How to burn .dvdmedia file back to DVD?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tom5304, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. tom5304 macrumors regular

    May 7, 2005
    I tried Googling this question, but I'm not finding any clear answers.

    I used RipIt to make a backup of some of my DVDs. The backups are in the .dvdmedia format, which plays on my iMac's DVD Player.

    If I want to burn this .dvdmedia file back to a DVD so I can play it on a stand-alone DVD player, how can I do this? I tried to burn one of the files with the Finder's burn function, but it didn't work.
  2. danbutterworth macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2008
    RipIt Files To DVD.

    I found if you select the file that RipIt generates (looks like a DVD remote as per iDVD), click it,then click file->get info then change the suffix from .dvdmedia to .avi. It then creates a folder with all the .VOB files in which you can drag directly into Toast.

    Works fine and creates a perfect DVD copy as per the original.
  3. newtonuk macrumors member


    Jun 17, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    If you just remove the extension .dvdmedia it will create a normal folder that contains a VIDEO_TS folder and a ripit ID file.

    You can then burn the VIDEO_TS folder back to a DVD using something like Toast.
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

    Mr Kram

    Oct 1, 2008
    stupid question: why do you need toast? why can't the finder burn the dvd on its own?
  5. TheZA macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2007
    It needs to be imaged first, then you could use disk utilities to burn it. You could image the video_ts file with DVD Imager, which is freeware. Or you could use DVD2OneX to image it and compress it so it will fit on a single disk. Or you could use something like Toast. I don't use Toast. I image with DVD2OneX or occassionally with DVD Imager, and burn with Simply Burns (freeware).
  6. Goombay macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    Damaged Message

    When I change the suffix to .avi and then I drag it into Toast I get the following message:

    The source VIDEO-TS FOLDER appears to be damaged

    Any ideas?

  7. khorsia macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2008
    You can change the Preferences format to give you the VOB folder/files instead of the .dvdmedia or you can right-click on the .dvdmedia file, go to "Show Package Contents," drag the DVD Video folder out and then burn from the contents of that folder using Toast (or whatever it is you're using for burning).
  8. m1ch43l macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
    RipIt and Toast

    I had been using MacTheRipper to rip my DVDs and then burn them with Toast, but found myself being dissatisfied with how often MTR would be unable to rip a disc. I started using RipIt today, but ran into a roadblock when I wanted to burn an actual disc.

    This whole time, I've been going under the Video tab in Toast and selecting Video_TS as the disc type. That worked fine with MTR's output, but DVDs ripped with RipIt have generated an "unsupported format" error in Toast.

    I think the solution might lie in going to Toast's Data tab, instead, and selecting DVD-ROM (UDF). The downside to this method is that Toast won't be re-compressing it to fit on a single-layer DVD, if that's desired (for that I might give DVD2OneX a whirl). Sadly, I am currently out of dual layer discs, so I wasn't able to verify that it works 100%. When I made a disc image using this method, I was able to mount and play it using the DVD Player application, so it seems like a sound assumption that it would work with a burned disc in a DVD player.
  9. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen

    I just realized, that the post I quoted from is from last year, which is 2009. I thought it was still 2009.

    I don't know if you'll ever read this, as this is a quite old post in a quite older thread, but just changing a file suffix does not change the file.

    For example you can't make a picture (.jpg) out of a music file (.mp3), by replacing .mp3 with .jpg.

    The same applies to VIDEO_TS folders, as they contain several video and other files. The video files use the suffix .vob and have their video encoded with the MPEG-2 codec, an .avi file does not use that codec, more like the ones known as Divx and Xvid, which are MPEG-4 variant.

    PS: .dvdmedia ist just a suffix for VIDEO_TS folders to make a package out of it, so that one can just double click to open them.

    Toast might recognize that, but the better way to burn the inherent VIDEO_TS folder is to right-click on the .dvdmedia file, select SHOW PACKAGE CONTENTS and copy the VIDEO_TS folder to some other place.

