Copying DVDs

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by indigoblu, May 9, 2005.

  1. indigoblu macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2005
    I know that some DVDs are protected from copying, and programs like Popcorn prohibit copying those DVDs. But are there other ways to copy DVDs, protected or not protected? I've never had a DVD burner until now, and would love to copy some DVDs (some commercial, some not). Any advice?
  2. sonofapplepm macrumors member

    Apr 5, 2005
    Wheatland, Ia
    You can use MacTheRipper, it can be found in a google search. Use popcorn to compress and burn!
  3. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Just as a friendly reminder that it's illegal to copy commercial discs, and discussion of piracy is very much frowned upon on these forums.

    That said, you'll often find good discussions about the technology, as long as it doesn't stray into specifics or puerile "nod and wink" stuff.

    Popcorn is a compression/burning app, it won't (as you say) rip the discs, however, apps like Mac the Ripper or DVDxDV will rip DVD's to various formats, that can then be burnt onto other media (including DVD-r).

    Wether they'll circumvent the newer copy-protection technology is not a subject I want to see discussed here, Copy protect is there to protect revenue, and that includes mine... :)

    There are plenty of places on the 'net that'll discuss this openly, but MR ain't one of them.
  4. indigoblu thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2005
    I totally understand about copyright issues. I only wanted to copy one DVD, that I have permission for; and the others are homemade videos of family stuff. Thank you for the advice, I appreciate it!
  5. quackattack macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2004
    Boise, ID

    Works perfect every time. :D
  6. Lucky8 macrumors regular


    May 18, 2005
    OK, I ripped a DVD using MacTheRipper. Now I only have VIDEO_TS folder. Where is AUDIO_TS folder? :confused:
    Should I have chosen Full Disc Extraction instead of Main Feature Extraction?
    Do I have to buy Popcorn in order to compress and burn it onto a DVD or can I just use DiskUtility app that comes with my Dual 1.8 G5?
  7. njmac macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    You can not use disk utility. you need toast or popcorn. I think you should quit while your ahead though. this thread seems destined for wasteland.
  8. Lucky8 macrumors regular


    May 18, 2005
    Without purchasing those Roxio products, is there a way to burn a DVD on my Dual 1.8 G5 Superdrive?
  9. njmac macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    not on a mac but a pc, on the other hand, is a different story.
  10. Lucky8 macrumors regular


    May 18, 2005
    Sorry but I dont really understand what you mean.
    First you telling me to qiut while I'm ahead cause this thread seems destined for wasteland and now you talking about PC.
    I'm trying to back up a copy of my DVD on my PowerMac Dual 1.8 G5, not PC.
  11. njmac macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    ok, sorry, I thought that maybe you had heard of an easy and free way to do this from friends who use pc's. If you had a pc too,then you could just google it and do that route :eek:

    Sorry if I confused you and gave you wrong info.
  12. joshbriegal macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2008
    For copying DVDs i use an app called HandBrake :-

    It's a free app to convert Video TS folder into files. It takes waaay too long, but gets the job done!
  13. Steve Catterall macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2007
    put DVD in drive
    open disk utility
    select DVD session (underneath DVD)
    press create new image button
    select CD/DVD image

    Once that finishes
    Select new image in disk utility
    press Burn button

    May not work with copy protected disks however.
  14. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    For your information (I could be wrong, as I'm talking about the regulations in my country, the netherlands), you may have a copy of all your material for yourself. So whether that's a copyrighted dvd or cd. That's why (in my country) you pay a contribute when you buy a dvd/cd for the fact that you copy stuff. As long as you keep the dvd for yourself, it's absolutely legal. Why do you else think there are companies that sell these products without being taken offline.

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