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A must have if you want to use your Flip Camera for Itunes (on a Mac)

  • Sep 22, 2007
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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.

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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. Don’t just convert it, Crunch it!
  • Convert DV, AVI, MOV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, DivX, DVD-Video, Video_TS folders, and more
  • Automatically add converted video to your iTunes library for easy syncing with your Apple TV, iPod, or iPhone
  • Powerful award-winning video conversion technology from the makers of Toast
Flexible Inputs
Supports the widest range of video file formats available including QuickTime files and popular non-QuickTime video file formats such as DivX and MPEG-2 files.

DVD-Video Support
Convert DVDs and VIDEO_TS folders. Maximize video quality and save space by selecting individual video titles and languages.

Device Profiles
Choose from multiple MPEG-4- and H.264-quality settings tailored specifically for use with your Apple TV, iPod, or iPhone. Easily choose between standard and high-quality output, or customize your own quality settings.

Batch Conversion
Save time by adding multiple videos files and have them converted in one step. Mix and match content with both 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 full-screen aspect ratios.



  • Batch video conversion makes it easy to convert all your video in one step
  • Custom DVD-Video source options--include only movie and extra content you want
  • Select audio track to...
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