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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:50 pm    Post subject: Burning DVDS Reply with quote

Is it possible for me to make copies of my DVDs using Mac OS X on my PowerBookG4? I'm new to Macs, and this is really causing me some confusion...any help is very much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You mean rip them to your hard drive or actually duplicate a DVD to another one. To rip it to your hard drive you'll want MactheRipper and Handbrake, for ripping/cracking and encoding respectively. To copy it to another DVD, you'll first need a DVD-burner, which I assume you have.

To exactly duplicate most DVDs you'll need a dual-layer (DL) DVD burner as most DVDs store information on two layers. To do this you should use MactheRipper and Popcorn. MactheRipper will remove any protection and region encoding there is on the DVD as well as copy the needed folder to your hard drive (though you can just copy the folders manually as well). Popcorn will let you burn the VIDEO_TS folder onto a DVD. That should give you a nice copy! You can also burn a VIDEO_TS folder onto a DVD using Toast.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DVD2oneX and Popcorn will also re-encode a DVD9 movie to fit on a DVD5 disc. You will lose some quality but still great quality.

Most movies can fit on a DVD5 disc without being re-encoded if the menus and extras are removed. Both apps can do that. You will still need to use MactheRipper to remove copy protection before being able to use the files in either of these these programs.

And I assume you want to make backups of DVD's you own. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite for ripping has been 0SEx 0.0110a1 (Yay! freeware!) for quite a while, you can create a complete disc image of a dvd9 disc and burn it on a DL disc if you have a dual layer burner. Recently, I have been using Fast DVD copy to make single layer copies of DVD9 discs. It ain't free, but does a beautiful job compressing the movies. And besides, it will strip the region coding as well as the copy protection. It will also copy PS2 games as well.
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