The Wire DVD Backup

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by cherrybomb, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. cherrybomb macrumors regular

    cherrybomb

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    Before it's asked, I did a search for threads on this and received nothing.

    I have got five series of the wire in DVD that I would like to backup (ahem!). I bought some recordable DVDs to back them up on to. I then realized that the original DVDs are a whopping 7.4GB worth, and I bought the standard 4.7GB dvds.

    Is there any way that I could work around this? I would like to convert them to iPhone friendly formats at a later time but just wanted to backup my original copys before hand...

    Any information would be great, oh and just so you know, I'm using a G4 1.5GHZ PowerBook running OS 10.4.11.

    Thanks
     
  2. synthfreek macrumors newbie

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  3. Robbadore64 macrumors regular

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    I've never used it so can't speak to it but if you're going from dual-layer to single layer DVDs, that means compression and that also means loss in quality. I've used mac-the-ripper and popcorn for this in the past to "back-up" my mother's movies to a safe place in my home. But the quality often sucked.

    I'm guessing you don't have a dual-layer superdrive? sorry, I'm lazy and am not about to look up your specs ;)
     
  4. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

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    You didn't look very hard ;)
    If you don't have a dual layer, you'll have to compress them down. You might save some space to you extract the episodes only with Mac The Ripper.
     
  5. mastershakess macrumors 6502

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    He didn't look at all :(
     
  6. cherrybomb thread starter macrumors regular

    cherrybomb

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    thanks people very informative, I guess my only option is mac the ripper. Silly me forgot that you extract within the dvd with mac the ripper...

    Thank you
     

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