DVD Burner

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  1. Eric Noa macrumors 6502

    Eric Noa

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    Hi guys,

    I have some homevideos on DVD's that I created a while back and I wanted to make a couple copies for the family and I was wondering if there was any free software I could download that would let me copy does DVD's and play them on a DVD player.

    Thanks
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hey there,

    you should use OSX's built in "Disk Utility" application. it can be found in Applications->Utilities.

    its very good.
    1. insert you DVD to copy
    2. open Disk Utility
    3. on the left list in Disk Utility, click the DVD when it comes up
    4. Click the "Burn" button up the top.
    5. away it goes :)
     
  3. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks... I did that but its asking me to select an image to burn

     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    that means that you are not click on the DVD disc when it mounts. to fix this, on the left panel make sure you have the name of the DVD highlighted. then click Burn.
     
  5. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    there are two scenarios that will bring that up for this instance.
    1. you havent inserted the DVD
    or
    2. you have selected the DVD drive itself and not the actual DVD that you have inserted. the picture that i have attached shows the DVD drive itself. i dont have a disc to insert - but the DVD will come below that and it will be indented. you need to click that indented DVD.
     

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  7. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here is a picture.. I have the DVD selected... which is IDVDR and its asking me to select an image to burned
     

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  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    thats annoying, thanks for the picture :D

    what you will have to do is click "New Image" from the menu to create the image - then once that is done you can click "Burn" and then navigate to the image you just made.


    p.s. i may or may not have made a mistake about the process

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.. What should I put for the image format nd Encryption?
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the DVD master selection will be fine (i cant exactly recall what it says) - or even "read/write disk image". it wont make any different :)

    do not worry about any encryption, just select none for that.

    goodluck!
     
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  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no problems. have fun :D
     
  13. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is there any other way of doing this? because for some reason is not letting me do it with disk utility
     
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  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    thats stupid. i wonder why it isnt working. works every time for me.

    any errors or anything?

    yea i guess burn will work. worth a shot.
     

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