Back Up Movies

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  1. sananda macrumors 68020

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    hi

    i'd like to back up some dvd movies to dvd without compressing them. how do i do that?

    thanks
     
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  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Toast is a very handy and powerful app as well which you could use in conjunction with MtR if you so chose.
     
  4. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks. after i've ripped the dvd, how do i burn it to another dvd with all the menus etc intact?
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    See above. :cool:
     
  6. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok. so toast it is. i was just wondering (being essentially mean with money!) if there something already on my mac that would do it.
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Disc Utility would be the only free app on your Mac which comes to mind since it can burn disc images, however you would need to rip the DVD into a compatible format as a result, whereas MtR (i believe) outputs the DVD content to VIDEO_TS / VOB files.
     
  8. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks. i'll prise open my wallet and buy toast!!
     
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    No problem at all.

    In my opinion it's well worth it if you are going to be doing a lot of burning. I don't mind paying for apps when they're worth what their price tag is, and in Toast's case, I feel it is totally worth it. A very powerful, slick app with a lot of functionality.

    You may want to check Fry's Electronics, they currently have a $20 rebate offer on Toast.
     
  10. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i'm in the uk, so no frys! i'll have a look around for the best price ...i've just looked at the apple store and its £69.
     
  11. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I'd suggest you shop around, as many places here sell it for 69 dollars, not 69 quid! Even the local BestBuy here has it on for $80 CAD I think... that would be only 33 quid for you. Heck, if you can't find a better deal I should just buy it for you and ship it to you! :p ;) :D
     
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    With MactheRipper and Toast, you will need to use DVD9 (dual layer) blanks.

    If you want to use DVD5s blanks, you will need to do something like:
    MactheRipper --> Rip to HD
    DVD2OneX --> To Shrink the file to DVD5 size
    Toast --> To burn the DVD5

    Note, if the original is on a DVD5, then DVD2OneX would not be needed.
     
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    Thanks sushi, excellent point for clarification. DVD2OneX is a great app as well, but keep in mind that in doing this, you will lose some quality as you compress dual layer (DVD9) to single layer (DVD5). Otherwise, you'll have to use DVD9 media for exact replication.

    Does the latest MtR have shrink functionality built into it? I haven't played around with v3 yet myself...
     
  14. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Hold on a sec, Toast 8 has some form of DVD shrinking in it, as I know they use Popcorn's "Fit-to-Shrink" technology and can compress a 9GB DVD into a 4.7 GB DVD. Is this only for unprotected media though? What if you ripped off the copy protection using MtR then used Toast to shrink it? Would that work? Honestly I have never needed to do this myself so have never explored this functionality within Toast but I know it exists in some form...
     
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    I haven't tried MTR v3 yet so I do not know.

    Yes it does.

    Yes it will. I've tried this way, but prefer the DVD2OneX route.

    I like the quality of DVD2OneX. Also, with DVD2OneX, I can rip say 5 DVDs to HD using MTR. Then batch them with DVD2OneX. Very convenient.
     
  16. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Thanks for the confirmation sushi. The few times I've needed it, I've used DVD2OneX as well and have been very satisfied with its performance.

    If sananda decides to buy Toast 8 though, he/she might as well give that functionality a try too just to determine if it is acceptable for his/her needs or not. :)

    On a side note, Popcorn 3 has some excellent features as well. I am assuming many of them will be integrated into Toast 9 whenever it is released (my guess is probably some time after Leopard in October.) :cool:
     
  17. clevin macrumors G3

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    DVD remaster demo supposedly can do this for free
    Burn, or simplyburns can do this for free
     
  18. sananda thread starter macrumors 68020

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    i'll shop around....i'm sure i can do much better than £69!
     
  19. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Good point.

    BTW, not saying Popcorn is bad. Just prefer DVD2OneX.

    Cool. Thanks for the info.
     
  20. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Hmm, I wasn't aware of this app, I'll check it out - thanks for the head's up. :cool:
     

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