DVDJon launches DoubleTwist

February 20, 2008 | 12:41

Tags: #conversion #converter #doubletwist #drm #johansen #video

Jon Lech Johansen, the man famous for cracking the original DVD CSS encryption and later Apple'ss (ironically-named) FairPlay DRM scheme, has gone legitimate with his new venture, having launched a new piece of software called DoubleTwist.

The new software can convert DRM infected video, music and photos so you can sync the media with other devices, meaning that your iTunes catalogue is no longer limited to only your iPod. You'll now be able to play that music on your PSP, another PC or phones like Nokia or Sony Ericsson.

It's free to download and prides itself on coming without Mal/Spy/Adware (unlike some "free" applications).

The slightly more controversial side of it allows you to share it with your friends - the software is very heavily tied into the social networking trend and there's even a Facebook application that rolls it all together.

Currently, as is the tradition with these things, it's still beta and there are some performance issues - it tends to cripple your system for a few minutes without telling when it tries to find media, but apart from that it's really very intuitive and well laid out.

Give it a go and let us know what you think! Does it cure all your DRM ills, or does it have flaws? Let us know your thoughts, in the forums.

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