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b-smooth
Mar 6, 2003, 10:49 AM
So I'm still waiting for my 17in. pb and I'm new to the whole superdrive concept. Is it possibly to copy a dvd? If not directly, I know you can convert it to another format then convert it back to dvd but you lose alot when you do that. Does anyone know of a program where you could copy a movie "you already own" just to have a second copy? ;)

MacBandit
Mar 6, 2003, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by b-smooth
So I'm still waiting for my 17in. pb and I'm new to the whole superdrive concept. Is it possibly to copy a dvd? If not directly, I know you can convert it to another format then convert it back to dvd but you lose alot when you do that. Does anyone know of a program where you could copy a movie "you already own" just to have a second copy? ;)

There is no direct way of doing this on a mac. Your have to have a decoder to get all the data off the disc. Once you have the data off the disc you can then burn a new disc. A warning though. Most commercial movies use in excess of 4.7GB as they are either dual layer or double sided. This means that you will have to use 2 DVDs to copy most single disc DVD movies.

morlium
Mar 6, 2003, 11:28 AM
DVDBackup (http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=18599&db=mac) works very well. It creates a complete copy of the DVD (inc. menus) on your hard drive, and if it's less that 4.7GB, you can easily burn a complete, working DVD with Toast. (If it's more than 4.7, it gets a bit tricky.)

Check out the forums at RipDifferent.com (http://www.ripdifferent.com). They're quite helpful.

TyleRomeo
Mar 6, 2003, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by morlium
DVDBackup (http://www.versiontracker.com/moreinfo.fcgi?id=18599&db=mac) works very well. It creates a complete copy of the DVD (inc. menus) on your hard drive, and if it's less that 4.7GB, you can easily burn a complete, working DVD with Toast. (If it's more than 4.7, it gets a bit tricky.)

Check out the forums at RipDifferent.com (http://www.ripdifferent.com). They're quite helpful.

does DVDbackup create a .dmg file? or does it break the DVD down to .vob files?

Tyler