Mac to Pc Compatability

JzzTrump22

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I really need to get a dvd burner and don't want to spend tons of money on an external for my mac. I was thinking i would buy an internal dvd burner for my pc instead. I'll compress all my movies that i ripped to my computer (by using Mac the Ripper and Roxio Popcorn), send them over my network to my pc, then burn them to dvd. Is this possible?
 

mduser63

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I think it would work, but seems like a lot of hassle. You're not going to spend all that much more on external burner than you would for an internal burner, and if you get an external, you'll be able to use it on your PC and on your Mac.
 

daveL

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JzzTrump22 said:
I really need to get a dvd burner and don't want to spend tons of money on an external for my mac. I was thinking i would buy an internal dvd burner for my pc instead. I'll compress all my movies that i ripped to my computer (by using Mac the Ripper and Roxio Popcorn), send them over my network to my pc, then burn them to dvd. Is this possible?
Send what over the network? You could copy the VIDEO_TS folder output by MTR over to the PC and use Nero or something to recode and burn it. I don't think Popcorn has an option to recode and image the folder to a disk image (at least I couldn't find it). So, I don't see how you could use Popcorn in your scenario.
 

JzzTrump22

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True, but what brand external burners are compatible for a not so expensive price. I know Lacie makes good stuff, what else is available that works with mac?
 

daveL

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I meant to add that, even with a full duplex 100 Mbps LAN, it still takes a while to move 4.5 - 7.5 GB of data, especially if you're using SMB mounts. If you do decide to copy from Mac to PC, I'd suggest using FTP for speed.
 

JzzTrump22

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daveL said:
I meant to add that, even with a full duplex 100 Mbps LAN, it still takes a while to move 4.5 - 7.5 GB of data, especially if you're using SMB mounts. If you do decide to copy from Mac to PC, I'd suggest using FTP for speed.
I know it takes a while, that doesn't bother me.
 

JzzTrump22

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daveL said:
Send what over the network? You could copy the VIDEO_TS folder output by MTR over to the PC and use Nero or something to recode and burn it. I don't think Popcorn has an option to recode and image the folder to a disk image (at least I couldn't find it). So, I don't see how you could use Popcorn in your scenario.
So i don't need to use popcorn to compress the videos? I was told i would need to compress the videos.
 

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JzzTrump22 said:
True, but what brand external burners are compatible for a not so expensive price. I know Lacie makes good stuff, what else is available that works with mac?
i use a benq dw1620 and stuck it in a vantec enclosure it and works fine with my mac and pc. vantec case looks slick too.. :) has usb2 and fw.

burner cost me $80ca and case cost me $60ca. coudl have gotten a cheaper case but i wanted somethign nice. :)

popcorn compresses unencrypted dvd's, so i think if you decrypt the dvd with macripper, you can compress it with popcorn. i think it can also make an image...like toast.
 

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expergo

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yep, though i haven't burned any in dl mode.

don't really havea use for it yet...and media is more expesnive. heh..
 

daveL

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expergo said:
popcorn compresses unencrypted dvd's, so i think if you decrypt the dvd with macripper, you can compress it with popcorn. i think it can also make an image...like toast.
I guess you didn't read my post, above. I have Popcorn and there are no options to build a disk image, at least not that I could find. You have to compress and burn, which does no good if the drive is on the PC.

Yes you have to compress and burn the output of MTR, but you'll have to do that step on the PC, if you're going to burn it on the PC. As I said, above, Nero would be the software of choice to do this step on the PC. Of course, at that point, why not just rip it on the PC, too? DvdDecryptor will rip the DVD on Windows.
 

JzzTrump22

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daveL said:
I guess you didn't read my post, above. I have Popcorn and there are no options to build a disk image, at least not that I could find. You have to compress and burn, which does no good if the drive is on the PC.

Yes you have to compress and burn the output of MTR, but you'll have to do that step on the PC, if you're going to burn it on the PC. As I said, above, Nero would be the software of choice to do this step on the PC. Of course, at that point, why not just rip it on the PC, too? DvdDecryptor will rip the DVD on Windows.
If i get a burner thats comapatable with mac. The i won't have to worry about any pc problems. I'll be able to rip dvd's with MTR, compress them with Popcorn, then burn right from my mac. Correct? Oh and what size external enclosure would i need for the drive?
 

expergo

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daveL said:
I guess you didn't read my post, above. I have Popcorn and there are no options to build a disk image, at least not that I could find. You have to compress and burn, which does no good if the drive is on the PC.

Yes you have to compress and burn the output of MTR, but you'll have to do that step on the PC, if you're going to burn it on the PC. As I said, above, Nero would be the software of choice to do this step on the PC. Of course, at that point, why not just rip it on the PC, too? DvdDecryptor will rip the DVD on Windows.
sorry, iwas just skimming.

i just opened popcorn and there's an option to save it as a disk image. is that not pc-compatible? but i guess it's liek a .dmg right? and you cant open that on a pc.

if not, then, yah just rip and burn on your pc. i used my p4 2.8 with 512ram to backup dvds and its' quite a bit faster than using my g4 1.2 with 768 ram. ;p
 

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JzzTrump22 said:
If i get a burner thats comapatable with mac. The i won't have to worry about any pc problems. I'll be able to rip dvd's with MTR, compress them with Popcorn, then burn right from my mac. Correct? Oh and what size external enclosure would i need for the drive?
yes.
 

daveL

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expergo said:
sorry, iwas just skimming.

i just opened popcorn and there's an option to save it as a disk image. is that not pc-compatible? but i guess it's liek a .dmg right? and you cant open that on a pc.

if not, then, yah just rip and burn on your pc. i used my p4 2.8 with 512ram to backup dvds and its' quite a bit faster than using my g4 1.2 with 768 ram. ;p
It builds a .toast image. I guess if you have Roxio Windows burner software, you could do it, but I don't know for sure. I thinks it's clear, at this point, that it's way simpler to just pay the price for an external enclosure.
 

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delete delete delete - talking rubbish, its late, not thinking, not reading all the posts properly, and its already been answered.
 

JzzTrump22

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JzzTrump22 said:
Ok thanks for all the help. I'll probably order this stuff tonight from Newegg. Thanks a lot!
Untill i saw how much they are going to charge me for shipping AND tax. Thats rediculous that they charge you for both.
 
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