Best Application to Copy DVD's

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Wicked1, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    New Jersey
    Ok, so I own a set of exercise DVD's and one got scratched, so now with my replacement I want to copy them, use the copied set and store the originals, but what is the best Application on my Mac Mini to get to make good quality copies, and what is the best DVD to use, I have DVD -R an +R?

  2. andalusia macrumors 68030


    Apr 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
  3. kindadukish macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    Mac the Ripper and Burn

    Hmm, Handbrake will rip the DVD to a video file which you can play on your computer. I suppose you could then take that file back through iDVD to make a DVD but that seems complicated and you'll probably lose some image quality.

    What I do in your situation is use Mac the Ripper to rip the DVD to the computer. Mac the Ripper doesn't create a video file like Handbrake. Instead it creates a "Video TS" folder which is what you'll find on standard movie DVDs. You can then use another freeware program called "Burn" to burn a DVD from the Video TS folder. Burn will format the DVD properly to play in your DVD player.

    Good luck.
  4. kindadukish macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2006
    And if they are not copy protected...

    And I should add if the DVDs you are copying do not have copy protection then you can use Disk Utility (included by Apple with your Mac Mini) to create a "Disk Image" from your DVDs. Then you can use Disk Utility to burn that Disk Image to a blank DVD.

    Although this is the simplest way, it will work only with DVDs without copy protection.

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