What is the best DVD copying solution?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by the_wallcrawler, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. the_wallcrawler macrumors regular

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    I have a 2.1ghz G5 iMac. I have a bunch of unencrypted DVDs that I would like to copy. What is the best solution for doing so? Roxio Popcorn looks nice. Any free solutions?
     
  2. lazyboy922 macrumors 6502

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    I use popcorn, and love it. Well worth the $30
     
  3. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    spend the extra loot and get Toast 7, same as Popcorn plus a ton of awsome features

    I couldn't live without Toast 7
     
  4. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    Handbrake is the greatest DVD-to-file converter. It's fast, it rips to DivX, MP4 and h.264. And totally FREE. I use it all the time to rip DVDs.

    If you want to rip the VIDEO_TS, use Mac the Ripper.
     
  5. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Well if they're like DVDs you made in something like iDVD, I just use Disk Utility to make a disk image, and then use disk utility to burn it to a new blank DVD. Works for me, won't work on like bigger, real movie DVDs.
     
  6. the_wallcrawler thread starter macrumors regular

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    They are unencrypted DVDs I burned off my Panasonic DVD recorder.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    Then as long as you're trying to copy them to similar or larger media (4.7GB -> 4.7GB or you have a DL burner) you should just be able to do as ITASOR says.

    Unless you're trying to do some editing, trimming, remove commercials or the like.

    B
     
  8. the_wallcrawler thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just want to straight up copy them. I'll give ITASOR's suggestion a try. Thanks everyone.
     

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