How to burn DVD's to hardrive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Loyalty4Life, May 8, 2007.

  1. Loyalty4Life macrumors regular

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    This might be the biggest noob question of all time.

    When I insert a DVD into the computer, how do I get it to copy to the hardrive so I can play it from there?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Never tried it, but i would imagine you would just drag it from the desktop onto the Macintosh HD icon (But I could be wrong, according to my wife I usually am :( )

    FJ
     
  3. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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  4. CaptainZap macrumors regular

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    The correct word for that is "ripping" a DVD. And it can easily be done by Handbrake or MacTheRipper.

    I prefer Handbrake because you can select what you want to rip, the size, and format. While MacTheRipper can rip the whole DVD for burning later. But for you I would recommend Handbrake.

    Edit: Anti-Microsoft beat me to it :p
     
  5. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    No it's not that simple you have to download apps like Handbrake.:D
     
  6. Loyalty4Life thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have heard that Handbrake is pretty good. I will give that a shot. But first, I need to let Parallels finish installing Vista Business. Party time!
     
  7. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Damm, the wife was correct again !!!:(

    Thanks for that info anti-microsoft :)

    FJ
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    the ripper is mactheripper
    handbrake is a ripper+transcoding app., it will compress the video and shrink the size, but of course, the graphic quality will decrease.
     
  9. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Lucky you got married then. :)
     

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