DVD Copying?

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  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iMac g5 20 inch 2.0 ghz... I always copy movies on my windows pc, using dvd x copy xpress, and its ridiculously easy, just click one button and it automatically compresses and everything.. I searched for a while for the alternative software on mac, and thought the software i needed is dvd2onex... But i got a message saying it cannot do encrypted movies.. I use this to make backups of all the movies i buy... I would like something one click so i can have my dad, a novice do it too.. Any other alternatives??
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    Are you looking for pay software or free software. I don't think there isn't one click free solution out there for a mac unless it is unencrypted.

    most companies that don't produce free software to cover their ass legally, they don't put the decryption part in there software. there are several instruction on this forum on how to rip a dvd though. However, there might be a pay software out there that will do everything, your can probably just google and find it.
     
  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    Try MacTheRipper, look on Version Tracker for 2.6.6 of MTR as that's what you need to do. Then you can use Toast 7 which will compress and burn the Video_TS files. What I have is MTR/DVD2oneX/Toast and it's still one or two clicks for each. Also try here for a step-by-step process...

    http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=156359
    Just read the Sticky and you should be all set.
     
  4. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Look @ my sig. for a free dvd Mac app then burn the .TS file to dvd ...

    The app is good for novices but the Burning the .TS file info is IIRC., maybe some1 help to give or correct my response :eek: :eek:
     
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    I use Mac The Ripper and take that into Popcorn and bingo bango a dvd.
     
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    Toast does not compress thast why you have to have dvd2onex.


    Popcorn burns and compreses and elimnates the need for 2 programs(dvd2onex and toast)
     
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    If you get Toast 7 it has Popcorn built into it so yes it will. Anything earlier than Toast 7 won't and you'll need DVD2oneX to compress.
     
  8. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yes ive used the mac the ripper and toast before, but it takes so freaken long to copy one dvd.. On windows, it takes about an hour for the whole movie to copy, and that whole time i can just walk away.. since i dont have two drives in my imac, i dont mind coming back and switching the disk, but this method takes about 2 to 3 hours per movie..
     
  9. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    That's a long time, it takes me about half of that but then again I'm using a 16x burner and an Intel iMac 20".
     
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    I can burn a movie using mtr and toast 7 in about 45 min. It's about 18 to 20 for mtr and then maybe 25 to 30 for toast. Of course I do use an external dvd drive to do this because I just don't want to wear out my dvd drive in my macbook. I had the external dvd before I got the mac and have used it for maybe a year now. It's a dual layer 16x max.
     
  11. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    That's why I bought my LaCie external dvd burner, 16x w/DL ;) If you really wanted to go crazy just make a second copy of Toast and you can burn two different dvds at the same time since you will have two Toast apps. open each with a different movie :eek: I did that for some time but that's for some advanced burning techniques for the OP or anyone else who might think about that later ;)
     
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    Oh okay thanks for the correction. I still got toast 6.
     
  13. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I used my friends Mac and he has Toast 7 so that's how I found out. I have Toast 6 still and use DVD2oneX but now that I have my Core Duo I'm not going to buy Toast 7 (with Popcorn) then the upgrade for DVD2oneX (another $40-45 US) as well just to run it on the Intel. I do like DVD2oneX but Popcorn worked so well in Toast 7 that I feel why bother right now ;)
     
  14. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wait so which part in toast 7 do u put the video_ts so it compresses??
     
  15. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    What do you mean... when you give Toast a VIDEO_TS folder it should just burn that to a DVD...? :confused:
     

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    I thought there was a check box or something that asked what you wanted to do concerning the Popcorn feature? i'll try to get my friend on the phone and double check.

    The part so that you can use Popcorn/compress using Toast 7 instead of using DVD2oneX. i'm not sure if it will auto-compress or what as I've used Toast 7 only a few times (enough to like it more than DVD2oneX) for the file size to go under 4.5GB to fit on a dvd.
     
  17. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Aah... never had a problem with that... the few times I've burned from a VIDEO_TS folder it has, apparently, not needed any compression, and just started burning...

    Only when burning a standard DVD from some other format there has been a long (very long, on my poor old iBook) compression/conversion time needed...
     

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