DVD X copy for mac

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  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    Is there such a program? if so, plese give me the link so i can purcahse it.
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    DVD X copy is a joke. I swear, having your DVD on one DVD is better than having to split it into 2.

    Search Versiontracker.com for DVDBackup and DVD2oneX. You'll need Toast to burn it (www.roxio.com) and that's $99, but it is an excellent burning program as well (equivalent to Easy CD Creator on the PC).
     
  3. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Yep, just to reiterate - don't use DVDBackup without Toast - it will ONLY play on a computer, and not on a standard DVD player if you do that.
     
  4. homeshire macrumors regular

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    are you sure about that?
     
  5. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    DVD2oneX is great, but its 50 pounds!! holy crap....expensiiive.
     
  6. GigaWire macrumors 6502

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    Oh... Really?
     
  7. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea ... their trial version only lets me back up 30 minutes...like i wouldn't mind if it it was like 20-30 bucks..but thats 80 CANADIAN dollars :D
     
  8. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    try using a program called dvdremaster, its free and does basically the same as DVD2one simply and quickly with v good results.
     
  9. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Not true. I use DVDBackup to copy DVDs, DVD2ONE to compress them, then I make an image out of the video ts folder and burn it using Disk Utility. My disks play in a variety of set top DVD players.
     
  10. amnesiac1984 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the problem is that the finder sometimes creates these .dstore files in folders which you can't delete, toast allows you to delete them.
     
  11. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Whoa. Where do you guys get off paying for backing up DVDs? Are you kidding me?

    And DVD Backup 1.3 doesn't work in Panther.

    Get MacTheRipper. It's free, works in Panther, and the download file size is around only 700KB.
     
  12. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    DVD Backup 1.3 is free, works in Panther, and is a 94k download. Where do you get your information?
     
  13. IndyGopher macrumors 6502a

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    I can't comment on the Mac software mentioned here, but I do have to comment on the implication that DVD X Copy doesn't copy DVD's to a single DVD. This is not the case. DVD X Copy Xpress, Gold, and Platinum all give you the option to copy to a single disc (and in the case of Xpress, ONLY copy to a single disc)

    For whatever flaws DVD X Copy might have, it's fast, works well enough that I don't mind its imperfections, and I really really wish there were a Mac version. But since the PC I run it on has nothing else to do when I'm not playing a game on it, it's not too bothersome to have to use the PC for DVD X Copy.
     
  14. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    I tried opening DVD Backup 1.3 in Panther on my machine (w/ 10.3.2) many times...and each time I open it, well, I'll try to describe:

    The icon that would normally appear at the right edge of the left part of the Dock by the divider doesn't appear. Instead, from that area, the Dock expands a couple of pixels widthwise (position = bottom), then slowly (you can see the dock compressing again pixel by pixel) the Dock retracts back to its old size. The application does not launch, and the icon never shows up in the Dock.

    This means that the application doesn't work in Panther, right? Because it opened fine in 10.2 for me and has yet to open successfully in Panther.
     
  15. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    I've used that app just fine in Panther. Delete and install it again - that might help.
     
  16. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would MacTheRipper be better than DVDBackup? Quality and speed wise.
     
  17. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Did that. Same thing: App tries to launch, and doesn't.
     
  18. encro macrumors 6502

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    the symptom sounds more like a permissions issue on your system.
     
  19. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    When I open DVDBackup in Panther here's what happens: It opens and I rip DVDs with it. Obviously works with Panther. As has been suggested before, try repairing permissions and investigate what's going on with your system.
     
  20. Jigglelicious macrumors 6502

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    They both do exactly the same thing - decrypt the DVD's CSS lock and the copy it to the hard drive unencrypted. The quality would be identical (since its just a straight copy from DVD -> HDD) and the speed would be solely dependent on your optical drive.

    The real question would be if there is a difference between DVD2oneX and Roxio's Popcorn, which actually take that decrypted image and compress it to fit on a 4.3gb DVD. In my experience, DVD2oneX was a bit faster, and seemed to have better image quality (though I wasn't really looking at 2 identical copies).

    Popcorn however did some CRAZY stuff to my backups however. I tried to back up my copy of StarWars Ep1. It burned fine, but when I actually went to watch it:

    1.) Subtitles were automatically turned on (I wanted English subtitles available, but not defaulted to on. There doesn't seem to be an option to differentiate between this)
    2.) The intro "scroller" screen where you see the star wars story go by was in SPANISH! No clue how this happened.
    3.) The movie was no longer in widescreen but was somehow zoomed in as if attempting to display it as 4:3 ratio. No amount of tinkering could get it to display right.

    Overall I was very disappointed with Popcorn and its lack of options.
     
  21. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    In my experience I have always found MTR faster.
     
  22. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

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    i think you need it on the Data setting, under DVD-ROM (UDF). which 'data' setting are/were you using?
     
  23. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    thats because you are supposed to select the "DVD-ROM (UDF)" option

    or goto video and select "DVD-Video from VIDEO_TS"

    either one will work.
     
  24. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering if I use DVDbackup then roxio, will I have all of the features? Like the startup menu etc. What if I want to keep that, but say dont care about extra features?
     

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