DVD Backup

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  1. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

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    OK, I'm backing up a DVD to my PowerBook using DVD Backup. Now what???
     
  2. daveL macrumors 68020

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    DVDbackup isn't really being maintained. Take a look at MacTheRipper.

    I assume you want to get that 7 GB movie onto a 4.7GB single layer DVD, right? There's DVD2oneX ($49) (you'll still need to burn it with Roxio Toast or OS X native burning, Roxio Popcorn ($49, or $29 if you already have Toast) (one step, burning is part of the recode operation) or FastDVDbackup(?) which does some extra stuff, like back up PS2 games, but it's an amazing $99. I've used DVD2oneX and Popcorn (new); I think Popcorn gives better quality than DVD2oneX, but it's also a bit slower (2 pass encoding, ala Nero, I think).
     
  3. NEENAHBOY thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anybody find some free compression software yet???
     
  4. daveL macrumors 68020

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    You can do what you want with ffmpegX (release p is preferred), but it's not for those that don't understand the underlying mpeg standards and DVD video formats.
     
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  6. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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  7. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Check out Roxio's Popcorn, it does the job and it competitively priced.
     
  8. daveL macrumors 68020

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  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I would recommend ffmepgx, but you have to know what you're doing, it's not for dummies... :cool:
     
  10. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Oops

    Mea culpa - sorry about that :eek:
     
  11. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    Just posted this over here:

     
  12. Miner Willy macrumors regular

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    off topic but...

    mrjamin.

    like your footer on your posts.

    :D

    FWIW I use mac the ripper and DVD2ONEX. Popcorn works well but isn't as flexible.
     

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