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DoubleTwist is a Windows-only desktop application which liberates your media from the Digital Rights Management (DRM) labels and lets you share it with your friends and also synchronizes it with various other devices including external devices such as Blackberry, Nokia N Series and Sony Ericsson Walkman Series phones. It can also convert the songs in your iTunes library and lets you share them with ease. Plus it also works on video.

Liberating Your Media

As big stores continue to move away from DRM and give more rights to their customers so that they have more control over the music which they’ve bought, DoubleTwist is a new and different software which lets you liberate your media with ease. We know that there are huge numbers of such software available, but DoubleTwist makes the task very easy by playing the media and stripping off its DRM label, if any, in the background.

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Sharing Media

DoubleTwist lets you share media with your friends and recommends using the iTunes software.

Media you can send using DoubleTwist –

    Video: 3gp (used by most cell phones), MPEG4 (.mp4, .m4v), wmv, avi and MPEG2 (.mpg, .mpv, .mpeg)
    Audio: mp3, aac/m4a, wma, wav
    Pictures: jpg, gif, png, bmp

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The DoubleTwist software allows you to login to your Facebook account and add friends or share media with friends by emailing them. If your friends are using DoubleTwist then you can share stuff using simple drag-n-drop in the software.

Facebook App

DoubleTwist also provides a Facebook app named Twist me! which can integrate with the desktop app and act like a media drop box, enabling you to privately send audio, video and photos to your Facebook friends. For files sent through this Facebook app, there is a 10 MB limit per file.

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Syncing Media

As I’ve already mentioned, DoubleTwist works best with iTunes and lets you sync your iTunes playlists to a number of devices. It also lets you convert the legally purchased iTunes files to other formats like MP3.

Currently it supports syncing with the following external devices :-

  • Nokia N & E Series phones, including the N95, E61i, E62, and others
  • Sony Ericsson Walkman & Cybershot phones
  • Windows Mobile 5.0/6.0 platform (e.g. Treo, HTC, Palm)
  • BlackBerry Curve and Pearl
  • LG Viewty and LG Voyager
  • Sony PSP
  • Amazon Kindle

However it doesn’t support the iPod or iPhone yet.

Overall it looks like a nice software, especially for those who love to share media with friends. This is still a new app and we can expect many more features in the future.

  1. Tina
    July 4, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Great review Abhijeet! Thanks for making me aware of Double Twist, sounds like an awesome application!

  2. Alex
    July 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    Great app - thanks for bringing it to my attention. My library is finally free! :P

  3. Aibek
    July 3, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Abhijeet, thanks for the excellent app. I am pretty sure anyone who shops for music on iTunes will find this tool invaluable.

    • Abhijeet from Jeet Blog
      July 3, 2008 at 3:01 pm

      I'm glad you liked it Aibek :)

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