Extracting an ISO image form a DVD

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  1. .fred macrumors regular

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    Hello.

    What i need to do is to extract the whole iso image file of a dvd so i can burn it onto another disc. I know i can use Disk Utility in Leopard to clone the DMG file, but can i do it in an ISO way? I don't think Handbrake is suitable as i don't want to convert it to a AVI/MPEG-4 file. So, any app or built in function to extract the whole disk image?

    Thanks,
    Fred.
     
  2. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

    WildPalms

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    In terminal use dd. e.g. dd if=/dev/disk1 of=file.iso bs=2048

    Man or google dd for more info.
     
  3. .fred thread starter macrumors regular

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    Erm...

    Do you mind if you explained it? Google doesnt bring up anything.
     
  4. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    #4
    you have to open the Terminal...

    Applications>>Utilities>>Terminal

    When that window pops up, type

    Code:
    man dd
    then hit enter.

    This will give you information on how to use the dd command to do what you are trying to do.

    His code

    Code:
    dd if=/dev/disk1 of=file.iso bs=2048
    is the following

    'dd' is the command to copy the disk bit for bit basically.

    'if' means 'input file' then you are telling it that the DVD (/dev/disk1) is the input file source.

    'of' means 'output file' and you are telling it to output it to <whateverfilenameyouwant>.iso

    'bs' is how many bits to copy exactly..or something to that effect.
     
  5. yeroen macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean ripping a commercial, movie DVD?
     

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