Copying a DVD on Mac OS X
By Bryce Rocket and UNIhaXor
Updated February 2005
Part 1 - Ripping the DVD to the Hard Drive
- DVDBackup (Freeware) Alternate Download
- DVD2oneX (Shareware) Alternate Download
- Burning Software such as Roxio Toast
Part 2 - Compressing the movie to fit on a DVD-R
- Insert the DVD you wish to copy
- Allow the DVD to start playing in DVD Player (open it yourself if it does not start automatically)
- Quit DVD Player
- Open DVDBackup
- Click the "Add DVD Files..." button
- Select the root directory of the DVD you wish to copy by clicking the DVD icon on the left pane of the "Select DVD Files, Directories, or Volumes" window
- Click "Open"
- Ensure that all three checkboxes on the right side of the DVD Backup windows are checked and click "Process Files"
- Save to the desktop in the folder VIDEO_TS
- After several minutes, the entire DVD will be copied to your hard drive. Click OK.
Part 3 - Burning the files to a DVD-R
- Open DVD2OneX
- Set the source to the VIDEO_TS folder created by DVD backup i.e. /Users/username/Desktop/VIDEO_TS
- Select the title with the most chapters
- In the audio selection pane that will extend to the right, check "AC3 6ch English"
- Click the "Start" button
- Create a new folder and click "Select"
- Wait several minutes for processing to complete
- Open your preferred burning software
- Burn the AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS folders created by DVD2oneX in the new folder you created onto a DVD