DVD burning and copying

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ViperDesign, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a

    ViperDesign

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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.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  4. risc macrumors 68030

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  5. sarah3585 macrumors regular

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  6. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  7. sarah3585 macrumors regular

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    I have mac the ripper but there is no way of doing all the rest with a free program?
     
  8. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. sarah3585 macrumors regular

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    Thansk for the help. I didn't know any macs came with dual layer dvd burners.
     
  10. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I think most of the current Superdrives are dual-layer burners. Maybe the older ones, too.
     
  11. yadmonkey macrumors 65816

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    All of the current models which ship with Superdrives have double-layer drives. Double-layer drives are cheap as dirt these days.
     

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