DVD copy software Popcorn on sale at Buy.com for $18.

Discussion in 'New Mac Application Announcements' started by MacBytes, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    That is cheap... too bad Apple computers cant be cheap there!

    Rev. C 12.1" Powerbook: $1,599 - problem? Rev D 12.1": $1,499...
  3. macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2004
    You've got the keyboard, mouse & display. Why not get the Mini with 512MB or 1 Gig and call it a day? Should be well under $1000.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2003
    Berkeley, CA
    Honestly though, what is the point of Popcorn? You can't use it to backup your purchased DVDs because you can't copy commercial DVDs. Seems like a worthless program.
  5. macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2004
  6. macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2003
    Really? Google: MacTheRipper.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2004
    The title is misleading to most n00bs.

    You can't copy commercial DVDs with this program, not going to happen.

    Yes, I'm well aware that MacTheRipper exists, but thats NOT Popcorn, is it?

    Oh, and its $17.99 after several rebates. You have to pay $37.99 upfront. All though the bright side is that you get free shipping.
  8. macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    But there are multiple free programs that do this. What Popcorn does is compress vduel layer dvds so they fit on a one single layer writable disk, and burns them in the DVD format. (I think there is a way to do this with Disk Utility, but it is not easy.) The thing is, there is no free compression engines right now. Popcorn's main competition is DVD2OneX, which costs $50 and is *only* a compression engine. It would be great if there were a true one step DVD ripping solution out there for mac, but right now there isn't. Popcorn is a little bit cheaper (with these rebates a lot cheaper) and little bit easier to use, but from what I have read, does not produce as good quality rips as DVD2oneX does. Either way, you going to have to use MactheRipper or some similar program first.

    Apple Script anyone?

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