Both of these programs are available for free until 10/31/2009. I see the Ripper program was previously listed here as free until the end of September, so it looks like they're just extending the free download period. I haven't used either of these so I don't know how good/bad they are.
http://www.winxdvd.com/specialoffer/oct09.htm WinX DVD Author
http://www.winxdvd.com/specialoffer/sep0902.htm WinX DVD Ripper
I'll check them out for free anyday!
so these downloads STAY ACTIVE even after the free giveaway is done?
because if the programs have a expiration date say a few months from now. then there is no point in even trying em imho.