Question about Roxio Popcorn 2

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tejota1911, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. tejota1911 macrumors 6502

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    Are you able to take a regular movie DVD, "Cars" for example, and rip it to your hard drive. Also, can you convert it for playback on a video iPod. From the description of the program it sounds like you can. The only thing that makes me wonder is because it says it works with "unencrypted" DVDs. I don't want to buy the program, only to try it out, and it not recognize my whole DVD collection. Thank you
     
  2. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    This is prolly going to get locked, but go with HandBrake, its free.
     
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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I use Popcorn to fit to DVD-5 and that's about it. I've had to use MacTheRipper to remove region encoding on some of the DVD's for my classes. It's annoying when you can't show foreign films due to a DVD region for EDUCATION purposes.

    Handbrake is my source for DVD to MPEG-4/h.264.
     
  5. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Works on ipod, correct?
     
  6. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a

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    I use mactheripper and then use Popcorn 2 to use the presets for ipod formatting.
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Try Instant Handbrake. It hasn't been updated in ages though.

    You'll have to rip and encode off of your DVD. Then encode and rescale AGAIN just to get it to iPod otherwise.

    Use iSquint. It's MUCH faster then Popcorn. I even have version 2.01.

    Instant Handbrake gets around encoding twice.
     
  8. crazycat macrumors 65816

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    I dont see a problem with people backing up there own DVD's. Some people might rent DVD's or borrow them then rip them which i dont see a reason for. I mean you already watched the movie once why do you want to do it again?

    I use a combo of mactheripper and handbreak.
     
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