How do you burn a DVD?

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  1. ieani macrumors 6502a

    ieani

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    My friend has the VOB files but she has no idea how to burn them on her mac. My first mac is still pending. Could someone help? She has an ibook 14 inch.
     
  2. AML707 macrumors member

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    intel iBook ??:confused:
     
  3. hikingnclimbing macrumors member

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    No such thing. There isn't an Intel version of the iBook (yet).

    Anyways, if she puts a DVD in the drive (assuming that it is indeed a DVD burner and not just a player, depending on the age of the lappie), then she should be able to put files into the DVD "folder". Then it should simply be a matter of pressing burn.

    I'm not familiar with the file type though. All of the DVDs that I've burn have been with iDVD while I use the method above to burn CDs. I'm 99% sure that the process is the same for both though.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Get Toast.

    Search the forums a bit. There was somewhere you could get Toast 7 for $39.95, I think it was, which is a very good price for an essential application on any Mac with a burner... :)
     
  5. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    1. go to your local best buy, circuit city, or other store of your choosing
    2. Pick a DVD
    3. Buy the DVD

    Copying a DVD is a crime if you didn't know. Those VOB files had to come from somewhere.

    Support the local 600 http://www.cameraguild.com/, buy your films its more than the studio that you are hurting!

    Ed
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    No one has mentioned any copying of DVDs. So that might be jumping to conclusions (probably correct, but still...) ;)

    And it's not illegal to copy DVDs everywhere. In Norway (and probably to some degree in most of Europe) you can copy any legally obtained DVD. In Norway you can even copy those DVDs borrowed from "close friends and family", lent from the library or rented from any DVD rental. :)
     
  7. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    I would second getting Toast to put your VOB files on a cd/dvd as it makes life much easier.

    Not everyone does the wrong thing as there are plenty of QuickTime files that are legal to down load then put onto a cd/dvd/HDD for one to watch.
    Let's save this for those that have no care and just outright brag about doing the wrong thing...okay.
     
  8. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    She lives in another state and her one of her friends made this movie for thier english class she wanted to show me. So she said shed burn a copy for me if she could figure out how to do it. Knowing her she'll probably just have her friend do it but I thought Id get some info in case.
     
  9. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha in my mind they have become synonymous.
     
  10. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    You do know that if you author a DVD of your own creation, the end result can be VOB files?

    iDVD might hide that well, but other DVD authoring packages (including a number of PC ones) generate these file/directory structures.
     
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  12. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    another goody good trolling the forums, BOOOO! always assuming that someone is doing something illegal.
     
  13. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Dont need toast

    You dont NEED toast to burn a DVD.

    A DVD (not a data disc DVD) for your home set top DVD player is in essence just a Data DVD disc that contains 2 folders:

    VIDEO_TS
    AUDIO_TS

    The video folder holds all those VOB and BUP and NFO files.

    The audio is a leftover of the DVD standard for DVD Audio discs (you MUST have both of these folders on the ROOT of a video DVD, some players WONT play a disc without the AUDIO_TS folder, eventhough its always empty.)


    Finder Burning:


    Place blank DVD into drive.

    Click "use finder" or whatever it says when it says you inserted a blank disc.

    A disc will show up on the desktop.

    Create the 2 folders (video/audio_ts) inside the disc.

    Drag all the VOB files into the video folder.

    Eject the disc and it will burn.


    VOB files WILL NOT PLAY BY THEMSELVES.

    yes VLC and some other 3rd party apps can play VOB files as a video file.

    but burning a VOB to a disc WILL NOT MAKE A DVD.

    The VOBs need all the other stuff that goes with them to make a working disc. The VOB only contains the video and markers, not the menus and buttons etc.

    So if all you has is VOB files and not everything else from the original VIDEO_TS folder, you are S.O.L and need to convert the VOB into a useable format, then encode that into a DVD using iDVD etc.


    hope that helps, especially more than those who just question your legality for some reason.
     
  14. thahater macrumors member

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    i like your style,too many goody goody people here hanging on a every word.there computers have fun with them.
     
  15. ieani thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I think we'll be able to figure it out!
     
  16. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    another way would be to use DVD Imager - make sure the VOBs are in a VIDEO_TS folder, drag it onto DVD Imager and it makes a DVD disk image that you can then burn using Disk Utility
     

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