Roxio Popcorn is an all-in-one multimedia ripping tool.

Of course, they don’t like to use the word ripping — Roxio prefer’s “popping.” Hence the name.

But Popcorn is a versatile conversion tool that works for non-encrypted DVD’s, disc images and VIDEO_TS file folders. As long as your DVD’s aren’t protected (so forget about most Hollywood films) you can backup and import a wide variety of movies.

The new version is compatible with TivoToGo to work with your favorite recorded television shows. You can also preview your selectons in real-time and free up space on your MAC by exporting EyeTV videos to DVD discs.

Popcorn has a useful feature called Fit-to-DVD, which squeezes a video down to size so that it will fit on one disc — up to four hours of DVD-quality video.

Finally, Popcorn 3 is Dolby Digital and Apple TV friendly and can convert for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PSP and BlackBerry and Treo devices.

It’s a good, solid utility, again it can not rip copy protected DVD’s, but if you’re looking to do some real video manipulation, pop away.

Publisher: Roxio
Developer: Roxio
Platform: Mac
Genre: Utility
MSRP: $49.99

System Requirements

  • Macintosh computer with PowerPC G4, G5, or Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4.10 or higher
  • 300 MB of free disk space to install
  • Up to 15 GB of temporary free disk space during usage
  • QuickTime 7.1.6 or higher


  • DVD burner and recording media
  • Apple TVâ„¢, Video iPod®, or iPhoneâ„¢
  • BlackBerry® device with MPEG-4 video support
  • Palm® Treoâ„¢ 680, 700p, or 755p with video support
  • Xbox 360â„¢, PlayStation® 3, or PSPâ„¢
  • EyeTV video recorder or Turbo.264 video encoder hardware

* TiVoToGo requires a TiVo® Series2â„¢ or other TiVoToGo compatible DVR connected directly to your Mac or to your home network. This will not work with DIRECTV with TiVo DVRs. See for more information.

Supported Formats

Input formats:

  • DVD Disc, disc image file, or VIDEO_TS Folder
  • All QuickTime video formats, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, DivX, VOB, EyeTV Recordings, and TiVoToGo transfers

Output formats:

  • DVD disc or disc image file
  • MPEG-4, H.264, or DivX files

DVD formats:

  • Single and multiple movies and extras
  • Multi-channel Dolby® Digital audio
  • Multi-language audio
  • NTSC and PAL video
  • 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 fullscreen aspect ratios

About The Author

John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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