Have you been hunting around for a great all-in-one solution for converting your DVD movies into a format that can be used on other devices, such as an iPod? FairUse Wizard 2.8 might be just what the doctor ordered, and lucky for you it’s free for a limited time (normally $20).
The newest version, which is what you get for free, includes predefined profiles for all of the most popular devices that you would want to watch your videos on. This way you can throw a movie into your DVD drive, select the type of device you want it encoded for, and walk away while it does all of the dirty work. You can also create your own profiles if you so desire, but here are the ones that it comes with:
- Standalone MPEG-4 Player
- TiVo HD
- iPod Video
- iPod Touch
- Apple TV
- Xbox 360
The FairUse Wizard website has crumbled under all of the traffic they have been receiving by offering the free deal, but don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. You don’t need to obtain a serial number or anything along those lines to get it for free, and so we’ve posted a mirror of FairUse Wizard 2.8 that will be fully functional immediately after installation.
I’ve never used this software before for any conversions, and so I’m not sure how great it works. It’s installed on my machine now though, and I plan on using it the next time I have a movie to convert. If you’ve got any experience with this software let us know how well it works.
IMPORTANT: After the installation has finished you’ll be asked whether you want to install a toolbar in Internet Explorer or Firefox, and have it change your default search engine. This is probably not something you want to do, and I recommend unchecking the box.