Pocket DVD Studio Review

Pocket DVD Studio works, most of the time.

Submitted by claviss11690 on Thu, 2008-06-26 07:07.
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The lowest price: 27.2$
You can buy it at RegNow for that price.
quick and simple interface, it is fast (doesn't take five hours to do one movie anymore), overall convenience factor
Not Mac compatible, computer lagging while in use, infrequent unexplained crashes

I've had my fair share of portable movie players ranging from Creative's Portable Media Player to the latest Ipod Video. For years, I have been trying to find a great program for my Dell to get videos on my Creative. Finally, I've found one that I am happy with.
It has an easy-to-use interface and it is surprisingly fast, but at a cost. It takes up most of my computer usage so that if I try to do anything else while it is running, my computer lags and sometimes it makes the program crash. Don't get the wrong idea and think that my computer is an antique; I bought it in the beginning of 2007. So whenever I do use the program, I just have it run while I am sleeping. After owning a Mac, everything with windows seems to be twenty times more frustrating. However, this program is more effective than the program that i use on my Macbook. For the Mac, I use the program Handbreak which converts the DVD into not just a pocket-sized version, but a DVD-quality film. Then to save space on my Ipod, I have to use iSquint to make it smaller. I just wish that Pocket DVD Studio would be available for the Mac.
Besides its lack of a Mac version and its computer usage consumption, I only have one more problem. Sometimes, I'll set it up for the night and let it run only to find an error message when I wake up. Even though this is the kind of thing I have come to expect from Windows software, it is frustrating none the less.
All in all, this is your best choice for a PC. I'm sure it would be up there if there was a Mac version as well. It is easy to use and entails very little hassle. I recommend it, but if you think that you would possible hurt someone after discovering that your program crashed and you wasted an entire night, you might want to pay for a more expensive option or switch to a mac where this sort of thing very rarely happens.


Best option to turn a DVD into a video for a three-inch screen. While there might still be some bugs to be worked out, it is most of the time reliable and I do not regret buying it.