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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jen5678, Jan 9, 2005.
Does anyone know how to burn .vob files?
Do I need a certain program?
You can burn it with Toast.
is it easy?, and about how long do you think it will take to burn a dvd that's a little less than an hour long?
If it's an hour long, and you have a 4X burner, essentially 15 minutes.
And, yup, Toast makes it easy!
I'm gonna try it.
But next time, try a better title such as "burning .vob files"
YES please do that! I hate when people do not appropriately title threads.
On the plus side, though, thanks for replying to the posts, Jen5678. That's a nice courtesy. And please let us know if it works for you.
I tried burning it with Toast and it came up with an error while encoding
"Could not record the disc because of a Mac OS Error.
Result Code = -50"
Does anyone know what that means?
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE ITS GONNA BLOW!
EDIT: So I'll do something helpful... try searching Google, try a different CD, and make sure to enable "Buffer Under-run Prevention"
Thanks for all your help and sorry about the titling thing.
yeah but you didn't need a new thread since people are reading this one.
So we can better help:
What Mac and version of the OS are you using?
What version of Toast are you using?
What are you trying to burn?
What kind of media are you using?
Thanks for any info!
Here's a good linkety to help you as you become a member here...
ummm let's see, I new to Mac so I'm a little
MAC OS X 10.3.7
Toast 6 Titanium
I am trying to burn a dvd that I have, that I put onto my hard drive
and I'm not quite sure what you mean by what kind of media am I using?
Good... this info helps.
By media, I meant something like "Memorex 8x DVD-R" or whatever - probably not important.
What is possibly an issue, without knowing what you are trying to burn, is that the original DVD was copy protected. I believe you have the right to make backup copies, and I'm not getting in any way holier-than-thou (I make them), just curious: was the original DVD a commercial one? How did you get it to your hard drive?
Edit: PS Going to eat; will check back later.
Yes it is a commerical dvd, I have scratched (or completely cracked) to many dvds and want to start backing them up. I have decrypted it so that is how I got it onto my hard drive.
Also, just to make sure, are your .VOBs in a VIDEO_TS folder? If so, you should burn them as a DVD in the data section, or alternatively if you have the latest (6.0.7?) you can tell Toast that is is a VIDEO_TS in the advanced options of the Video section.
no they are not in a video_ts folder, could i just make one and put all the files in there? and if i burn them in the data section will they play on a dvd player?
Jen, your problem is that .vob files on DVDs are encrypted. In order to copy a DVD or burn a DVD you have saved on your hard drive you have to first decrypt the .vob files.
go to www.versiontracker.com and find a program called DVDbackup. This program copies the .vob DVD files to your hard drive, decrypting them as it goes along. Next, unless you are burning onto dual layer DVD-R discs or trying to copy a DVD that isn't dual layer (both highly unlikely), you need to download a program called DVD2to1X or something, can't remember the exact name. This program will compress the dual-layer original into a size that can be burned onto single layer disc with minimal quality loss. This program requires registration so you will either have to purchase a serial number or enter an illegal one (it doesn't sound like what you're doing is legal anyway). In DVD2to1X, select the option to make a disc image. When it is done, you will have a disc image of the DVD you want to copy, decrypted and properly sized for single layer DVD media. Then open toast, specify that you want to burn a Disc Image, and then burn. Then you will have an exact copy of the original DVD, with all menus and options intact and available, with only slight video quality loss (so slight you won't notice).
Hope this helps you, as well as everyone else who has ever tried to copy a DVD using their mac.
I already decrypted it on a pc. do you think i should try it again on the mac?
You probably don't need to re-decrypt them. However, if you have access to the original DVD, I'd re-rip it (DVDBackup is nice; I tend to use MacTheRipper - also free).
In any event, either app should rip to a folder containing a VIDEO_TS folder already - burn that using Toast, and all should be well.
BTW, MacTheRipper (and possibly others) have a feature which allows you to rip only the main feature, meaning that you won't have all the extra garbage (menus, special features, etc.) and it'll mean it's more likely to fit on a DVD.
I've just created a DVD copying tutorial here. Follow the directions and you won't have any problems next time.
I'm still having some problems. I read the tutorial and I opened toast, I went to copy but I don't see "Image File"
nothing seems to come easy for me lol......
When you click Copy at the top, the drawer on the left will change and include an option for Image File.