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Old May 11, 2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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How do I burn movie DVDs to play on a DVD player?

I know it's been asked before.

I want to burn back-up movie DVDs from actual DVDs, not downloads.

I have an older lady in my building with an old DVD player. I want to make small DVD files to burn DVDs for her to play on her old DVD player. They don't have to be the best quality. I don't want to buy double sided DVDs.

I have Handbrake and VLC. Can I make smaller movie files, and which format with Handbrake should I use?

Will it even work?
Thanks!
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Old May 11, 2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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You could try Burn, which needs more steps (ripping, transcoding, transcoding, burning) or Toast Titanium.

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Old May 11, 2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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You could try Burn, which needs more steps (ripping, transcoding, transcoding, burning) or Toast Titanium.

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I tried Burn, but it wants double-sided discs. What I want to do is make the file not as good of quality, so I don't need to use double-sided discs. The older lady in my building can't see that well, anyways, so she won't care

I did do an advanced search, and could not find it.
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Old May 11, 2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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I tried Burn, but it wants double-sided discs. What I want to do is make the file not as good of quality, so I don't need to use double-sided discs. The older lady in my building can't see that well, anyways, so she won't care
That is why I linked to the second application I mentioned, which does what you want in less steps, as using Burn will result in more steps:
1. Rip DVD via ripping software
2. Transcode ripped video DVD via HandBrake to an .mp4 file
1. and 2. can be combined with HandBrake and VLC of course, see here: How to backup/copy/rip video DVDs to your HDD and transcode them to another format in Mac OS X.
3. Open Burn and drag .mp4 into it to make a video DVD:



4. Wait for the transcoding and burning process to finish.
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Old May 11, 2012, 03:09 PM   #5
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That is why I linked to the second application I mentioned, which does what you want in less steps, as using Burn will result in more steps:
1. Rip DVD via ripping software
2. Transcode ripped video DVD via HandBrake to an .mp4 file
1. and 2. can be combined with HandBrake and VLC of course, see here: How to backup/copy/rip video DVDs to your HDD and transcode them to another format in Mac OS X.
3. Open Burn and drag .mp4 into it to make a video DVD:
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4. Wait for the transcoding and burning process to finish.
Sims, I am going to try that, thank you so much! Will let you know how it works out.
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Old May 12, 2012, 09:27 AM   #6
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Sims, I am going to try that, thank you so much! Will let you know how it works out.
June
Just trying it now. Should I use Burn to rip it? I think that makes it into an .iso file.
EDIT: Trying Mac the ripper Pro
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Just trying it now. Should I use Burn to rip it? I think that makes it into an .iso file.
EDIT: Trying Mac the ripper Pro
Burn is not a ripping application.
Use the ones listed here:
How to backup/copy/rip video DVDs to your HDD and transcode them to another format in Mac OS X.

How-To: Automating DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging) for Mac OS X 10.6
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Old May 12, 2012, 09:38 AM   #8
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Just trying it now. Should I use Burn to rip it? I think that makes it into an .iso file.
EDIT: Trying Mac the ripper Pro
Ugh, one more question. If I use Handbrake to rip it, that makes it into an MP4 file but the extension is M4V.
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Ugh, one more question. If I use Handbrake to rip it, that makes it into an MP4 file but the extension is M4V.
It doesn't matter, .m4v is the same as .mp4, just made for iTunes. You can rename .m4v files to .mp4 files and then us that, if the .m4v file gives you problems.
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Ugh, one more question. If I use Handbrake to rip it, that makes it into an MP4 file but the extension is M4V.
Trying Mac The Ripper Pro right now to rip it. I selected "Burn main movie only".

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It doesn't matter, .m4v is the same as .mp4, just made for iTunes. You can rename .m4v files to .mp4 files and then us that, if the .m4v file gives you problems.
So I can rip it with Handbrake and make it smaller while doing so, then name it .mp4?

So I can really do the whole rip one step with Handbrake, then burn it?
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Old May 12, 2012, 10:34 AM   #11
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Oh, my! Rip-it has an extension of Handbrake that it automatically downloads! It automatically compresses the file, too.

I think I'm just going to buy Rip it if it works with Lion. Burn was a pain in the a**, even with emailing the creator.
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Old May 12, 2012, 01:12 PM   #12
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I ended up using Rip-it to rip and compress the DVD.
I used 4media DVD Creator to burn the disc.

I also downloaded MacDVDRipper which I will try next time.

I want to buy software for this, just don't want to pay $79 for Toast.

MacDVDRipper is ~$25
Rip-it is ~$20
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Old May 12, 2012, 03:03 PM   #13
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It worked

RipIt to rip the DVDs
4Media DVD creator to burn it.

Finally!
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