best way to get a DVD onto a retina MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jk73, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2012
    I have a new retina MBP, which has no optical drive, and I have no other computers. The lack of an optical drive hasn't been a problem at all, except that I have a movie on DVD that doesn't seem to be available in digital form (iTunes Store, Amazon, etc.).

    What is the best and/or fastest way to get this DVD onto my retina MBP, *without* needing to buy an optical drive?

    If I pop the DVD into an optical drive and then copy it to a zip drive, will that yield a watchable file, or do I need to rip the DVD directly to the rMBP using a ripping app?

    Thanks for all feedback.
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Buy a usb DVD drive but then I see you don't want to do that.

    still, its the best way to achieve what you want
  3. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Virtually all commercial DVDs are copy protected; you can't simply "copy" the disks. You need a ripping app.

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