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Copying a DVD with OS X

by jordan1934 / December 12, 2010 11:15 PM PST

My stepson made a DVD copy of some old film he had and gave a copy to my wife and she wants me to make some more copies to give to other family members. Don't know how so did it the eHow way as shown. The original will play in my Sony player but not the copy and it won't play on my mac either, what did I do wrong? My grandson asked if I finalized, don't know what that is, took it out when the mac said burn complete.
1.Place the DVD you want to copy into your DVD drive.
Go to and click on the hard drive and select "Applications." From there, launch the disk utility.
Click on the name of your DVD that appears in the white pane on the left hand side in disk utility.
Choose "New Image" in the disk utility toolbar. From there a dialog box will appear. Name the new image and choose a destination where you want to save to save it. The best idea is to save it to your desktop because it will make it easier to find when it's time to burn the image.

Burn the DVD
insert blank DVD
Launch disk utility again
select burn in toolbar
find where you saved image if you didn't save to desktop. (I did save to desktop)
Click on DVD image and then click burn
Insert blank DVD and your DVD should be ready in no time.

These are the steps I took. Is there another step I don't know about, guess I need a kid to do it for me.

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Steps are correct but,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 12, 2010 11:29 PM PST

try Double clicking on the image,
Drag the contents of the image, which should be Video_TS and Audio_TS folders, onto your DVD and then burn.

See what happens then


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think I found the problem
by jordan1934 / December 20, 2010 12:26 AM PST
In reply to: Steps are correct but,

or a least my grandson did, I bought DVD+R and Jerry had made his on DVD-R, I didn't know there was a difference, thought it just had to be DVD with a R. Anyway he made the copies I needed, will know better next time.

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