I’ve accumulated some links, mostly for video encoding stuff, for the Zune that I’d like to share here.
PQDVD – commercial software for DVD ripping. Also will do DivX and other format converting, but I haven’t used that feature because I didn’t know about it and I only bought the DVD converter. They offer video and DVD for $39.95, and based on my experience with the DVD tool that would be worth it (to me, anyway) unless some of the free stuff below works nearly as well (which I haven’t determined yet).
SUPER – Free video encoding and DVD ripping. Haven’t used it yet but I’ve downloaded it and it was recommended to me.
Encode360 – Designed to convert things into WMVs for use on the XBox 360 or the Zune.
Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Encoder 9
K-Lite Full Code Pack