Roxio will announce Popcorn 2 this week.

Popcorn is the company's DVD copy and archive software which marshals powerful compression technologies to allow users to "copy even the largest movies to a single DVD disc".

The software will back up the entire DVD, including all movies, menus, audio, and extra features. It uses Roxio's powerful Toast burning technologies to create high-quality discs.

With a focus on media anywhere, Popcorn 2 allows users to export non-encrypted DVD content to their iPod, PSP or video-capable mobile phone - it will even automatically add movies to a user's iTunes library for syncing with their iPod.

Another new feature in Popcorn 2 lets users select just the portions of a video they want to create their own custom compilations. Acquired video can also be converted into compressed formats, including DivX, MPEG-4, or H.264.

The software will copy non-encrypted DVD-Video discs, disc image files, and valid VIDEO_TS folders from hard disk and is compatible with DVD-Video content from popular ripping utilities. Popcorn 2 can now also handle DivX, iMovie, and any QuickTime video content.

Popcorn 2 is among the first non-Apple boxed product to ship as a Universal binary for both Intel and PowerPC Macs. It requires Mac OS X 10.4 and costs £34.99. You can upgrade from the previous version for just £17.99.