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Popcorn Sucks.

Discussion in 'Video problems with Mac' started by macburner, May 1, 2005.

  1. macburner

    macburner Guest

    I tried popcorn because it had a 10 dollar rebate, here in the US, and because I thought it would be great to have on one of my other machines. Boy was I wrong. It sucks. I tried burning Meet The Fockers and it said (after I ripped with mac the ripper) That the contents of the VIDEO_TS folder were not valid. I tried deleting the Pref file (like someone said on this forum) and that didnt help either. Please help me.
     
  2. mediaguru

    mediaguru Regular member

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    Though I know those who don't seem to have problems with popcorn, I know many more who do.

    Dvd2oneX and toast will give you dozens more options, along with working properly.
     
  3. macburner

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    I actually have DVD2onex and it is great but i thought I would try popcorn and see it the compression was any better. And it isnt, the first part of a movie had extensive compression (the universal intro) and you could see the artifacting. Although It said that there was only 8% Quality loss. WTF? The movie is like super compressed. Oh well it was a waste of my money and I wont buy any more of roxio's dvd compression software. (Although I think they have great burning software, Toast Rules).
     
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    I've had good luck with Popcorn. I rip my DVD's with MTR 2.6.6 and then transfer the Video_TS file into the application. It compresses, although slightly slower than DVDoneX, and allows for easy removal of previews, FBI warnings, menus, and foreign languages.
     
  5. macburner

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    The compression algorithims are not as good a DVD2onex, because There is significant compression artifacting.
     

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