DVD Shrink for OS X

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  1. Holmes89 macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I used to use DVD Shrink to backup dvds in Windows, is there a similar application that will take a dvd and make i into an .iso?
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    yes, one way or the other, sometimes maybe more than one app are needed.

    There is no DVDshrink equivalent on OSX for free.

    DVD remaster
    Mac the ripper

    etc. try some search.
  3. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    The cesspit of civilization
    Create an iso...

    If (a big if) all you want is to create an iso from a DVD, then do this:
    1. In Disk utility create a disk image (.dmg) from the DVD you want to copy/backup/whatever. Disk utility is in the Utilities folder, inside your applications folder.
    2. Open the terminal and type this:

    iutil convert /path/to/filename.dmg -format UDTO -o /path/to/savefile.iso

    Replace /path/to/filename.dmg with the path and name of the existing .DMG file, and replace /path/to/savefile.iso with the desired path and name for the converted image.

    IF all you want to do is back it up, then just create the dmg file, so you can burn it later, and DO NOT do step 2.

    IF you want to convert it to another format to save space on your hard disk, rip it with Handbrake

    IF you want to play it on your computer without the physical disk, rip it with MacTheRipper

    IF you want to rip a bigger than 4.7 GB disk and fit it on a 4.7 GB disk, rip it with MacTheRipper, then use DVD2OneX to "shrink" it to fit on a single layer DVD.

    That should do it, only on the last scenario you should need to buy any software (DVD2OneX).

    Hope this helps.
  4. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    Palo Alto CA.
    I always have had good success with DVD2oneX for compressing larger movies to fit on the single layer 4.7GB dvd's.
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    Unfortunately there is no free alternative that I am aware of. DVD2OneX is excellent though, arguably worth the money if you are going to be doing a lot of this type of activity.

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