Problem copying DVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by greg555, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. greg555 macrumors 6502a

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    My wife bought photos and videos from my daughter's skating competition from a company. She paid big money to have the rights to copy them for the whole team. I was able to copy and burn the photos from the supplied CD onto other CDs with no problem. But the DVD isn't working for me.

    I copied the VIDEO_TS folder from the DVD onto my desktop, insert a DVD-R, copy the VIDEO_TS folder to it and then burn it (by ejecting it, then telling it to burn the disc). The resulting disc won't play on the iMac or on a standard DVD player. (The iMac's DVD Player says "Supported disc not available.")

    Did I do something wrong or is the disc copy protected (even though it shouldn't be)?

    Thanks - Greg
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. Courtaj macrumors 6502a

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    Been a while since I did this, and I'm away from my machine, but isn't it possible to use Disk Utility to make a disk image of the DVD which can then be burnt to your heart's content?

    Definitely just copying the folders annd burning them ain't gonna work.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It is possible, but easier to use Burn and press copy disc.
     
  5. greg555 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks R.J.S. Burn did the trick.

    It did take me a few minutes to figure out how to copy given that I only have one optical drive. (Save in the Copy tab did the trick: creates the dmg file that you later drag onto copy and burn to disk.)

    Greg
     

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