If told ahead of time that this post would fall in my "Toys 2007" category, you might assume that I'd be all over Apple's recent iPhone announcement, wouldn't you? Not a bad guess, but you'd be wrong. The thing, while cool, has far too many issues in my mind to make it a worthwhile investment.
But, yes, this post is about cool stuff, just not the iPhone. Now on to the real meat and potatoes.
Good things come to those who wait. And I waited.
I've been searching for a while for a good piece of software that would allow me to take ripped DVD content and decompress it so I could burn copies of DVDs for myself. My purpose here, of course, is to make legal back-up copies of my own DVD collection.
Plus, I've also been wanting to find a way to take shows that Katie and I have saved on our TiVo and get them on our computer to both burn DVDs that we can watch on our DVD player as well as pare them down to work on our iPods. The best way to do this would be TiVoToGo, which allows for transfers from a TiVo unit directly to a computer of your choosing. However, this little software gem is only available for Windows users. And you all know which way my operating system swings.
I've tried to uncover other ways to achieve both these goals of mine, but to no avail. Some of the software I've tried is either too complex or just doesn't work.
Now, however, comes my savior!
Not only does it allow for DVD decompression and burning, but it also supports Blu-Ray discs. That's a good thing.
But the big news regarding the most recent version of Toast is that it has TiVoToGo for Mac built in!
This will be the first time in a long time I've willingly and readily dished out $80 for software. Soooo worth it!
(for the record, you'll pay $100 off the bat, but there's a $20 mail-in rebate)
Ahhhhhhhh!!! Roxio, you rock my world!!