Burning a playable DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ajo, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. ajo macrumors 6502

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    I friend made home DVD for us but must have burnt it wrong as it just opens up the TS folders.

    I thought that I could copy the files and then burn the DVD again correctly so that it plays right on a DVD player.

    Can this be done?

    Thanks

    ajo
     
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Short answer is yes. As long as you have the software. Toast, MovieGate or other.
     
  3. ajo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have toast, but I was getting a little confused. Started asking me about PAL conversion..

    As far as I know PAL is what we need, but will converting make a difference?
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Use Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities. Just make an image of the DVD, then burn it to another DVD. Simples.
     
  5. ajo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The problem is, is that it is just burning a folder with the TS files. So a DVD player wont open it on its own
     
  6. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    If the DVD is in NTSC format and you need it to be in PAL then let Toast convert it.
     
  7. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Have you done this?
    It should give you a disc image(.dmg) file like this:
     

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  8. chadvonnau macrumors newbie

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    If your source is NTSC, and you want to try burning it in its original format, go into your Toast preferences and set your DVD standard is set to NTSC. It should burn quicker that way, since it doesn't have to convert, but it may not work on your DVD player. You'll have to test.

    If it doesn't play, set your DVD standard back to PAL and let Toast do the conversion.
     

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