What program, Toast or Handbrake?

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  1. smt1192 macrumors regular

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    My mother is teaching a course and she has been given permission to reproduce the instruction DVD. What would be the best program to do it?

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    Stephen
     
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    if its a non-encrypted disc, i suggest using Disc Utility to make a DVD/CD master image and then burn copies from that as required.
     
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    Sorry for so many questions.

    How cabn you tell if it is an encrypted disc? IF it is, is their no chance of burning it? Also, would this work on a commercial DVD ex-Wild Hogs for your own use?
     
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    is it a commercial disc? i imagine if they gave the OK to copy it, it's not encrypted.

    so long as nothing goes wrong it should play fine in a recent dvd player.
     
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    Thanks for the help.

    How would I use the Disk utility to make a master copy/image?
     
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    open Disk Utility, select the DVD, then choose File->New->Disk Image from <DVD NAME>

    in the window that appears, give the image a name and choose a location to save, then choose "DVD/CD Master" from the "Image Format" drop down and click "Save"
     
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    Ok, I burned it to a DVD, and but it in my DVD player to test it and it said it was an unreadable format. The extension is CDR and I have visualhub. I tried to convert it to DVD, but it said the files couldn't be found.
     
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    There are basically two types of DVDs:
    - Data (the kind you use to transfer/backup data)
    - Video (the kind you put in a DVD player)

    If it is a Video DVD, which is appears to be based upon your post, then you need to do something like this:
    - Use MacTheRipper to copy to your HD.
    - If the original is a DVD9, then you must reduce the size to a DVD5 size your use a blank DVD9 (dual layer) to burn your DVD. Assuming that you want to go from DVD9 to DVD5, you need to use a program like DVD2OneX or Popcorn.
    - Once this is done, use Toast to burn the Video DVD.
     
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    Is it possibly a video cd rather than a dvd?

    If that's the case, copy the file in the MGEGAV (?) folder (can't remember the extension) to your HD and you can use MPEG Streamclip to convert it to .mp4 or quicktime format. If that doesn't work, try iSquint.
     
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