    Then open Toast and select the Video_TS option
    drag the copied VIDEO_TS folder inside and burn to an appropriate medium, either Single Layer (SL) DVD with 4.7GB or Double Layer (DL) DVD with 8.5GB.

    Will you tell me how you find this thread, as you don't pose a question, but an answer to a two year old thread, dead for over a year?

    But I guess you will not give me an answer either, as all the others before, as you only seem to have necroposted to up your post count or whatever reason you have.

    Will you tell me please?????????

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  10. Bdivjohnso macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2010
    RipIt and Toast Compression Error

    Spinnerly's quote works when trying to burn the VIDEO_TS file without changing the contents. Using Toast, I have not been able to select only the main title and burn this to a single layer disc. I keep getting: "An error has occurred recompressing the video."

    Toast will compress and burn an exact copy to a SL, and it does allow me to compress and burn main titles that I rip from another program (non-Mac).

    Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
  11. howellz macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    This is proving to be quite a zombie thread: it keeps coming back from the dead. The wonders of Google!

    Bdivjohnso: If you only want the main title feature from the DVD you could drag the appropriate .VOB from the VIDEO_TS folder (created per khorsia & spinnerlys directions above) into some freeware like MPEG Streamclip. In case you haven't used Streamclip for this, start by dragging in the VTS_01_1.VOB file. When the "Do you want to open this stream as a DVD?" box presents itself select "Yes." When the next box concerning timecode breaks appears select "Fix Now." When the next box appears make sure "Do not skip any frame" is selected and click "Proceed." After a moment when Streamclip is ready you can make any edits you might desire and save the main feature as a DV or whatever, then feed that file to Toast.
  12. howellz macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    Good concise video for DVD burning with Toast, ECUpirate44. I'd forgotten all about the "Main" option in Toast for VIDEO_TS folders. I suppose the only reason one would bother going the MPEG Streamclip route I mentioned would be to fix timecode breaks for the prevention of dropouts, which can sometimes trip up Toast burns. Perhaps one could first run their VOB files through Streamclip's "Fix timecode breaks" feature just to find out how many timecode breaks were present. If none, or few, were present there'd likely be no need to save the file through Streamclip, instead taking the VIDEO_TS folder directly to Toast as mentioned in the YouTube video.
  13. bchristenson1 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2010
    Using RipIt to prepare a dvd to burn

    Actually, I THINK it is very simple. Go into the RipIt preferences and remove the check mark that results in a dvdmedia extension file. RipIt then saves the disc as a TS file and you are all set to burn using something like Toast.
  14. kart macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2011
    I know this is an old thread, but it is relevant to my current problems regarding burning .dvdmedia to a dvd.

    So I have been trying to burn an original DVD. What i have done thus far is, purchased Mac DVD Ripper Pro and also downloaded Simply Burns.

    Mac DVD Ripper Pro rips the dvd disc to .dvdmedia for use with Apple DVD player. Then I click "show package contents" then copy and paste the VIDEO_TS file to another folder. Then I open up Simply Burns (for burning the data back onto a dvd) and click "data" and choose the folder with the previously pasted VIDEO_TS files and click burn.

    All seems to burn fine. The DVD works in my PS3, but it is separated into about 4 different sections of the film, all around the 30minute mark. The DVD however, will not work in other DVD players, including my Bluray player, in which is also compatible with DVD's and the original of the DVD that I have burnt..

    Can anyone see what I may be doing incorrectly? I just want to be able to make a copy of the original DVD.
    Any help would be appreciated..Thanks.
  15. thepuma77 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2012
    Using Simply Burns

    I have ripped my dvds using Mac DVDRipper Pro to .dvdmedia files on my hard drive.

    I need to burn them back on DVD+RW and/or DVD-R DL discs to watch on my X-Box 360s. Which file system in Simply Burns should I use?

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