DVD burning and copying

ViperDesign

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Aug 7, 2007
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I like to have backup's of my dvd collection and I just made the move over to apple.

Please can someone point me in the right direction whether it is free or paid I don't care. But I need to be able to copy then burn the dvd.

Any help is always greatly appreciated.
 

yadmonkey

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Aug 13, 2002
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Echo that on mactheripper. I prefer Toast to Popcorn because it can do lots more than movies, but it's more expensive too, so that's just a choice - either will do for movies.
 

sarah3585

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Aug 12, 2007
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I just use Disk Utility to burn. MacTheRipper to rip, DVD2OneX to compress and create a disk image (that one isn't free), and disk utility to burn.
I have mac the ripper but there is no way of doing all the rest with a free program?
 

Dimwhit

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Apr 10, 2007
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I have mac the ripper but there is no way of doing all the rest with a free program?
Depends. If you have a dual-layer burner and want to spring for dual-layer discs, then you can skip the compression part. It than case, MactheRipper, then DVD Imager to create a usable disk image of the ripped Video_TS folder, then Disk Utility to burn. That's all free.

However, I don't know of a free program that can take the ripped movie and compress it down to fit on a standard DVD. DVD2OneX and Popcorn both do it, but they both cost. There might be a free program that works, but I don't know of one.
 

sarah3585

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Aug 12, 2007
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Depends. If you have a dual-layer burner and want to spring for dual-layer discs, then you can skip the compression part. It than case, MactheRipper, then DVD Imager to create a usable disk image of the ripped Video_TS folder, then Disk Utility to burn. That's all free.

However, I don't know of a free program that can take the ripped movie and compress it down to fit on a standard DVD. DVD2OneX and Popcorn both do it, but they both cost. There might be a free program that works, but I don't know of one.
Thansk for the help. I didn't know any macs came with dual layer dvd burners.