Roxio Popcorn DVD Backup guide
Prior to backuping up a DVD with Roxio Popcorn you need to decrypt it
Choose VIDEO_TS Folder and press Select
to browse to your ripped DVD folder you made with MacTheRipper. Now click
If you wish to backup the entire movie 1:1 it'd be a 42% reduction
and the video quality wouldn't be all that great. It's best to eliminate
menues, extras and foreign audio streams.
Here it will backup Main Movie Only 2 hours 11 mins.
16:9 is the aspect ratio (wide screen). Audio you can choose DTS, 5.1
and 2.0. DTS takes quite a bit more space than 5.1. Dolby 2.0 is usually
commentary. So choose Primary only (Dolby 5.1). Now it's
Now unless you want Spanish and French audio
deselect those too and now the compression reduction is down to 19%
from 23%. English is greyed out as one audio stream is required
Subtitles aren't even an option to remove which personally I
think is a great thing especially as I've seen more problems from people
saying..hey where's the subtitles when they're speaking Russian in the
movie. Plus a subtitle stream is usually about 4MB which is pretty insignificant
when you have 4,489MB. That's 0.0008% savings.
This paticular DVD requires no compression (Identical to Original)
if menus and extras are stripped and just backup the main movie only 1
hour 29 mins.
Now your ready to compress (transcode) the video and save it to as a disc
image or burn directly to DVD as Popcorn includes the Toast burning engine.
Just press the big red button to start (turns blue while processing).
You can choose an external hard drive if you wish to
process the video files. If you don't have 15GB free on your main hard
drive for instance.
Alternatively you can choose File | Save as Disc Image
to save as an .img file (.iso) and burn it with Disc
Utility later for instance.
Following screenshots are just showing varioius CPU and Disk activity
and Memory usage on a mac mini while Popcorn is transcoding the video.
Updated Apr 22, 2005