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.
- 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 www.tivo.com for more information.
- 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
- DVD disc or disc image file
- MPEG-4, H.264, or DivX files
- 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