Roxio Popcorn

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by JzzTrump22, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    What size does popcorn compress 8 gig files to? In other words, will i be able to fit an 8 gig movie on a standard 4.7 gig dvd by compressing it with popcorn? And will it play on a standard dvd player? *Please ignor my other post in the buying tips forum*
     
  2. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Yes and yes :)





    Edit: Here's the link to Popcorn's homepage.
     
  3. appletalk macrumors member

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    Can anyone tell me how good the quality is copying a dual layer down to a single 4.7?
    I am hoping its not to bad, but I want to hear from you guys before I buy.

    As always, thank you!
     
  4. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    OK, so what exactly is the difference between Popcorn and Toast 6? Would I need both, or could I get away with one or the other?
     
  5. expergo macrumors regular

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    popcorn wiil compress teh movie and burn.

    toast will only burn.
     
  6. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    So, I guess I'm not understanding this completely, but why buy Toast for upwards of $60 when you can buy Popcorn for $40 off Amazon and get the ability to burn AND compress? It just seems silly, unless Toast has some special features I don't know about that makes it worth the price.
     
  7. munkle macrumors 68030

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    The quality is good and it's very easy to use. The quality is just as good as DVD2OneX.
     
  8. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Popcorn can only burn the movie you compress. Toast is capable of burning data/video/audio discs, hence the greater price. However, Toast isn't capable of compressing movies.
     
  9. JzzTrump22 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thats what i wanted to hear. Thanks!
     
  10. krysant macrumors newbie

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    I just want to warn some of users who have Panasonic or Sony DVD players.
    Burned DVDs may have a skipping/jumping frame problems. I have Panasonic player and I got so annoyed by jumping frames.
    I thought it was caused by a cheap media or burning too fast. Recently I found out that it was Popcorn!!! If you don’t need to compress, Popcorn is fine. Otherwise you’d better get a different application for compression. I bought DVD2OneX and it works fine with my Panasonic player.
     
  11. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    No problems on my Sony player, which has advertised support for DVD+R/DVD-R :confused:

    Definitely had probs on my old panasonic, but then again it was "old"
     

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