Here's the deal. I have a powerbook g5 with the dvd burner thinking I'd be all cool and be able to burn my DVD's with freeware like you can through windows, but I was wrong. A year and a half later I'm tired of not being able to burn dvd's and I want to know what to do! Recently all my dvd's were stolen and so I'm getting copies of them back but I want to make back up copies, well incase they get stolen again! I have really bad lucky. Everyone talks about Toast but really, I'm a poor college student and I'm not sure if I can afford Toast. I had a illgeal copy of it (or i think it was) for a little while but I could never get it to work right, so I deleted it. Now I downloaded 'Burn' but I can't seem to get that to work right either. I used mac the ripper to rip the dvd to my harddrive, now its there and I don't know how to get it off! I thought 'Burn' would take care of this for me but when I'm burning the ripped DVD from my harddrive to a blank DVD I get a message saying Failed There was a problem authoring the DVD. Am I just doing something wrong? All I did was go to 'Video' Find where the ripped copy was on my harddrive and then press burn, and then it comes up with that message. I don't know what to do! I'd prefer not to spend a lot of money but I would also like to be able to burn DVD's. I decided to get the DVD burner for this purpose and now I feel like its a waste of money because I've never been able to use it!! I appreciate anyone that can help me Thanks!!!