Best DVD to ISO app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by blankito, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. blankito macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    I tried Ripit and Mac DVD Ripper Pro but it only Rip to .dvdmedia files and I really need the ISO format for my Boxee

    Handbrake does not support ISO neither so forget about that

    What application should I use then?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  3. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    #3
    You can try dd from the command line as well. I used it for a bunch of disks that I wanted convert but did not want to leave in the drive while doing it. A command line like this will do it for you.

    Code:
    dd if=/dev/disk? of=/path/to/save/file.iso bs=2048
    
    You would of course replace the disk? part with the proper number for your dvd drive.
     
  4. kuebby macrumors 68000

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  5. jamgam macrumors newbie

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    you can use drutil status to get the disk number but before you create the iso with dd=/dev/disk? you need to unmount it I believe. My steps are

    drutil status /dev/disk?
    diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk?
    dd if=/dev/disk? of=/path/to/image.iso
    diskutil mountDisk /dev/disk?
     
  6. NATO macrumors 68000

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    That's what I've been doing - Create a disc image (selecting CD/DVD Master as the type) and when finished, just rename .cdr to .iso
     
  7. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    .dvdmedia is just a folder, if you remove the file extension you'll see the VIDEO_TS folder.
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    #8
    Yeah. Seems the simplest way, rather than messing around with command line code. :confused:
     

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