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copy dvd to external hard drive

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doverrog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 8, 2013 10:24 AM

How do I copy a video from a DVD-r onto an external hard drive?

It won't simply drag accross.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,365 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 11:02 AM (in response to doverrog)

    Try double-cling the DVD icon on your desktop to reveal the Folder inside, and then drag that across.

  • ssls6 Level 4 Level 4 (2,415 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 8:11 PM (in response to doverrog)

    I you want it all, open disk utiliity and select the DVD drive.  Click +New image at the top and save the drive as a dwg file.  You can make that into an iso quite easily.  As Klaus1 said, if you just want a single file, drag the file to the desktop

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,365 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 5:06 AM (in response to doverrog)

    It's a permission problem. As it says, the hard drive is read only.

  • Rudegar Level 6 Level 6 (18,435 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 5:20 AM (in response to doverrog)

    if the external drive is windows filesystem ntfs then that is not something osx can write to

  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,905 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 5:20 AM (in response to Klaus1)

    Save it to the desktop.  Then once there, then try to move it to the drive.

     

    To Duplicate a CD or DVD - Open "Disk Utility" on the computer, found by clicking finder in the dock, selecting applications then the utilities folder.  You should see Disk Utility in the utilities folder.  When disk utility is open, you will see the words "disk utility" beside the apple, at the end of this top menu bar, you should see "help".  Click on "help" and select "disk utility help".  In the window that opens, search out the words "duplicate CD or DVD" in the top right search engine of this window.

     

    - see this article - - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2059. and this one for info on how to burn it - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2087.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 7:07 AM (in response to doverrog)

    A video DVD is not the same as a data DVD. You can't copy the individual files or folders on the DVD  to a HD and expect a DVD  player to play the copy.

     

    I image it will be the same with the TV it will not recognize what you are copying to your HD. Without knowing the TV and what formats it is looking for, etc there is no way to advise you as the method to use for this.

     

    I can say there are basically two options

     

    1: you keep the video DVD as a video DVD even when you copy it to the HD. This usually involves winding up with a .img file. A .img file is like a package of the audio and video files that make up the video DVD.

     

    2: would be to rip the DVD using software that takes the video DVD and turns the video into data files that a computer a (and some TV's and DVD players) can deal with.

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to doverrog)

    I'm not sure it pays to continue with any of this until you know what format the TV is looking for when a disk is plugged into the USB port. Until you know that you're just guessing and likely wasting your time.

     

    There should be something in the use manual you got with the TV as for what formats it will play or look online.

     

    Once you know the format then you can figure out what you need to do to the DVD's to get to that format.

     

    One other thing if the DVD's in question are commercial and it turns out you need to rip them then that cannot be discussed here as  the hosts don;t allow conversations about DVD ripping here because of legal concerns.

     

    regards

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