Clone DVD in Windows to watch in macOS

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Pedro Pinto, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Pedro Pinto macrumors member

    Pedro Pinto

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    Good afternoon everyone.

    I bought some DVD courses and I would like to fully access them on my MacBook Pro.

    By fully access them I mean: get all information like menus, extras and everything which’s inside.

    Can you please teach me how to clone them and which app I can use?

    Thankfully,

    Pedro Pinto
     
  2. MSastre macrumors regular

    MSastre

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    MDRP does a superb job and has a 30 day free trial good for 5 instances. I use it all the time and highly recommend it. You will need an external USB DVD drive as well, unless you have another Mac with an internal SuperDrive.
     
  3. Pedro Pinto thread starter macrumors member

    Pedro Pinto

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    Thank you for your response @MSastre.

    However, I have no extra DVD drive nor SuperDrive. I would like to Clone it on my Windows Laptop and then use it here, with all the Extras, Menus and so on. Any other ideas?
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I don't know what software to use but what I think you need to do (if copy protection doesn't prevent it) is use an app on Windows to create an ISO image of the DVD and then transfer the ISO image to the Mac, mount it, and run it in DVD Player.
     
  5. biffuz macrumors newbie

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    What you want is an ISO image of your DVDs.

    1) Get WinX DVD Ripper Free Edition (not sure if other apps remove copy protection)
    2) Go to DVD Disc -> DVD Backup -> Clone DVD to ISO Image and click Run (ignore all trial limitations warnings)
    3) Copy the ISO file to your Mac and open it
    4) Watch your DVD with any DVD player! (well, probably)

    There's only one problem: the file will be several GBs in size. I don't know of any app which can compress a DVD and maintain all menu structure, I doubt it is feasible since there are no player apps able to handle such a frankenstein.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 12, 2017 ---
    Never mind, I just tried WinX DVD Ripper and some parts don't play... try something else
     
  6. Pedro Pinto thread starter macrumors member

    Pedro Pinto

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