Easiest way to make an exact copy of DVD demo I created?

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  1. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

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    A year or so agoI created demo DVD (I'm a musician) using iMovie and iDVD. There were HUGE amounts of files along with tons of customizing I did in iDVD, and it would be far too time consuming to recreate the project. I have several copies of it and I'd simply like to make duplicates. I do not have an external DVD drive, just the superdrive inside my G5. Any help?
     
  2. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    Do you have a copy of Toast? If so, there is an option to make a DVD copy in it.

    Or the harder route in Disk Utility:

    Insert the CD or DVD disc
    Choose File > New > "Disk Image from [name of disc]."
    Type a name for the disk image.
    Choose "compressed" or "read-only" from the Image Format pop-up menu.
    Choose "compressed" to create a smaller disk image, and choose "read-only" to create a disk image that's quicker to create and open.

    Click Save.
    After Disk Utility creates the disk image, eject the original CD or DVD.
    Select the disk image in the list of disks and volumes, and choose Images > Burn.
    When the Burn Disc dialog appears, insert a blank CD or DVD, and then click Burn.
     
  3. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    Use Disk Utility to create a .dmg of the DVD. You can then burn to DVD when you need another copy.
     
  4. 2A Batterie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

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    If I do this, will the burned disc play in a DVD just like it would with the original?
     
  5. numediaman macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.

    But next time you create a DVD from iDVD instead of burning the disk direct from the program, have iDVD create an image file. This helps in two ways: one you can test out your new DVD without having to actually burn a disk, and two, you can save the image file for whenever you need to burn more copies.

    This assumes, of course, that you don't mind the 4 gigs of space the file may take up.
     
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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  7. 2A Batterie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

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    It worked! Much simplier than I thought. Thanks for the help!
     
  8. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    If your planning on doing this alot consider getting Toast!

    its an awesome program with lots of uses!
     

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