external dvd...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by dabomb, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. dabomb macrumors newbie

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    We have a external DVD burner...

    and i wanted to know if you could copy a DVD whit it...

    I,m using Toast titanium...and when i want to make a copy of a disk I have to put it in my cd writter first then select copy in my Toast...

    but if i put a DVD in my CD drive to do the same...will it work???

    will the cd reconize the DVD so Toast could do the copy???
     
  2. krimson macrumors 65816

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    The CD will not recognize the DVD.

    If it's a R1 commercial DVD, a straight "save as disc image" will not work. Either due to encryption or size.
     
  3. dabomb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok...and if on a other mac G4...this one has a DVD player on it...could it be done?

    if i put the dvd in the dvd player of my MacG4 and try to copy it to the DVD burner...
     
  4. krimson macrumors 65816

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    You'd need something to decrypt the commercial DVD (im if it is commercial) like DVDBackup.. that'll decrypt it and save it to your HD, you can then use th VIDEO_TS folder and make your own DVD with it.

    Again, assuming that the VIDEO_TS folder is under 4.3Gb
     
  5. dabomb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I have DVDbackup it came whit the DVD BURNER...by the way its a Lacie burner...

    I got to save the dvd to disk using DVDbackup...and them make it into a DVD again using video_ts folder...about this last one ....where can you fine that?

    Sorry I sound cluless....but its my first DVDburner...

    thanks again...
     
  6. krimson macrumors 65816

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    when you extract with DVDBackup, it should create a folder called VIDEO_TS

    then in Toast, create a new DVD project, name the DVD, drop the Video_TS in there, and create an empty folder named AUDIO_TS, and burn away... this folder isn't needed sometimes, but i guess it helps with player compatibilty... i just put them in, just in case.

    PS.. follow all copyright rules :D
     
  7. dabomb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does DVDBackup works for mac OS9 ???...

    and why cant I open a .app file???
     
  8. krimson macrumors 65816

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    *.app is the extension for OS X apps.. i believe.. someone correct me if im wrong.

    i stopped using OS 9, so i really can't help ya there.. but www.dvdrhelp.com might have some useful info for you...
     

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