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Digital Media / Digital Photography / Digital Video

Blank Discs/Cases

Buy.com
ca.Buy.com (Canada)
cdrdvdrmedia
CheckOutStore
ClamCase
Meritline.com
Supermediastore
Photo/Video Cameras

Adorama
Abe's of Maine
B&H
Beach Camera
BuyDig
Calumet Photo
J&R
OneCall
Samy's Camera
Vann's
Photo/Video Software, Misc

Academic Superstore
ACDSee
Adobe
Adobe.co.uk (UK)
Adobe.fr (France)
Adobe.de (Germany)
Adobe.se (Sweden)
Any DVD Converter
AnyDVD (Slysoft)
AoAMedia.com
Applian
AVS4YOU
Audials
ConvertXtoDVD (VSO Software)
Corel
Cucusoft
CyberLink
CloneDVD (Elby)
DVDFab (Fengtao)
GoPhoto
Hancock Fabrics
Hulu Plus
IsoBuster
iuVCR (iuLabs)
MainConcept (Rovi)
Monoprice
muvee
My Memories Suite
Neato
Nero
TMPGEnc (Pegasys)
Pinnacle
Roku
Roxio.com
Roxio.co.uk
SonyCreativeSoftware.com
Topaz Labs
VCD Easy
VideoBlocks.com
Womble
Video/Computer Hardware

BatteriesPlus
Best Buy
Circuit City
Crucial
Crucial UK
Dell.ca (Canada)
eBay.com
eCost
Geeks.com

MacMall
Mwave.com
Newegg.ca
Newegg.com
Office Depot
OfficeMax
OnSale
Overstock.com
Tech For Less
TheNerds.net
TigerDirect
TigerDirect Canada
Toshiba Direct
Walmart


Website Design, Hosting, Domains

Domain Names

123-reg
GoDaddy
Hostgator
Namecheap
Web Hosting A-H

1&1
1&1 UK
100tb
123systems
3essentials
A Small Orange
AN Hosting
Arvixe
Atlantic.net
Big Scoots
Blue Host
Burst.net
BuyVM
Cartika Hosting
Cool Handle
Crocweb
Cyberhost Pro
Dataflame
Dot5
Downtown Host
EasyCGI
Easy Space
Eleven2
eUKhost
EuroVPS
Evolucix
Fasthosts
FatCow
Froghost
Futurehosting
GearHost
GeekStorage
GlowHost
GoDaddy
GreenGeeks
Hawkhost
Heart Internet
Hostable
HostaVPS
HostDime
Hostgator
Hostmonster
HostNexus
Hostpapa
HostRocket
HostV
Web Hosting I-Z

InMotion
Interactive Online
iPage
IPOWER
IX WebHosting
JaguarPC
JodoHost
Just Host
KickAssVPS
Knownhost
KoDDoS
LiquidWeb
LiquidWeb StormOnDemand
Lunarpages
MDDHosting
Media Temple
Midphase
miniVPS
MochaHost
myhosting.com
Namecheap
NetDepot
Netfirms
Nethosting
Ninja Hawk
Ninja Lion
Omnis Network
PowWeb
Register.com
ServerIntellect
ServerPronto
Site5
SiteGround

Softsys Hosting
SolarVPS
Speedy Sparrow
StableHost
StartLogic
Stream101
Superb Internet
UK2NET
VMPort
Web Hosting Pad
Web.com
Web.com (Windows)
web-hosting.com
WebHostingBuzz
WebzPro
WestHost
WinHost
WiredTree
WireNine
WP Engine

Web Design Themes, Tools

AppThemes
Constant Contact
Elegant Themes
FlashFXP
Flexi Themes
Gabfire Themes
GetResponse
HeliconTech
Link-Assistant
OmniTheme
SEO Power Suite
(Link-Assistant)
SQLyog
(Webyog)
Shareasale.com
StreamSend
StudioPress
Theme Forest
vBSEO
vBulletin
VerticalResponse
WS_FTP (Ipswitch)



Computer Software / Entertainment / Gadgets

Software -Antivirus, Utilities

Autodesk
Avira
Bitdefender
Diskeeper
DiskInternals
ESET
F-Secure
Kaspersky Lab
Malwarebytes

McAfee
McAfee
Paragon
Raxco
Symantec
Symantec (Norton)
Trend Micro
Tweak7 (Totalidea)
Entertainment: DVD, Games, etc

AllPosters.com
Art.com
Best Deal Magazines
DiscountMags.com
Entertainment Earth
FansEdge.com
iTunes
Jerkass Clothing
JJGames
MagazineLine
Mighty Ape
myComicShop.com
TFAW (Things From Another World)
ThinkGeek
USA Today
Warner Brothers
YesAsia
Chinese Knock-Off Gadgets

AliExpress (Alibaba)
Eforcity
Focalprice
Ink, PrintingSoftware

123Inkjets
4inkjets!
Inkgrabber
InkjetSuperstore
Linotype
PsPrint
RonyaSoft
Vistaprint



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I am new to this forum...and glad I found it. From the list above (software in particular) I assume the manufacturers listed are good and make quality products? I read forums all over the web about this and that company is spam,adware etc. etc. how does a hobbiest know which is good software? Who to trust? Most web sites (reviews) are affiliated with 1 or many companies. I even read where Lordsmurf shotdown TOPTENREVIEWS.
I for one am not wild about freeware software, it is either no longer supported or filled with crap that takes over your computer or is so complex a hobbiest like me can't figure it out. I don't mind paying for software from a reputable quality company.
The programs I have interest in are downloaders / video converters / rippers - burners / and media players.
Hope I have come to a place that can steer me in the right direction. Thanks for your time
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Some freeware is great, just as some payware (ESPECIALLY the $25-50 range) is crap. It really depends on the exact program. Several of the rippers above, for example, are excellent: AnyDVD or DVDFab -- these are sub-$100 payware. But for the best media player, you need look no further than the freeware VLC -- even the best payware can't touch it for feature and quality. I try to find the best tools, period, whether it's $0 or $500.

When in doubt, ask. We'll be glad to help find what you need.

And yes, we chose this stuff because it's good -- especially anything listed in bold.

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Thank you for the quick reply and I hope your feeling better these days. I would like to start out with a video converter to convert my youtube downloads (flv) to put on ipad or extract audio for mp3 or wave. I just would like some guidance on a few good companies that make quality products. I need to narrow that down instead of searching 100s of site that sell inferior software.
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I've always liked the software from any-video-converter.com

It has a spammy name, and an even more spammy domain, but don't let that fool you. Over the years, they've made some nice template-driven software for needs just like yours. I use it myself, when I just want videos converted in pretty good quality, and it's for myself (personal). It has templates for iPad, and for MP3, and it's exactly what you're after.

The only flaw I've found is it doesn't like some foreign characters in the name. For example, I have the Gangnam Style video by Psy, and it doesn't want to convert it as-is with the Korean characters. But that's it.

Get the "Any Video Converter Ultimate" for $45.

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