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FairUse Wizard


FairUse is a DVD backup software designed to be very easy to use. It makes turning DVD into high quality DivX, XviD, H264 avi or mp4 files a breeze by guiding you in a step-by-step "wizard" interface. Conversion profiles for Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, PS3, Xbox 360, Tivo, Zune and standalone DivX DVD players.

Trialware ($30)
Version:3D R2
Released:Aug 21,2012
File size:10.2MB
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3D R2 (August 21, 2012)


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Download FairUse Wizard 3D R2  [10.2MB]  [Win]

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The lite version is free, if you want all features it costs $30 or download the old free full version 2.8 here(ADWARE!).

Version history / Release notes / Changelog

3D R2
- fixed loss of focus when defining file size on the encoding screen.
- fixed an IFO parsing bug which would result in mixing content across chains

- Now works on Windows 8!

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72 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

I bought this a few years back, and don't think it is worth a higher score as reluctantly I have to echo the sentiments of others and agree that it doesn't do a great job at deinterlacing or inverse telecining as it leaves lots of jagged edges on video. Your better off with the free Handbrake.

Oct 27, 2017 Version: 3DR2 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 6/10

The value for money score is hypothetical, as if I'd bought it I would have been brassed off as this tool failed most of the time on interlaced iso sources I'd entered as sources, hence I now use the free lite or the older Celtic Druid's 2.6 uncrippled version. I use AutoGK for those interlaced sources or Handbrake. Fairuse Wizard has a superb GUI and options. Footnote: on progressive sources it does a superb job and if it could handle ivtc correctly without leaving visible combing artifacts and the iso only input, I would have given it 10/10.

Oct 16, 2017 Version: 3DR2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 7/10

I needed to use this again for an avi encode, used to use Celtic Druid's super free build(accidentally deleted it on hard drive!), but many builds later it went payware. This latest version has both freeware and retail formats. Most of the time it handles DVD beautifully, but throw a pure interlaced source in and the audio is out of synch with duplicate video frames. Choose aggressive error correction and parts of DVD may be missing during the encode as FU wizard discards specific chains as being uneccessary. Basing my score on specific interlaced or hybrid sources this software fails some of the time to handle them correctly and having to use iso all the time rather than a ripped DVD folder is such a pain. That said its GUI is the best I've ever seen and it does make a lovely xvid or a h264 output from the profiles. Dated now, would have loved to have seen a mild denoiser built in like AutoGK and a h264vfw better build as the one onboard washes out facial details badly at times. Still relevant and useful tool though.

Sep 11, 2017 Version: 3DR2 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10

Great tool, but unfortunately it still cannot handle interlaced material well, with the result of repeated frame issues and out of synch audio e.g R1 T2 Extreme. Also the aggressive error checking option of enabled sometimes causes start of DVDs to be missed eg R2 The Ghost opening scenes, as this option causes relevant chains to be discarded, so just use the default error checking instead.

The built in version of h264 or is it x264vfw? build washes out details in a lot of DVDs I encoded, xvid retains much more and FU wizard has its own nice version of it built in. Pity the maker of this didn't include a denoise option like undot/remove dirt to help with mosquito noise incurred by the use of a mpeg matrix which is a common occurrence even with its quality settings? The GUI option for ffmeg always crashed for me too like previous post mentioned similar. I just use it now for episodic DVDs in which it excels!

Jun 23, 2017 Version: 3DR2 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

I finally started using the last revision of FU to see if this program had improved and I was once a fierce critic of it, but now I must say that the maker of this software has ironed out nearly all its bugs apart from using a dodgy ffmeg build which gives massive file issue sizes and crashes, but I never use it for 99.9% of my encodes and it was a test anyway. Despite the h264 being quite an old build the quality of the encodes are truly superb with excellent a/v synch unlike older FU builds. The inbuilt Xvid gives great quality too. What a pity development ceased? This program has a great GUI and deserves its praise. Just drops a point for the ffmeg option. Fantastic software!

Nov 29, 2015 Version: 3D R2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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