DVD Copy Question (Legal)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by deputy_doofy, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

    deputy_doofy

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    I know this question has been asked a million times, but I was asked to copy a work DVD. I used a relatively known freeware program to extract the whole disc and got the typical Audio TS and Video TS folders. Once I got those folders, I popped a DVD-R in my drive, copied the folders to the disc, and burned. Once finished, Apple's DVD player fired up, but immediately said "disc not supported" (and yes, the "original" disc played fine). For the fun of it, I popped the copied disc into the DVD player in the living room and it played fine. Why did the Apple player not recognize it?

    Also, did I need an extractor program or could I have simply copied the audio and video TS folders to my hard drive (followed by moving them to a disc to burn)?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. mklos macrumors 68000

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    I would say the best program to use for that since you already did most of the work is Toast Titanium 7. That will make it so that it plays in both the computer DVD player and a regular DVD player.

    This program does all kinds of other things involving burning CDs or DVDs.

    You can pick that up for about $80.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Once you have the VIDEO_TS folder, you can use Toast. The trick is to set the format to DVDROM (UDF).
     
  4. gageray macrumors newbie

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    For best results I would get Toast and Popcorn.
     
  5. d wade macrumors 65816

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    another vote for Toast here :D
     
  6. deputy_doofy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. YunusEmre macrumors regular

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    How does it work with different region codes? We have home made DVDs but they were made outside US and they have a different region code.
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    Home made DVDs will not have encryption or region coding. You might have a case of NTSC vs. PAL, but that's not the same thing as region coding.

    B
     
  9. YunusEmre macrumors regular

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    Yeah I think it is in a PAL format. I can still make copies right?
     
  10. simie macrumors 6502a

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    I have made DVD's for work, I use FCP to edit and then export to Quicktime and use Toast to compress the video to 4 gig to burn onto single layer DVDR's. Toast 7 insists on putting region code onto every disk burnt.
     
  11. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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    isn't region 0 like the universal region code?
     

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