DVD-conversion software saves time and offers flexible options Faster encoding; batch conversion for DVDs and video files Quality preview; pause and resume; 4-hour DVDs; disc labeler Universal video conversion and encoding; TiVo and EyeTV support Video file to DVD compilations; media browser; improved interface Popcorn 3 is equipped with a variety of innovative features designed to simplify and accelerate the otherwise time consuming and CPU intensive video conversion process, including Automatic TiVoToGo Conversion that starts encoding as soon as the TV show is transferred to the Mac, Batch DVD-Video Conversion that enables consumers to queue up multiple DVDs for use with Roxio's Fit-to-DVD technology, and Pause and Resume buttons that enable users to suspend a disc copy or video conversion project, work on a different task, then resume when convenient. To reduce time spent on multiple conversions and to ensure end-results meet expectations, Popcorn 3 comes with Video Quality Preview that enables consumers to review a snippet of converted video to check video quality prior to initiating the full encoding process. Popcorn 3 also supports Elgato's Turbo.264 for faster video encoding. Popcorn 3 users can now create DVD's up to four hours long, resulting in fewer discs and decreasing the amount of time required for video-project transfer. The application also includes a rich disc labeling application that enables users to create personalized disc labels or print directly onto discs using LightScribe enabled burners and media. Built on the award-winning Toast burning technology, Popcorn 3 continues to provide consumers with a quick and easy way to copy and enjoy their movies on a disc or on-the-go. Preview movies and extras before copying Fit-to-DVD compression technology fits an entire 9 GB DVD video onto a standard 4.7 GB disc Maximize video quality and disc space usage by selecting just the main movie and audio Create your own Director's Cut custom compilation choose the individual DVD movies, audio and languages you want Award-winning Toast burning technology supports all commercial DVD formats and ensures high quality copies
If you are thinking of buying Popcorn to use the Tivo-toGo feature to encode Tivo files for your iPod or to burn onto DVD, do not spend your money before checking out Tivo and Roxio discussion forums to see if some well-documented problems have been fixed.Popcorn worked well until the Tivo Fall '07 update was pushed out in October. Tivo files transferred since the update will usually play on your laptop or desktop, but there are serious problems with th..