What's the best format for a DVD Disk Image?

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  1. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

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    I'm making a "backup" of the first season of House and I came upon the below menu from Disk Utility.

    What's the best format to use? I don't really care too much about how long it takes.

    Should I use encryption? If so, which form?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    You should only use encryption if you don't want anyone who doesn't have the password you set to access the image.

    Aside from that, any of the formats listed should be fine. Using the option you've selected will give you a .img file.
     
  3. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks.

    I now want to separate the episodes rather than having them all together. Is there a way to so this in Disk Utility, or should I use HandBrake for that?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It gives me .cdr ones.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Use Handbrake.
     
  6. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm doing that right now.

    The video is in 1.78:1. I don't think that's anamorphic, so what is it?
     
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  8. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think it is usually 2.35:1, but I may be wrong.

    This is taking forever. I'm going try it on my C2Q Dell.
     

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  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Anamorphic just means that the video doesn't have black letterbox bars in order to fit a certain size, e.g. 4:3 or 16:9. It has nothing to do with the actual ratio.
     
  10. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I can't do this on the Dell because the DVD is copy protected.

    Is the Mac version the same, i.e. can't do anything with a copy-protected source?
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    DVD Fab it and then use HandBrake. You'll really want to use a quad or more for HandBrake.

    The Mac version uses the libraries in VLC now instead of including them like they did in the past.
     
  12. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Any free solutions?

    So that means it can do something with a copy-protected source, correct?
     
  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    DVD Fab is free...
     
  14. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Didn't see that. :eek:

    So out of the three, it looks like I want the middle one, correct? Sorry if I'm being bothersome, I've never done this before.
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    http://www.brothersoft.com/download-dvdfab-hd-decrypter-61937.html

    The installer is probably going to make your head explode. That followed by using it the first time. They've made it progressively more confusing over the past few years to try to get you to pay for the free ripping that it does.
     
  16. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. I'll post an update either when it's finished or to complain how comlex it is.
     
  17. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The installer was easy enough, but the main program is a mess. I don't really know what is going to happen. It might be bad enough that I'll just wait a long time and use my Mac mini.
     
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    Another update:

    DVDWhatever got the job done fine and now HandBrake it going well.

    I think I'll import the whole DVD with DVDFab until the trial runs out, then I'll have to find something else. Then I do the HandBrake thing and delete the DVDFab file.
     
  19. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    There isn't a trial for just ripping DVDs. There's no expiration date on it.
     
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    From the looks of the start menu, it looked like it was a 30-day trial. I'll see if I can post a picture.
     
  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Please note the highlighted.
     

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  22. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    We were talking about different things. I was using DVD to DVD, not HD Decrypter. I'll see what that's like.
     
  23. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I just use the decrypter because it is regularly updated. I rip the disc and use the folder in Handbrake under Windows.
     
  24. Shake 'n' Bake thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'll be doing the same.

    Thanks for all your your help and putting up with me.
     

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