save dvds on hard disk

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  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

    goodtimes5

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    How do you save dvd movies onto your hard disk? I find it more convenient to just view without having to dig out the dvd. I know you can create a disk image with Disk Utility, but I don't know how reliable this is with dvds. Theoretically, it should work, but will take forever.
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    In my experience, Disk Utility has choked on the encryption. Try a program like Handbrake. Also, an uncompressed DVD image can be as much as 6-8GB! :eek:
     
  3. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a

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    search for this program "DVDBackup" (try www.versiontracker.com). It has worked flawlessly for me, and it only takes about an hour (on a 1ghz G4 w/ Superdrive) to copy.
     
  4. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    Handbreak takes forever. DVD backup the Video_TS folder, use DVD2oneX to compress it (with or without extras). Good size, brunable onto a DVD with toast. Sweet.
     
  5. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    I use DVD2oneX. It rocks.

    http://www.dvd2one.com/

    Use MacTheRipper first. Oh, and you'll likely want a 1TB Lacie. :rolleyes:
     
  6. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    so if you use Mac the ripper then use mac2onex (got both - cant use them to affect) then burn it to cd using toast it will work will it?? what do i have to do to make this work...never owned a dvd burner before :eek:
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Man.. DVD2one is expensive! 49.99 Euro. $61+!!
    DVD Backup, however, is freeware.
     
  8. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    AL_FAMOUS: You need to create a disc image with DVD2oneX if you want to burn a DVD. Sent you a PM.
     
  9. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    got it...its great... nice one, i sent you a pm...
     
  10. krimson macrumors 65816

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    im starting to think there should be a DVD FAQ sticky.

    FYI: DVD2OneX doesn't create a disc image, it lowers the resolution of the video tracks.
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Ewww.
     
  12. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    Sure, DVD2oneX further compresses the video track, but there's also an option to create a disc image (when you have MKISOFS installed) and this is useful if you want to burn a full disc copy.
     

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