Wondershare (http://www.applemacvideo.com/) has updated Video Converter and DVD Ripper for the Mac to versions 2.0. You can now convert DVDs, general video, video recorded from HD camcorder to files viewable on portable devices, including the Apple TV, Final Cut Pro, the Xbox 360, and mobile phones.

A new Mac-style interface has been optimized with more efficient workflow. And the program’s main codec libraries have been upgraded to support for SWF, 5.1 surround sound in AAC and AC3 output format. Support for atch conversion and multithreading has also been added.

If you/re a registered user of Wondershare Video Converter or DVD Ripper for Mac, you can upgrade for free to version by contacting sales-hm1@wondershare.com ; for new users the cost is US$39.95 per app.