Trying to burn a DVD using Burn

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  1. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    Have a free to distribute educational DVD (preparation for a test) that I need to make a copy of for a friend. Downloaded MacTheRipper and copy the DVD. Next I downloaded a freeware program called Burn that looks simple and is all I need. However I when I try to burn I get an error "Failed: There was a problem authoring the DVD" Also I tried to use the burn to a data DVD mode and it wrote the data to the DVD (you can physically see it's there) but when it got to finalize I got the same error message and you can't read the DVD contents.

    I have a new Mac Pro running 10.5.3 and the DVD drive is OEM PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D.
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

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    I'm not familiar with Burn. However, looking at the specs I don't think it's compatible with rips produced by MacTheRipper. I use Toast Titanium 8 with no problems.
     
  3. Julien thread starter macrumors G3

    Julien

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    I rarely burn a DVD so Toast is too expensive. Since MacTheRipper is just copying the TS files off the DVD how could it NOT be compatible? In Windows I used a great freeware program called DVD Shrink to rip. Maybe I'll try ripping with it and then try to burn with Burn.
     
  4. John T macrumors 68020

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    I think you'll find it does a bit more than "just copying"! Check the Burn website - there's no reference to TS. May be worth checking with the support people.

    You don't have to use Toast - I mentioned it simply because I have it. There's plenty of free burning software available. A quick Google should help.
     
  5. baggie1208 macrumors newbie

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    this should work

    When you get the options of what DVD burner to use and the speed you want to burn at, manually select the best speed (or whichever speed you want to burn at) rather than the software itself selecting the fastest burn speed. It should work as I had the same problem as yourself and immediately after I did this, the DVD began to burn.

    ,baggie1208
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    iDVD doesn't read TS folders.
     
  7. quicheman macrumors newbie

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    Try setting the region

    I had the same problem. The region is set to PAL by default after installation. Set the Region to NTSC under Burn/Preferences/Video/DVD and let it rip.
     
  8. animcam macrumors newbie

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    another solution

    Had the same problem and Burn had previously worked on the same video_ts folder. Finally realized the temp folder was being created on a different drive from the one containing the source.

    When Burn asks for a temporary folder location make sure it is on the same drive as your original files.

    BTW, my DVD Studio Pro no longer burns to a disk. Apple wants me to upgrade to FCP which is too much money for the little I need DVD-SP. I now create the VIDEO_TS files in DVD-SP, drop them into Burn and get disks that are playable on the Mac and my home DVD player.
     
  9. hazedragon45 macrumors regular

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    Thank YOU this worked!
     
  10. peter1000000 macrumors newbie

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    Burn -> Preferences -> Video -> DVD -> DVD Theme

    It worked for me when i unchecked the DVD Theme in Burn -> Preferences -> Video -> DVD.:)
     
  11. RatedM45 macrumors newbie

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    Everytime that I try to use Burn, it cuts off on me unexpectedly. Does anyone know why?
     

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