Roxio Crunch is the essential video converter for your Apple TV, iPod, and iPhone. It's a one-stop shop for all of your video conversion needs. Batch export will make your life even simpler: converted video will be automatically added to iTunes for syncing. … see full wiki
A must have if you want to use your Flip Camera for Itunes (on a Mac)
Sep 22, 2007
I have found a very important use for Roxio Crunch. It allows me to convert my Flip Videos to a format for Itunes. This may not sound like much, but without Roxio Crunch I would be up-a-creek. It also allows me to convert home-made dvds (such as our wedding video) into a format that allows play on a Ipod.
As for converting commercial DVDs- you can download Handbrake for free - but Roxio Crunch will work as a converting tool when you need to get something into the correct format. 4 stars
I was VERY excited to receive this product. I have been looking for a convenient way to convert my DVD collection into Itunes. Well - apparently I will need to keep on looking.
I have tried two seperate DVDs ( "The Office:Season 2" and an episode of "The Twilight Zone") and apparently both are encrypted.... and Crunch will not convert or support any encrypted product. I am disappointed, but there are other programs on the internet that will allow you to do this. So what is the value in "Crunch"? I am assuming that if you have a large collection of home movies on DVD you will be able to convert them for viewing on Apple TV or your Video Ipod... and I guess there may be some un-encrypted DVDs for sale (although I selected a "Twilight Zone" DVD because I thought that it was the least likely thing that I owned that would be encrypted.)
- A means to transfer home movies or other personal media to a format that be viewed on Apple TV or your Video Iphone.
- Easy to load onto my computer
- 98% of what most people want ripped/converted is encrypted and therefore this software is useless to use on them.
Final verdict- unless your goal is to convert home movies or other types of un-encrypted media then you will probably be severely disappointed.