updated 12:10 am EDT, Wed April 12, 2006
Roxio debuts Popcorn 2
Roxio today released Popcorn 2, which can transfer a variety of personal video entertainment to DVDs and portable devices such as an iPod, PSP or mobile phone. In addition, Popcorn 2 enables users to create portable compatible versions of all popular formats including non-protected DVD-Video, QuickTime movies, MPEG files, iMovie projects and more. It includes predefined settings optimized for standard or high-quality video output as well as allows users to define their own custom DivX, MPEG4, or H.264 levels for bit rate, frame rate, and image size. Version 2 features custom video compilations allowing users to choose the specific video and audio content to duplicate, while at the same time optimizing video quality and maximizing disc space. Popcorn 2, a Universal application, is available now for $50; it is also being simultaneously released in Europe and Asia. Owners of Toast and Popcorn may be eligible for special upgrade pricing direct from Roxio.
"To keep pace with the growing demand for portable media devices, the new mobile capabilities of Popcorn 2 provide an excellent solution for those who want the flexibility to enjoy personal video wherever and whenever they choose," said Stan Wong, general manager, Roxio division, Sonic Solutions. "Now consumers can make the most of their players by easily creating mobile-friendly versions of their video."