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Rip, copy, and convert DVDs with free A-one DVD Tools (today only)

Normally priced at $51.95, this DVD-copying and -ripping suite is available free of charge--but only for today.


Freebie-software site Giveaway of the Day serves up another gem today in the form of A-one DVD Tools, which includes separate utilities for copying and ripping DVDs. It normally sells for $51.95, but if you download and install it before midnight today (June 7), it's free and clear.

A-one DVD Copy promises to duplicate even protected DVDs in as little as 30 minutes. A-one DVD Ripper will convert your DVDs to just about any format, including Divx, AVI, iPod, PSP, Zune, and 3GP. You can learn more about the two programs at developer Yaoming's site, but remember to click the Giveaway of the Day link up top to get the freebie. (Also, note that this download has two registration numbers instead of the usual one. You'll find them in the readme file.)

A-one DVD Tools is compatible with most versions of Windows. (Vista isn't expressly mentioned, but it seems to be working fine at my end.) If you miss out on the giveaway, there's always freeware superstar Handbrake, which also makes quick work of ripping and converting DVDs.