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Popcorn 4 offers the best way to copy DVDs on the Mac. Easily convert video for you iPod, iPhone or other device. Stream video from your Mac to your TiVo DVR. Publish converted video directly to YouTube. Burn up to 4 hours of video on a single DVD.

Copy DVDs
Copy DVDs, disc image files with DVD-Video folders. Fit-To-DVD technology puts a 9 GB DVD onto a 4.7 GB disc.

DVD Clip Extraction
Easily browse and extract video clips or music from your favorite DVD movies. Quickly browse through entire discs, titles, and chapters to find that special moment.

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What's New

Version 4.0.2:
  • Resolves an issue that may cause the application to crash when during DVD Clip Extraction.
  • Resolves an issue related to editing EyeTV, AVCHD, and TiVo recordings.
  • DVD Clip Extraction playhead is now correctly reset when selecting a new clip.
  • Resolves an issue where some AVCHD source video experienced AV sync issues after conversion or authoring.
  • Resolves issue more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

*Previously available here

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Sigil Member IconReview+208
Sigil
+2

This app is garbage. The app is nothing more than an error message dispenser.

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Version 4.0.2
Felix Allard Member IconReview+6
Felix Allard
+1

Update brings no improvements... Still an app to avoid!

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Version 4.0.2
Dominikhoffmann
+0

Why the 3 1/2 stars, then?

Dominikhoffmann Member IconReview+7
Dominikhoffmann
+0

My biggest gripe with Popcorn is that it frequently refuses to convert DVDs to MP4s with an "ID = -50" error, aborting the conversion process without much of an explanation. This is with VIDEO_TS folders copied to my hard drive with which Handbrake has no problems. I therefore chalk this up to bugs that have persisted across versions (I have owned Popcorn 2, 3, and 4).

The reason I continue to use it is simply that I like that its user interface, which is quite good. It allows me to easily select VIDEO_TS folders for conversion, select tracks from within the DVD, even allowing me to watch what's on the track, if I want to be able to identify what's what, because I only want to convert one of several tracks.

In addition, for conversion it appears to use the QuickTime interface with the same options I have when converting a track in the QuickTime Player utility (Version 7, QuickTime Pro functionality). I can change target video size and frame rate and even choose multi-pass encoding, which results in smaller file sizes with better video quality. Handbrake only does two-pass encoding.

In short, when it works, it's great.

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Version 4.0.2
Dominikhoffmann
+0

I only a few days discovered that the Popcorn functionality is fully contained in the current version of Toast. Plus, there, it appears, that some of the issues of Popcorn 4 have been fixed. I'll update this post, when I have tried some of the DVDs that failed with Popcorn.

Hogaku Member IconComment+27
Hogaku
+0

The update does not download. Same results here as flyboy.

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Version 4.0.2
Sebehk
+0

Let the "garbage" finish loading in Safari (212 MB of it). Then choose "Save as..." from the FILE menu and save the file as Page Source. When completed, go to the file in the Finder and remove the ".html" extension and leave the ".dmg" (or add it) extension. Your file will now change to a disc image. Open the disc image and your new update to Popcorn will be waiting for you.

Yes it works...I just did it. ;-)

--->Robert
8-)

Misha
+0

Yea, there's something wrong with it. If you use Chrome, it's smart enough to understand what's trying to happen and downloads it as a .dmg rather than filling your window with text. Chrome 1, Safari 0

Vanillaspice
+1

Take it from a web dev, guys, it is not a Safari vs Chrome thing.

What has happened is that the mime type for this file is not being served exactly right by Roxio. Safari is exhibiting the correct behaviour, because the mime-type is not set to 'download'. Chrome is being nice by realising, hey, that file type at that file size? You probably wants to download it.

But technically, Chrome is doing the non-standard thing and Safari is doing the correct thing. The fix needs to occur on Roxio's side.

Flyboy Member IconComment+29
Flyboy
+0

The update will not download, not here or on the developers website.
Instead of the download progress bar all I get is machine code in a window which ultimately freezes Safari.
Serious problem here.

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Version 4.0.2
Misha
+0

It works with Google Chrome.

Felix Allard Member IconReview+6
Felix Allard
+3

After an awful version 3.0 which was unable to simply do what the version 2.0 did, this new release is just a lie.

What they say on their online store :
"New! Extract clips from any DVD-Video and create your own clip compilation DVD"
"Create your own Director's Cut custom compilation-choose the individual DVD movies, audio and languages you want"
"Easily back up the entire disc with all movies, menus, audio and extras"
And so on...

The only thing they do "forget" to tell you is that you still cannot use those so-called "features" on your commercial DVDs (which are almost all copy-protected by now). Eventually, PopCorn results in a sleek interface you can do nothing of.

Oops, I was about to forget : if you're a PopCorn 3 user, you'll have to pay 30 $ for the upgrade. One more way for Roxio to tell they don't care about their prior customers either.

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Version 4.0.1
Mysticalos
+0

"The only thing they do "forget" to tell you is that you still cannot use those so-called "features" on your commercial DVDs (which are almost all copy-protected by now). Eventually, PopCorn results in a sleek interface you can do nothing of"
isn't that common sense though? popcorn isn't designed for making illegal dvd copies it's made for production of dvds from other content, or copying non protected dvds, if you you want to pirate dvds you'll need a seperate unnamed program to remove the copyguard first, then popcorn copies it fine.

Abelle Member IconReview+37
Abelle
+1

Very practical and fast way to convert different videos, I use Popcorn from the beginning and I am always satisfied.

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Version 4.0.1
Mactip Member IconComment+2
Mactip
+0

I can't seem to upgrade. when I go to the site and select to upgrade my Mac product and I select Popcorn it takes me to the page to upgrade to the latest Popcorn with a nice image of Popcorn 4 but when you add it to your basket is is Popcorn 3. All text on the page refers to 3 .. strange!

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Version 4.0.1
Helmo Hass Member IconComment+87
Helmo Hass
+0

WHAT'S NEW
Version 4.0:

* Now requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and an Intel-based Mac.

Absolutely not true, since its perfectly workning on my G5...
but the most hylarious thing is that Roxio on their upgrade page
indicates as minimum system requirements, a mac intel... go figure!

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Version 4.0
sjk
+1

Roxio continues to leave the impression of being Mac-clueless since being acquired by Sonic Solutions.

Donperreault Member IconComment+599
Donperreault
+3

Roxio has a terrible upgrade policy. I am done upgrading Roxio products. Popcorn 3 was horrible and know they want me to buy Popcorn 4. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

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Version 4.0
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Downloads 109,046
Version Downloads 27,810
License Updater
Date 09 Mar 2010
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $49.99