Preview: Roxio Popcorn 2


This new Universal Binary format video disc duplication and conversion program allows Macintosh owners to transfer the contents of a video file or DVD to another DVD, or onto an iPod, PSP, or similar device. Using a simplified version of the interface from Toast (the company’s disc-burning software), Popcorn 2 asks you to insert a disc or choose a video file, then allows you to convert or copy it with minimal additional interaction – unless you want to dive into file size and quality settings. You can even shrink 9GB dual-layer DVDs down to 4.7GB single-layer size, or import files directly into iTunes for easy syncing to your iPod.

Preview: Roxio Popcorn 2

The only problems: like many other utilities of its type, it can’t do anything with commercial DVDs unless another program has de-encrypted them, and its importation of video file formats isn’t quite universal.


Preview: Roxio Popcorn 2

Preview: Roxio Popcorn 2

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Our Rating

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Company and Price

Company: Roxio


Model: Popcorn 2

Price: $50

Compatible: Mac/iPod 5G

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.