Convert anything with Handbrake!
If Handbrake was in my top 10 applications to install right away when I get a new Mac, it now holds the #1 spot. The version 0.9.3 was released and it is packed with improvements. I first want to talk about the downgrade, it is not possible to use it with encrypted DVDs anymore unless you have VLC installed. So it is not much of a downgrade, you just have to make sure to have an up-to-date version of VLC and you won't have any problems. I think the best new feature is that the source is not limited to a DVD or a VIDEO_TS folder. You can convert most video files with Handbrake now. It is using the FFmpegX project for the conversion. I think that's a great news because Handbrake has always been many times more efficient at using multiple cores than QuickTime. There is a lot more to talk about and you'll probably hear more about it soon. You can get the new version of Handbrake here from MacUpdate.