Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 16, 2004, 08:22 AM   #1
sofiee
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Norway
how to backup my dvds for free...

Hi!

I've read many posts about burning/copying/backuping dvds... but I don't understand nothing..... can anyone tell me in an easy way:

How can i copy my dvds (backup ) - without using expensive software... are there any free programs ??

i've downloaded "DVD Backup" ... what do i do when i've finished copying the dvd to the disk... can i insert a blank dvd-r, drag the video_ts over and burn??

thank youuu! very much!!

sofie

using: iMac something os x10.2 with CD-RW/DVD-R

Last edited by sofiee; May 16, 2004 at 08:30 AM.
sofiee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2004, 08:46 AM   #2
nesbitt_a
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Backup or copy?
__________________
MacBook Pro 2Ghz, 512Mb, 120GB
2nd Gen 8gb black iPod Nano
nesbitt_a is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2004, 09:00 AM   #3
sofiee
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Norway
backup and copy i guess... make a copy of a dvd as a backup of the original.....!
sofiee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2004, 09:51 AM   #4
Chip NoVaMac
macrumors G3
 
Chip NoVaMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Northern Virginia
Quote:
Originally Posted by sofiee
backup and copy i guess... make a copy of a dvd as a backup of the original.....!
MacTheRipper, DVD2OneX, and Toast; the perfect 1, 2, 3 punch....
Chip NoVaMac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2004, 10:45 AM   #5
nesbitt_a
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by sofiee
backup and copy i guess... make a copy of a dvd as a backup of the original.....!
Hah, good point!
__________________
MacBook Pro 2Ghz, 512Mb, 120GB
2nd Gen 8gb black iPod Nano
nesbitt_a is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2004, 11:11 AM   #6
Diatribe
macrumors 601
 
Diatribe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Back in the motherland
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chip NoVaMac
MacTheRipper, DVD2OneX, and Toast; the perfect 1, 2, 3 punch....
Not quite free but it is what I'd use too. Although it's almost $150. Pretty steep if you ask me.

Free would be:
1. MacTheRipper
2. ...--> Duh, I forgot the name of the free program that recompresses, does anyone else know?
3. DVD Imager
4. Burn with Disk Utility

Anyway... it goes way faster with the above mentioned 3 apps. You can always substitute Toast with Apple's Disk Utility though.
__________________
Knowledge - fueled by curiosity
Mac Beginner's Guide | My Adium Xtras
Diatribe is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2004, 01:00 PM   #7
Sweetfeld28
macrumors 65816
 
Sweetfeld28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Buckeye Country, O-H
Send a message via AIM to Sweetfeld28
Here is a good program. I found it on VersionTracker, its called Fast DVD Copy. It allows you to take an existing DVD and throw out stuff like subtitles, and other languages, to make it fit on a single layer DVD (4.7G).

You can find it here: Fast DVD Copy

The Good: You can download a trial version which will let you burn one copy. Another good thing is that you only have to click one button to start the process. The Bad: it will only let you burn one copy, then you have to pay for it, $99.95 in order to buy it is really steep in my book. However, it works really well, and the DVD i burnt had really no loss of quality.
__________________
Laptop: 15" Unibody MacBook Pro [Penryn], 2.53 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, nVidia 9400M
Desktop: Mac Pro [Harpertown] 2.8GHz Quad, 7GB RAM, 120 GT, 24" LED Cinema Display Mobile:iPhone
Sweetfeld28 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 16, 2004, 01:01 PM   #8
sofiee
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Norway
hey thank you... i'll probably use the free solution
but does anyone know a free compresser program stuff well i dont know what to call it ("...--> Duh, I forgot the name of the free program that recompresses, does anyone else know?") shrriiiiinking the dvd thing...

well. hehe...


// okey thank you..... was bit to slow in writing :P
sofie

Last edited by sofiee; May 16, 2004 at 01:02 PM. Reason: too slow in writing...
sofiee is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2004, 05:41 PM   #9
Sweetfeld28
macrumors 65816
 
Sweetfeld28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Buckeye Country, O-H
Send a message via AIM to Sweetfeld28
you are by chance talking about DVD2OneX are you?
__________________
Laptop: 15" Unibody MacBook Pro [Penryn], 2.53 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, nVidia 9400M
Desktop: Mac Pro [Harpertown] 2.8GHz Quad, 7GB RAM, 120 GT, 24" LED Cinema Display Mobile:iPhone
Sweetfeld28 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 2004, 06:12 PM   #10
krimson
macrumors 65816
 
krimson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia
Send a message via AIM to krimson
dvd2onex isn't free... i think it was $39.95 US when i got it.
__________________
"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind".
Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean ? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind."
-Jack Handy

Join MacRumors.com - Team Folding, and be a part of the Mac Folding team!
krimson is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Free Immortal Files Backup And Versions - backup and view history to ftp,dav,sftp. macbackfiles Mac Applications and Mac App Store 1 Nov 21, 2014 05:57 PM
Want or need a backup battery pack? A 10000mAh for $17 (get a free 4000mAh too!] Lloydbm41 Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 13 Mar 10, 2014 07:31 PM
Free backup software for ExFat? jangozo OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 6 Mar 10, 2013 03:14 PM
Best Free Folder Sync as backup app? LeandrodaFL OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 19 Dec 11, 2012 05:49 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC