Copy a DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ericmjl, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. ericmjl macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Hi guys,

    I need to copy a DVD that my friend burned for me. It's a data disc, and contains a lot of videos that we recorded during a camp (so no piracy, just for the record). I've found that using the disk utility and creating a disk image, and then re-burning it doesn't exactly work well with 4.4GB of data. I was wondering, do you all have any other suggestions? (As far as possible, try not to suggest buying some software; free downloads would be nice, though).

  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    If it's just a data disk, then you can open the disk (double-click on the disk on your desktop), copy all the files to your desktop, and then insert a new dvd, drag and drop them into there, and burn it.
    If you need something that would need to be an image, a small free piece of software called Burn will do.
  3. Cybix macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2006
    Western Australia

    ever used it? it's real easy to setup an automator workflow to do backups or copies.

    Although, it would take a while to get the right workflow to read in a dvd, eject it, ask for a blank, then copy onto the blank, then remove the temp files....

    here's a simple one I use for backups:

    Attached Files:

  4. thesnowman16 macrumors member


    Mar 24, 2007
    New Zealand
    Awesome idea! I need to start playing around with automator, I keep forgetting it's there! I had this same problem with copying a dvd (Making 20 copy's) and automator would defiantly have helped big time!

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