DVD Burner Question

Discussion in 'iMac' started by NanC~, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. NanC~ macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2012
    I used to use my old computer to copy DVDs of home movies for my family. It had two drives...

    one for the original DVD and the other for the blank DVD. It has finally died and now I'm wondering if there is an external device that I can buy that will perform the same task.

    Appreciate any help I can get on this.


    iMac, Snow Leopard
    Version 10.6.8
    Processor 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1067 MHz DDr3
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    You are posting this because you now have a Mac that doesn't have any DVD drive at all, is this correct?

    There are DVD "duplicators" out there but they're expensive and may not serve your needs, particularly for copying homemade DVDs.

    You could buy 2 external DVD burners, and do it that way. You can probably find "standalone" USB DVD burners for $20 or so.

    Another way to do it with only one drive:
    - Load the source DVD and save it to your hard drive (another option would be something like "Toast's" "copy" function, but not sure how that will work with homemade DVDs.
    - Load a blank DVD and burn from the stored image file.

    There may be a couple of freely downloadable CD/DVD burning apps that could help. Search for "SimplyBurns" and "Burn".

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