Backup copies

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zukir02, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. zukir02 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2009
    Whats up? I am a new guy to the site, but not to mac. I have used macs for a few years.

    So my question is, I make backup copies of the dvds that I own and store them on a hard drive. I get some dvds that says it has bad sectors, 1 what is this and 2 how do I get around this.

    When it tells me it has bad sectors it says it wont play, well I tried to play them from hard drive any way and it wont play. So what can I do to fix this problem?
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    If the DVDs you refer to are commercial movie DVDs, then they commonly have bad sectors written to them to prevent them being copied. The latest, easiest, and most reliable utility (IMHO) to copy these to a hard drive is Ripit. Mac The Ripper is also widely used, but I've found it doesn't work every time - it works most of the time, but not 100%.

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