Copies of DVD (data)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by yipster222, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. yipster222 macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2006

    I'm a mac newbie and I was wondering without using Toast is there any built in burning software which will allow you to duplicate a cd / dvd (data).

    Much thanks
  2. nightelf macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2003
    From Disk Utility Help:

    Duplicating a CD or DVD

    You can use Disk Utility to quickly copy many types of CDs and DVDs. In the steps below, you'll create a disk image of the disc, and then use that image to burn copies.

    Disk Utility cannot create usable copies of discs that use an incompatible format or are copy protected. These include most movie DVDs and audio CDs and some software and data discs.

    1. Insert the CD or DVD disc in your computer's optical drive and select it in the list of disks and volumes.
    2. Choose File > New > "Disk Image from [name of disc]."
    3. Type a name for the disk image.
    4. Choose "compressed" or "read-only" from the Image Format pop-up menu.
    5. Choose "compressed" to create a smaller disk image, and choose "read-only" to create a disk image that's quicker to create and open.
    6. Click Save.
    7. After Disk Utility creates the disk image, eject the original CD or DVD.
    8. Select the disk image in the list of disks and volumes, and choose Images > Burn.
    9. When the Burn Disc dialog appears, insert a blank CD or DVD, and then click Burn.

    You can continue using the disk image to create as many duplicate discs as you need.


    Good luck, and welcome to Mac.
  3. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    you can also just right click and make new burn folder> then drag and drop the files you want to burn. and then press burn! SIMPLE!

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