Copy-protected DVD bbackup From HD (legal owner)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Soulstorm, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Soulstorm macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005
    I have a dvd that is copyrighted and very scratched. And I wanted to make a backup copy of it. When I tried to use MacTheRipper, it stucked at a point wher there were bad sectors, and the disk could not be read. So, I copied the entire vide_ts into my HDD.

    Now, how can I write that copy-protected video_ts folder from my HDD to a DVD? MacTheRipper won't work with plain folders.

    Note that I own that DVD and the copy will be made for personnal use only.
  2. Soulstorm thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 1, 2005
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I could be wrong, but I don't believe you can. Part of the keys required for unscrambling the data are in a prt of the disc that can't be read directly...

  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    If I was in your position, I'd try polishing the scratches out (always from centre to edge) from the DVD with Brasso or something similar and then using MacTheRipper to get a clean copy.

    This has worked perfectly for me on a number of previous occasions.

Share This Page