(First-time poster - please be kind ) Headline is I don't understand what to do when I'm told that, to burn a disk, I need media that is 40GB. Longtime Windows user, 2-year delighted convert to the Mac ecosystem, and little experience with video in either universe. I'm utterly flummoxed by what seems to be a simple task that I'm probably overcomplicating: My pastor asked me if I knew anybody who could copy the DVD he has of his dad's funeral. (It was made by the funeral home.) Thinking this HAS to be a cinch on the Mac, I assured him I'd handle it. I've got a MBP with 8GB, 500GB HD, and Lion. Here's what I've done: 1) I tried using Disk Utility and making an image of the TS_Video folder, but got in input/output error regarding file permissions. 2) Thinking my problem was that somehow I had a commercially protected DVD, I looked into DVD ripping software here and elsewhere, and decided I needed to buy MacX DVD Ripper Pro. 3) Installed MDRP, and used its "Copy DVD" feature. It took TEN HOURS to do this. 4) I looked at the file sizes in the TS_Video folders on the DVD and the copy MDRP created, and they look the same. 5) When I used Disk Utility to try to burn the copy to disk, it seemed ready to do the burn but told me I'd need something like 40GB. 6) I looked at the file sizes on the DVD again, and they seem to add up to the same 40GB or so. How can that be, on what looks to be a standard DVD? I know I'm missing at least one thing that's basic here, and maybe LOTS of things. My pastor wants to give these copies to his family for Christmas, and I sure don't want to disappoint him. Can somebody please help me with what I need to do? Thanks in advance, and apologies for the noob request.