the power dvd encoder on matroska pack or k-lite pack is free.
for the best viewing use a hardware decoder. if you have an nvidia video card, use nvidia pure video decoder, if you have an ati video card use vivo as they will use the hardware instead of software to decode
or buy a dvd decoder card like real magic on ebay, because they cost 300-400 but sells for 15-25 bucks on ebay.
The Ultimate Hard Drive Utility PowerMax 4.23. (It now has the ability to clean a Boot Sector virus on the quick erase option.)
The best browser Netscape 8
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get some kind of really cool decoder, like the one from Nvidia (PureVideo?), and use it with Windows Media Player 11, cause thats free (and the nvidia decoder or any other decoder is in ur price range...)
I like free better, If its an nvidia card the hardware decoder is included on the cd and if its ati you have to use your install cd to be able to install the newest decoder It verifies you have the cd! (much better than the previous versions). Then use dvx player to play them. or nview if is nvidia or multimedia center if its ati.