How to transfer dvd rw to mac HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BigDave48, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. BigDave48 macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,

    I'm trying to do something that is probably routine for many of you.

    I have a burned dvd-rw of home footage. A friend made it for my on their windows pc. How do I transfer this to my computer? Which application/format/program should I use so that I can: 1) store it on my computer, 2) upload it to a website so that others can view it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Depends on the files and format the DVD is in.

    If it's a video DVD with a Video_TS folder, it's best to rip/copy it to your HDD with MacTheRipper or RipIt.


    If there a just files like on a normal flash drive or data DVD or even external HDD, you can just copy them.

    WHat are those files, maybe you have to convert them to upload them?
     
  3. BigDave48 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.

    When I click the DVD icon it takes me to a VIDEO_TS folder (which then has 8 files in it).

    The DVD played through the player.

    Any ideas?
     
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    You have to rip it using HandBrake or MacTheRipper.
     
  5. BigDave48 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I'll check out one of those.

    Is the process pretty self-explanatory from there?

    Thanks.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Handbrake is for converting the DVD's contents (large MPEG-2 encoded video files, up to 1GB each) to smaller, MPEG-4 (H264 or Divx/Xvid) encoded video files which you could upload to a server or whatever online website you have.

    MacTheRipper is for copying/ripping the DVD to your HDD.

    In Handbrake it's best to use a preset you think will be okay for further uses of those files. What are the further use of the files anyway? Is it for editing?

    Also have a look around this forum with the help of MRoogle (my sig) to look for similar topics, as there are quite a lot.
     

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