2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2010 3:29 PM by mggray
mggray Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, I'm hoping that someone might know the answer to my dilemma.

I own a commercial dvd that is scratched (thanks, kids) and skips so I used RipIt to copy it (successfully!) to my HD in a Video TS folder. Then I used Disk Utility to create a disk image but burning that onto a 4.7gb disc is impossible because it's too big. We just want to play it on a regular dvd player. Nothing fancy.

I'd love to extract the extraneous stuff (all but the movie) OR compress the whole thing to fit on a regular dvd. Question is: do I do that with Handbrake? Wondershare? Disk Utility? Or iDVD? I own all of the above. Suggestions are MUCH appreciated. Thank you so much.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • mishmumken Level 5 Level 5 (4,000 points)
    Hello mggray,

    three things you can do:

    • recompress your DVD content with Roxio Toast; it has a fit-to-dvd feature
    • burn the DVD onto a double-layer DVD ... most Superdrives have that possibility
    • if both options are not possible for you, convert the video to DV using MPEG Streamclip. This will require the Apple MPEG-2 playback component. Then split the video into two parts and burn each one separately onto an SL-DVD creating the DVDs in iDVD.

    hope this helps

  • mggray Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, I was hoping that I wouldn't have to buy anything more but I was thinking I'd invest in Toast. Thank you very much!