copying non-copy protected DVDs

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yatman, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. yatman macrumors member

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    Does anyone know if OSX has any out-of-the-box tools to duplicate a DVD that is not copy-protected.

    Being new to OSX I tried a few things it seems to keep wanting to just take the files off the disc and put it on my hard drive. I want to duplicate the disc itself.

    Thanks.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  3. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully not your only friend, but helpful when you're in a squeeze.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Here are a few other random options...

    - There is a freeware / open source tool called Burn that offers a lot of additional CD and DVD burning options. It's quite useful and worth installing.

    - Many Mac users also really like Roxio's Toast and associated programs (Popcorn, etc).

    - MacTheRipper can be useful even for non-copyrighted DVDs, particularly in terms of doing things like removing certain aspects of the disc (extra language audio tracks, other special features) to make a dual layer disc fit on a single layer re-burn.
     
  5. yatman thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    for the info folks. I'll try the various recommendations and see what works best for me.
     

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