DVD Jon Wants to Stick It to "FairPlay"

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News Posted: Tue, Feb 19 2008 11:31 PM

'DVD Jon.' of DVD and FairPlay cracking fame, has gone legit.

Beginning Tuesday, the first product from his company, DoubleTwist Ventures, will enter open beta. Called DoubleTwist, it's a free desktop client that essentially allows any kind of music, photo, or video file to be shared between a long list of portable media players, and through Web-based social networks.

Instead of iTunes songs or videos taken with a Nokia N95 remaining locked on the phone, DoubleTwist software allows for dragging, dropping, and syncing of different media formats no matter the device.

The idea, according to DoubleTwist founder and CEO Monique Farantzos, is that media files should be more like e-mail. It shouldn't matter what service you create the file in, or on what type of hardware, it all should work together seamlessly, she says.

One ironic twist: no Mac version of the desktop yet.  However, they do have a Facebook widget that allows you to drag and drop media content into a box on a fellow user's Facebook profile.   Very cool!

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if6was9 replied on Wed, Feb 20 2008 11:52 AM
Sounds like a good idea;hopefully, a idea that will not die on the vine or lawsuits.
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mazuki replied on Wed, Feb 20 2008 2:24 PM
as long as it doesn't violate the TOS of programs like iTunes, i don't see any way this could be taken down. it's your purchased media for you to do what you wish.
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digitaldd replied on Thu, Feb 21 2008 12:09 PM

 What's really interesting about this app, is it uses the analog hole to convert the media to non-DRM'd file formats. basically for music it plays the music at a faster speed and records at the same time. does the same for certain video file formats..

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jtm55 replied on Thu, Feb 21 2008 2:49 PM

 Hi All,

I like it. Nice to see that He's gone legit. 



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