A Newbie: How to burn/rip DVDs on Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iConquer, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. iConquer macrumors newbie

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    Hi...
    I'm new to using the Mac. I currently have the Macbook Pro as well as the 24" iMac.

    I have been trying and trying to burn some CDs and well as DVDs but have no idea how to do it. Could someone lead me to a link or give me directions on how to do it please? I usually use Nero on my PC, but would hate to go back n forth for this operation.

    Also, I rip alot of my DVDs as a back up as well as to watch them on my HD player. Normally I would use DVD Shrink on my PC. Am I able to do the same on Mac or do I need an additional software?

    Thanks for anyones help!!
     
  2. Benguitar Guest

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    You sure have expensive equipment for a newbie..

    Toast is an app that can rip dvd/cds on Macintosh and you can also burn dvds/cds in iTunes and iDVD.

    :)
     
  3. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Drag files on them, open the CD/DVD in the Finder, click "Burn."

    iTunes for music CDs.

    iDVD for DVD movies.

    Toast Titanium can do all of this.
     
  4. Wayne s macrumors regular

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    Don't think you will be able to copy DVD,s using just iDVD or Toast alone. You will have to use a ripping app to get past the copy protection first, just as you would on a PC. DVD shrink used to be a great program on PC and Mac the Ripper was the Mac equivalent, the free version of which is not longer freely available.

    I have not baked up a DVD for over a year so things have probably changed somewhat.
     
  5. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

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    Ah, missed the copying part.

    Mac The Ripper 3 and Handbrake + VLC
     
  6. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

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    I think Handbrake is amazing, makes beautiful encodes of 1-2 hour long movies at around a gig.
     
  7. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    toast
    MTR
    Handbreak
    VLC
    Perian and Flip4Mac are my ideas of essential installs that let you do just about anything with just about any digital video file
     
  8. iConquer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for all the help thus far folks...
    is there any sites that you guys might know of that I can get these softwares?

    thanx
     

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