Popcorn 2... Recommended for DVDs?

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  1. iBunny macrumors 65816

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    I am in the US Marines and travel often. I will be going to Japan for 2 years and want to take my DVD collection of anime :) However I want to leave all my original discs back at home where they are safe. I want to make copys of them. I own toast 8, however did not get popcorn because I dont know if it is the best method to back up DVDs?

    What do you recommend?
     
  2. devman macrumors 65816

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    Popcorn won't backup/copy a protected DVD. You need to use MacTheRipper or Handrbrake for that. Popcorn is normally used for compressing the files ripped from a dual-layer DVD to fit onto a single-layer DVD.

    I also think, but I'm not sure, that if you have Toast 8 then it includes the popcorn function. Can a toast user confirm this?
     
  3. NtotheIzoo macrumors regular

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    Now...i dont know if it has popcorn...but after ripping with MacTheRipper you can burn the ripped file with Toast and it automatically compresses to fit on the DVD-R...I hope this helps.
     
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Toast 8 has Popcorn functionality built in. Regardless, yes, you will need to use a tool such as MtR or Handbrake first though.
     
  5. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto - MtR, then Toast 8 to burn the Video_TS folder. There's a special option you have to check in Toast 8 that will compress a ripped DVD file (typically 5-8GB) down to fit on a 4.7GB DVD-R. Look in the Help file in Toast for how to do it; you may have to check a "show more options" preference.
     
  6. iBunny thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have MTR also, sounds good! I will use MTR and Toast !

    So then what may I ask is popcorn for? Thanks
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Good question - I asked myself that when I bought the latest version of Toast. :p ;)
     
  8. devman macrumors 65816

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    If all you want to do is copy unprotected DVDs or compress ripped DVD-DL files to fit on a DVD, and you are happy with the standard OS X based burning functions, then Popcorn is all you need.

    Also, at first, Popcorn had this compress to fit function and Toast did not.
     

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