

    @Ken DP: It’s pretty easy to cherry-pick reviews to suit your needs, I suppose…

  • Murphy

    Thanks for this opportunity .
    Best regards !

  • Ken DP
  • Bence

    Thanks for the offer.

  • jSwann0

    Merci beaucoup Ashraf.

  • Dr.H


      thank you ashraf…i want just ask about what did you mean, free updates is for minor updates only

  • Ashraf

    One thing I would like to highlight about Digiarty Software is how very willing they were to work with me when I asked them to fix their “awards” section in accordance with MikeR’s recent post. In other words, the “awards” and “reviews” listed at WinX DVD Author’s homepage are 100% legit and accurate now, and the person at Digiarty Software I have been in contact with has assured me the same will be done continuously with all their other products.

    So, yes the developer may have done some bad things for “awards” and “reviews” before (they did a lot of “award swapping” as MikeR calls it), you have to give them credit now for being willing to change.

    Just thought I should point that out.