DVD burning software for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by foreverandalway, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. foreverandalway macrumors member

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    Is there any free or inexpensive software for Mac that'll take a movie and burn it onto a DVD in the right format?

    I read Burn works good, but when I burned the movies to DVD they didn't play in my DVD player.[We use playstation 2 as a DVD player and it usually plays alot of DVD's I've burned]
     
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Unfortunately, I dont think there is a "cheap" option. Like you said, burn works but it plays funky in some dvd players.

    The best program i use is Toast. Its 100 bucks.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Mac DVDRipper Pro is the best I've used, but it isn't free
    Well worth the $20 or so price tag

    RipIt is cheaper I think

    MacTheRipper is free but it is old

    Edit: Are you talking about taking a DVD and putting on a DVD?
    Or just burning a movie onto DVD?
     
  4. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    Does MacTheRipper work on Macbook Pros?

    I figure if I'm going to be burning alot then I might as well just buy one.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Of course. If it works on any Mac, it works on MacBook Pros.
     
  6. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm talking about taking a movie on my computer and putting it on a DVD to play on a DVD player. I don't know what format it needs to be in or whatever and I just want a program that takes the movie, converts it and puts it on a DVD so it can be played on a DVD player.
     
  7. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh ok. I wasn't sure because if it's old maybe it was created before MBP came out.
     
  8. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Toast will work but you have to know how to take the Video_TS files and put them into toast. I've never seen a program that you can simply select any type of video file and tell it to make a DVD out of it without having a tad bit of "know how"

    Heres a video on how to use toast if your interested.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLtwrrROlbI
     
  9. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I've used DVD Flick on a PC and it worked perfectly.

    The movies I have on my computer are just in like .avi format and not separated into Video_TS and Audio_TS

    Thanks I'll check that out. I might not purchase toast, just because it's kind of expensive.
     
  10. John T macrumors 68020

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    MacTheRipper + Toast is easy and very versatile.
     
  11. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    The problem is none of the videos on my computer are in the Video_TS thing. I don't wanna take a DVD rip it and then put it on another DVD.

    It basically the whole movie, that I can play using quicktime.

    I want to be able to take the whole movie and just convert it onto a DVD.
     
  12. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    What if you right click on the file and select show package contents?
     
  13. foreverandalway thread starter macrumors member

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    When I right click the video file that option doesn't come up.
     
  14. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    I used to use ffmpegX to do conversion to DVD. (http://www.ffmpegx.com)

    You have to download and install a few binaries to start with but that's pretty simple and it tells you where to get them. There are a bunch of presets you can use that include DVD which will encode your video to a folder that will have the video_ts and audio_ts and there's a tool built in to turn that into an image that you can burn through Disk Utility. There's also a bunch of other options for converting to other formats and you can control everything.

    Not a simple drag and drop and it spits out a DVD but it is completely free and very versatile.
     
  15. AFPoster macrumors 65816

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    DVDRemaster is worth the money, it's what I use and I love it. RipIt is perfect for making a full copy of the entire DVD if Handbrake fails (only on certain DVD's) and Handbrake of course is my favorite for creating digital copies if I don't want to make DVD copies.
     

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