Copy a DVD

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

  1. ericmjl macrumors member

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    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).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

    Lovesong

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    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.
    http://www.kiwifruitware.tk/
     
  3. Cybix macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    automator.

    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:
     

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  4. thesnowman16 macrumors member

    thesnowman16

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    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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