Taking an avi file off of a burnt dvd

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  1. --- macrumors member

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    I used Finder to put 5 movies onto a dvd. When I insert the dvd into my computer, I cannot simply click and drag a movie file from the finder window to my desktop.

    How do I get these movies onto my computer without doing a time-consuming procedure (such as using Handbrake which takes over an hour to copy the movie file, except with lower quality)?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You need to burn the disc with Disk Utility or a program like Toast.
     
  3. --- thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, for future burning, I'll do that, but for my current burnt dvd's is there a way?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Wow, I totally read that wrong at first. What did you use to burn them to the disc?
     
  5. --- thread starter macrumors member

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    I just clicked and dragged the avi files from my movies folder to the blank disc folder in finder and then clicked on the burn symbol to burn it.
     

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