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Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by eugene3ph, Sep 8, 2006.
how do i copy DVD movies? what application should i use?
You shouldn't be copying DVD movies, unless you have rights to it (i.e. they're you're own). Copying movies, especially commercial ones, is illegal.
Having said that, Toast does a great job at duplicating disks, but if it's just a chapter or two that you're looking to rip, try HandBrake, which is free
i know what you mean.... i dont do piracy.... i just want to make a copy of my sister's wedding.... so no worries man... much thanks of the info.....
I tried handbreak last night and the resulting movie didn't have the audio synced properly. I might need to do some extra tweeking of the settings to eliminate the sync problem.
If you want an exact copy of the DVD, you can use the Disk Utility app to create an image of the disk. This disk image can be mounted like a regular disk and it even works with apple's DVD Player.
What I do is copy the Video_TS folder into my HD then burn it using Toast.
mactheripper and handbrake are the software i use for copying HOME MADE dvds.
I use mactheripper as well.
Take your pick.
toast will do the job if you're just copying home made dvd's. been using it to duplicate my kids' dvd's (i.e. videos made using idvd with video from mini-dv hcam) for sending to relatives, famliy abroad. otherwise, you are better off with MTR.
Since we're on the subject, do you need to use DVD-R's?
or can you use DVD+R's with Toast, with the same effect, and use the new disk on any DVD player?
DVD-R is the older more widely used format (compatible with most players). you can use DVD+R's (same effect) as well but may run into isues with some older dvd players. of course, there are more technical differences between the 2.
So you're saying that DVD-R's are better, cause are less likely to encounter problems. Correct?
For me I used dragon burn...
after downloading the MediaFork App, and dragging it to the app folder, how do i get rid of the icon the keeps appearing on my desktop everytime i open the app? i always eject it and it reappears again when used? help thanks
Sorry to resurrect this thread, but I did not want to create a new one.
of course this is not about piracy. Its about toddlerproofing In fact I already bought several original DVDs of the same movies (toy story 1 and Cars -pixar) because my son insists on being the one holding and placing them in his portable DVD.
So I tried copying them first before letting him handle the disks. I bought iripit for this purpose and it did the job very easily. well perhaps too easy since there was no choice on the output format - several VOB files which I feel I may encounter some difficulty (planning to buy a digital media player) in the future.
any suggestions? thanks
In this day and age, I believe that copying a DVD for material gain (or to save money) is no longer an attractive undertaking: movies on DVD are so cheap and alternative means are readily available, often at a higher resolution than the 480p that DVDs are restricted to. Besides, copying DVDs on your desktop consume a lot of processor cycles that impede productive work you're currently doing, not to mention the wear and tear on your optical device.
(SIDEBAR) It doesn't take a lot of imagination or second guessing why Apple is starting to kill off optical media.
"Toddlerproofing" as @Kiko says, is a good reason to burn a DVD. Also distributing wedding videos to relatives (just not Kate Middleton's).
@Kiko, for a DMP, may I recommend WD TV Live Hub something or other? I've been using mine for two years now without hiccups. I'd only change it for another WD that will offer USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt in the near future [the attached external disk will be your bottleneck].
If preservation is your objective, then your best bet is to use a ISO-maker program. This makes sure that you don't lose any video quality in conversion. You can then use the ISO file as a source for converting to smaller/leaner video codecs (MP4/Divx/etc)
There are several from the Mac appstore but they're all paid. I've used AnyToISO, it's OK so far.