dvd's getting scratched backing up?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by brsboarder, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. brsboarder macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    I'm wondering the easiest way to back them up, I use my family guy dvd's all the time, and they are starting to skip, my brother has an external lacie burner, what type of program do i need on my computer or whatever to help me do this, do i need dual layer dvd's would that help?
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    Easiest way to avoid scratching: Put them in a case when you're not using them. Actually, that's the only way to avoid scratching them.

    Lee Tom
  3. JeDiBoYTJ macrumors 6502a


    Jun 22, 2004
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    check out videohelp.com, they are a great resource, its mainly PC-based, but they have sections for Mac users.

    you can backup the DVD's with the program "DVDBackup", I use it all the time, and it works great, havnt had 1 single problem with it. takes about an hour (on 1ghz G4) to rip the DVD.

    you will more than likely need a dual-layer burner to burn the images, sence I believe the famly guy DVD's are dual-layer. or another option is to compress the DVD. you can use a program called "DVD2OneX", there is a small shareware-fee you have to pay for it to use it fully but the program works great, and its worth the price.

    once you have the compressed DVD, You can use Toast 6 to burn the DVD.

    that process works great for me :)

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