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1.8.0 (Feb 3, 2010)
Still licensed under the GPL and here is a link to the source code:
Makes it open source in my book. Ding one star for including some sort of third party installer which you can very easily decline.
The program has always worked great for me, but I could see it becoming frustrating for someone who does not know how to use it or isn't familiar with the various topics associated with transcoding, authoring, etc.
6.1.1 (Aug 6, 2009)
Going from freeware to shareware automatically gets the lowest rating possible from me. Time to find something else to replace this piece of crap. Also this site should wipe out the previous 799 ratings since those were for a free product.
9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) Alpha 5 (Feb 27, 2009)
While I prefer the Kubuntu sibling, the guts are largely the same. I actually have had a much smoother experience with these "alphas" than I ever had with Intrepid. This is likely due in large part to the 2.6.28 kernel. Something I don't quite understand however is why when I install the latest daily build do I still need to download a couple hundred MB of updates?
I've not yet had problems with any of the various nVidia cards that I have access to, but the oldest one I have is a 6600 series. Older cards may have issues I have not run into as nvidia has separate drivers for older models. Lastly, the new ext4 file system is very welcome upgrade. I really couldn't believe the speed boost from ext3.
As much as I love GNU/Linux distros and open source software in general, there's still much work to be done in order for Linux to be widely accepted by everyday users. The problems are not when everything is installed and working as they should be, but rather getting to that point. I've had too many experiences even recently when a non-tech person would have given up. Luckily the improvements that are implemented, even from month to month, are rapidly bringing Linux up to speed.
6.04.03 (Feb 17, 2009)
This is quite literally the only program seems to recognize the digital side of my hybrid AVerTV ExpressCard tuner that I got with a Dell laptop purchase. I don't know what exactly they're doing that nobody else can seem to achieve. When this program works properly it simply has no peer, however it does seem to crash on occasion. Thankfully no blue screen, the program just vaporizes. Once stability is increased a bit, this will be an easy 5 star.
18.104.22.168 Beta (Feb 17, 2009)
Always improving and has never failed on any title I've thrown at it.
22.214.171.124 Beta (Jan 20, 2006 - 4:53 PM)
I wish they had done this from the beginning. Days later and I'm still accidentally "starring" emails, rather than deleting them. Old habits are hard to break.