best way to get a DVD onto a retina MBP?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jk73, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. jk73 macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2012
    I have a new retina MBP, which has no optical drive, and I have no other computers. The lack of an optical drive hasn't been a problem at all, except that I have a movie on DVD that doesn't seem to be available in digital form (iTunes Store, Amazon, etc.).

    What is the best and/or fastest way to get this DVD onto my retina MBP, *without* needing to buy an optical drive?

    If I pop the DVD into an optical drive and then copy it to a zip drive, will that yield a watchable file, or do I need to rip the DVD directly to the rMBP using a ripping app?

    Thanks for all feedback.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Buy a usb DVD drive but then I see you don't want to do that.

    still, its the best way to achieve what you want
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Virtually all commercial DVDs are copy protected; you can't simply "copy" the disks. You need a ripping app.

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