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

dotdotdot

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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...
 

cwtnospam

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dotdotdot said:
Dotx3 - Future Switcher
Right Now: WinXP Pro; 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 HT 800 MHz FSB; 250+80 GB HD; 1 GB RAM; 128 MB nVidia Asylum Video Card; Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card; 19" Samsung LCD; Apple Keyboard; Microsoft IntelliMouse
Predictions: Either a BTO Mac mini, about $1000, or (most likely) Baseline 12.1" PowerBook.
SWITCHER ON Predicted, November 2005.
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.
;)
 

wowoah

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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.
 

daveL

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wowoah said:
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.
Really? Google: MacTheRipper.
 

Yvan Z

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Nov 9, 2004
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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.
 

nsb3000

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Yvan Z said:
The title is misleading to most n00bs.

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