Popcorn
Popcorn 4.0.2
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Copy and transcode DVDs and other media.   Updater ($49.99)
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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
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 importing some FLV (Video for Adobe Flash) which is incorrectly authored or contains non-standard metadata.
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
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later





MacUpdate - Popcorn




  • HandBrake
    +12

  • iFFmpeg
    +7

  • Toast Titanium
    +1

  • DVD2oneX
    +1
Popcorn User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
(5)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(29)

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Sigil reviewed on 06 Jun 2011
This app is garbage. The app is nothing more than an error message dispenser.
[Version 4.0.2]


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Felix Allard reviewed on 24 May 2011
Update brings no improvements... Still an app to avoid!
[Version 4.0.2]

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Dominikhoffmann replied on 22 Feb 2012
Why the 3 1/2 stars, then?
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Dominikhoffmann reviewed on 18 Mar 2011
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.
[Version 4.0.2]

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Dominikhoffmann replied on 22 Feb 2012
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.
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Hogaku commented on 09 Mar 2010
The update does not download. Same results here as flyboy.
[Version 4.0.2]

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Sebehk replied on 10 Mar 2010
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-)
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Misha replied on 10 Mar 2010
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
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Vanillaspice replied on 29 Sep 2010
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.
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Flyboy commented on 09 Mar 2010
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.
[Version 4.0.2]

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Misha replied on 10 Mar 2010
It works with Google Chrome.
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Felix Allard reviewed on 05 Jan 2010
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.
[Version 4.0.1]

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Mysticalos replied on 28 Dec 2011
"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.
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Abelle reviewed on 11 Nov 2009
Very practical and fast way to convert different videos, I use Popcorn from the beginning and I am always satisfied.
[Version 4.0.1]


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Mactip commented on 17 Oct 2009
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!
[Version 4.0.1]


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Helmo Hass commented on 14 Oct 2009
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!
[Version 4.0]

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sjk replied on 17 Oct 2009
Roxio continues to leave the impression of being Mac-clueless since being acquired by Sonic Solutions.
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Donperreault commented on 14 Oct 2009
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!
[Version 4.0]


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Monty had trouble on 17 Nov 2007
Version 3 doesn't seem to work with .flv files. I've tried several different files and the percent complete stays at 0 for hours and nothing every happens. I've rebooted, repaired permission, turned the Turbo.264 option off, and just about every other thing I can think of all with the same results. If you click STOP, then the program freezes and you have to Force-Quit. In fact, you can't quit without the force-quit.

This is on a MacBook Pro running 10.4.11. Oh, and if you go to their site to check updates, you get the "Server is too busy" at all times.

Terrible support, terrible product. I would not recommend this company any more.
[Version 3.0.2]


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timwayne had trouble on 10 Nov 2007
WARNING: Popcorn 2 will NOT work on Leopard! No patch from the developer has been released, two weeks after Leopard's debut.

Upon hitting the burn button, we get the error "Could not record the disc because of a Mac OS Error. Result Code = -13780

Technical Support at Roxio consists of a portal. All attempts to login to the portal have been unsuccessful (I have read about this particular problem in other posts, even in this thread). Calls to Roxio to fix the login problem (new login, new password, etc.) have been unsuccessful.

If I had known Popcorn and Leopard were incompatible, I would have held off my upgrade.
[Version 3.0]


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razormaid2 had trouble on 30 Oct 2007
Popcorn 3 is broken in Leopard. The icon bounces a few times.... then NADA!

I hear Popcorn 2 will work in Leopard, but their web site will not let you login - no matter how many times you change your password.

What is up with this company? The whole programming community has had their hands on Leopard for months (almost over a year in fact), yet when you call them they act so surprised to learn their software isn't working in Leopard? You telling me... no one at Roxio who had a copy of Leopard... ever tried to launch their own software... EVER?

You're kidding me, right?
[Version 3.0]


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katinny had trouble on 30 Jan 2006
I've used Popcorn to make backups of a couple of commercial disks that were skipping in my cheapie DVD player. The first backup was fine, and did not skip at all, unlike the source. No problem with screen ratio, because the source was made for TV.

I noticed a problem on the other two disks, though: the correct aspect ratio of the source (widescreen) was lost once Popcorn had processed it. So Popcorn seems to be completely useless for backing up most movies, unless you just don't care about the quality.

I've posted a question about the widescreen problem elsewhere. One person responded that it's a Quicktime problem: that Popcorn uses QT for compression and that QT screws up the aspect ratio.

Sounds like DVD2One would be a better solution. Popcorn has major limitations.
[Version 1.0.3]



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Lowell-Boran rated on 08 Apr 2013

[Version 4.0.2]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Updater
Date:09 Mar 2010
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $49.99
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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.

Save Time
Pause and Resume CPU-intensive video conversion projects for full control of your Mac when you need it. Now with scheduling and improved Video Quality Preview.

Video Conversion
Convert high-definition video including AVCHD and the new AVCHD Lite, MKV, and QuickTime formats. Easily convert for playback on your iPod, iPhone and other mobile devices.

Share Video
Popcorn makes it easy to share your video. Burn up to 4 hours of video on a single DVD, convert your standard and HD video to many formats including FLV video for Adobe Flash or publish directly to YouTube.

TiVoToGo for the Mac
Transfer, burn and convert standard and HD recordings from your TiVo DVR with TiVoToGo transfers. Even stream video from your Mac to your TiVo DVR for living room viewing.

Input formats:
  • DVD Disc, disc image file or VIDEO_TS Folder
  • All QuickTime video formats
  • AVCHD, AVCHD Lite, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVI, MKV, VOB, EyeTV recordings, TiVoToGo transfers and more
Output formats:
  • DVD-Video disc or image file
  • Single multiple movies and extras
  • Multi-channel Dolby Digital Audio
  • Multi-language audio
  • NTSC and PAL video
  • 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 full screen aspect ratios
  • MPEG-4, DV, HDV (requires iMovie), H.264, 3GP, FLV and F4V video for Adobe Flash


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