New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

Help ! How do I copy DVDs to a mac


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Anita

 
Member Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posts: 5
Anita is on a distinguished road

Anita is offline
If I open the DVD in finder I can copy the files, but not the menus, etc. I'd like to have a backup file that i could use to directly burn a new DVD if mine got damaged (I'm backing up personal DVDs that I hired for family parties, no copyright issues...)
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,568
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Rather than use Finder to copy and burn the files, I'd suggest a CD/DVD mastering program. I use Roxio's Toast, but it is pricey for what you want to do. I'd suggest a program like the very simply-named, Burn. I haven't used it in awhile, but from what I recall it will do a disc-to-disc burn.

Alternatively, you can create an image of the disc using Disk Utility (Applications => Utilities) and then burn the image to the destination disc.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Anita

 
Member Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posts: 5
Anita is on a distinguished road

Anita is offline
Thanks ! Does burn also allow me to copy the DVD to my HD? Thanks again
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,568
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anita View Post
Thanks ! Does burn also allow me to copy the DVD to my HD? Thanks again
Nope, but Handbrake will.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Programs to compress avi/movies | ffmpegx conversion question »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Need to know how much RAM your Mac can hold? iLaugh Other Hardware and Peripherals 6 12-13-2009 01:49 PM
Make an ISO copy of Mac OS X DVD Froggy OS X - Operating System 3 12-02-2009 05:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?