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Roxio Popcorn 4
MAC OS X DVD Copy Software

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Publisher: Roxio Inc.
Date Updated: July 15 , 2011
File size: 32MB
License: Shareware;
Minimum requirements: MAC OS X 10.4 or later, G4 or faster
Uninstaller included?: Yes
BurnWorld Ratings :
Overall: (5 of 5)
Features: (5 of 5)
Ease of Use: (5 of 5)
Value for Money: (5 of 5)

Review of Roxio Popcorn 4:

Rob Boirun BurnWorld Reviewer

Product: Roxio Popcorn 4
My Rating:5 Star Rating: Recommended
Reviewed By:
Review Date: 2011-07-06

"Easy to use DVD copying for Mac users."

Roxio Popcorn ScreenshotPopcorn 4 from Sonic/Roxio is a full fledged DVD copying software for the Mac. In addition to being the very first DVD copying app for OSX, version 4 of Popcorn offers video converting to support your Apple gadgets as well as your portable cell phones, tablets, and other portable video devices. So whether you are looking to make a duplicate disc or to convert your DVD movies into other formats and you are a Mac user then you should really take a look at Popcorn 4 from Roxio.

Popcorn 4 is a Versiatile Disc Copier

Featuring the latest in DVD backup technology, you can be sure that Popcorn 4 will be able to make the highest quality copies and offer the best in video compression technology to offer you the best results. The software features 2 DVD copy modes which include the ability to copy a disc in 1:1 mode, or meaning a full disc copy, or you can opt for the 'movie only' mode which will fit longer movies onto a single layer DVD and strip out the extras, thus resulting in the highest video compression for longer movies.

Integrated Toast Burning Engine

For those of you familar with Roxio's Toast DVD Burning application you will know how solid their burning engine is. For those that don't use Toast you can be sure that Popcorn features this same high quality engine that results in successful burns each and every time. This is what seperated this software from other dvd copy software applications.

Awesome Video Compression Technology

The developers also included one of the best video compression technologies into Popcorn 4. For longer legnth movies that are on dual layer DVD's or DVD9 discs it is usually easier and more economical to copy these onto single layer DVD5 discs. This is done by compressing the video so it will fit on a single layer disc. In addition to this compression encoder for video, it will also handle the audio quality and keep that as sharp as possible.

Easy to Understand and Use

Now that you know what is under the hood and what makes this software work lets determine how it looks and how to use it. Roxio is famous for making user friendly software that is organized in a easy to understand fashion and is user friendly when it comes to creating and managing projects. Popcorn 4's user interface is a very easy menu with clear images and logos that tell you what to do.

One last goody found in Popcorn 4 is the disc labeler. Once you have made your successful DVD copy, the included disc labeler software will complete the disc for you by creating a DVD label that you can place on your disc to give it that finished look. It's much better looking that a sharpie marker.

BurnWorld Final Rating for Popcorn 4: 5 of 5
You can download Popcorn 4 from Roxio here. It reails for $49.99
Toast 7 and previous Popcorn owners can upgrade for only $29.99. Click for details. is an independent product reviewer and is not associated with any company that is listed on our sites. On occasion we will receive free copies of software for testing & reviewing. We also receive compensation for certain products that are listed on our site. Because of this we would like to mention that this does not alter what we recommend. We take pride in only listing hardware & software that we feel is the best in class and what we would consider a 'safe buy'.