copy dvd question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, May 29, 2005.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    Before anyone starts, i intend to use this for a legal purpose, im not selling them or anything.. I just bought an imac with superdrive. I want to copy dvd's on the mac, but have seen a few ways to do it that seem complicated and need to buy several softwares to do it. I just switched, and on my pc, i use dvd x copy xpress, and its really easy. So how can i do it with a mac? Also if it is possible, will it be faster to do on my mac, or should i just stick with my 2.4 ghz pc to do the dvd copying.
  2. daveL macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2003
    Forum search, please! This topic comes up at least twice a week and has been answered over and over again.

    MacTheRipper and Popcorn (Roxio) is what I use.
  3. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
    It depends on how fast your DVD burner is on your peecee.
  4. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    it is a 4x, thats all i have in dvd's anyways so it wont matter.. Sorry didnt use search, but will toast work as well?
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    i don't want to explain it. just search and your'll find more than one thread of subject.
  6. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    I'll explain. Just use Mac The Ripper to upload the movie to your machine (it can be found on version tracker), it will have a Video TS folder within the movie folder. Then you get the program Popcorn and select the video TS folder and then hit burn. It will compress the movie automatically and then burn it. It takes about 45 minutes to compress and depending on your burner it takes a few minutes to burn.
  7. Lucky8 macrumors regular


    May 18, 2005
    After I upload the movie to my machine using MTR, can I just use iDVD to burn instead of spending $50 on Popcorn?
  8. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    Lucky8, you need something to compress the video_TS flies. such as DVD2oneX or Popcorn, then you need to burn i.e. Toast 6 or (since I don't have popcorn) some other way like a disc image. Don't forget to put in an audio_ts file (empty) so as certain dvd players can read it. Peace, Dodger

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