Mac won't let me transfer my family DVD's to a External HD ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Webb, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Webb macrumors regular

    Webb

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    Not only that I can't even play it,Do I need some extra software or something ?
    There's anything can be done to transfer my DVD's to my external HD ?
     
  2. riscy macrumors 6502a

    riscy

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    Try VLC to play it - that does most everything, re: transfer, what message does it give you?? It could be that the external HD is not a compatible Mac format. A bit more info is needed if you want help.

     
  3. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Yes - a bit more information please.

    Are your "family dvd's" - commercial dvd's or what ?

    If they are then they are copy protected - which will stop you copying them to an external or your internal drive.
     
  4. Webb thread starter macrumors regular

    Webb

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    They are movies I copied from VHS into DVD's , weird thing is doesn't even show on my desktop as regular DVD movie.

    Any ideas ?

    Thank you
     
  5. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    If they don't show on the desktop then they must be some strange format - if you are using a home dvd recorder have you finalised the disks on your recorder - they will play on the recorder if they are not finalised but won't play on a dvd player (or show on your Mac)

    Let us know...
     

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