macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2008
ok, my best friend has had an imac for a while now. she has the white one and i have just bought a new aluminium machine.
now when she puts a dvd in her drive she can drag the video ts folder onto the desktop whereas I can't. It says i do not have permission for the operation. i am an administrator but when i look at info it states the dvd is read only.

can i change that or have apply changed something in the new imac that will stop this.??

Lesser Evets

macrumors 68040
Jan 7, 2006
If you would like to copy the disc to your hard drive, try using a utility like Mac the Ripper.
MAC THE RIPPER is now in bittorrent-ville. Not sure what happened, but it fled into more obscure areas of the net than the mirrors they had years ago.

I just tried finding it again and had to get the torrent download. It's a brilliant program I recommend to anyone having to rip any region DVD to their Mac, opening codes and allowing universal access to video.


macrumors 68020
Jun 14, 2008
New Hampshire
Legal, licensed copies of Mac The Ripper's latest release (V 3.0 r14m) can be obtained by following the instructions in the Sticky Notes in Mac The Ripper forum at

Please come join the forum- and the licensed users that support the incredible efforts of the single developer who has been pushed to the edge of throwing in the towel because of the torrents. If he does that, an awesome app will be lost!:(


macrumors member
Jan 18, 2008
the strange thing is she tried the exact same disc as i tried.
its a mystery!!
She might have FairMount installed (part of DVD Remaster) as it does on the fly css decryption so you can then drag and drop to copy of the video_ts folder.


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 13, 2008

i will have ask her. is there anything else you can have running in the background to do the same . pref freeware
thanks for all the help