"Digital Video Disk" or "Digital Versatile Disk"

learn more… | top users | synonyms

8
votes
3answers
3k views

Playing DVDs from other regions

I moved to different continents a few times (Europe -> North America -> Asia -> Europe) and ended up with a stack of DVDs I can't play now. I looked around for a firmware update for my iMac, but it ...
2
votes
2answers
184 views

Deleted /etc/, can't boot from DVD

I accidentally deleted the files in /etc/ (yes into /private/etc) and my iMac gets stuck on a blue screen after the initial apple logo now. I tried to boot from install DVD but it hangs at the apple ...
3
votes
2answers
220 views

Whats a good software title to take video (mp4, avi, other..) and burn it to DVD

I got some home brew videos from my webcam, and I got a couple movies on the drive I'd like to burn to DVD. The thing is, I don't know what's a good product for that, being a recent Mac convert and ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Splitting large files over multiple DVDs

I have an installer file 6GB in size, and I need to burn it to DVD, but I only have single layer (4.7GB capacity) media. How can I split this big file into pieces that will fit on my media? I am ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

How to import DVD's to iTunes

I will be traveling long haul over a few times over the next few weeks and would like to watch some TV series I have on DVD, using an iPad, but do not want to have to purchase it again on iTunes. So, ...
1
vote
2answers
79 views

Why would an internal DVD reader eject a burned DVD?

I've sent DVD+R DL to a bunch of PowerPC G4/G5 users and some said the disk was ejected after few seconds.
4
votes
1answer
815 views

How to tell what version a Snow Leopard DVD is?

I have a Snow Leopard DVD that was copied from the original. All it says on the CD is "Snow Leopard" How can I tell what version of the DVD it is? The DVDs were only released in versions 10.6.0 and ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How can I extract video clips from a non-encrypted DVD?

I have a non-encrypted DVD (of my wedding, if you must know) and I was wondering if I could extract clips from the DVD into files in some standard video format (i.e. clip1.mp4) so I can look at them ...
2
votes
2answers
747 views

How do I add subtitles to a DVD?

I have to do a translation of the words of a DVD, and then add subtitles to that DVD (iso file or folder). This is a professional work and it has to be clean (no change in quality, ie no "rip"...). ...
1
vote
0answers
285 views

MacBook Pro SuperDrive reads CDs/Media DVDs but not Data DVDs

I have a MacBook Pro (Mid-2009) with a SuperDrive that reads CDs, movies DVDs but not data DVDs. Not sure what to do. The data DVDs work well on other MacBook Pros though, so i'm guessing it might be ...
1
vote
0answers
75 views

Mac Mini DVD Player Up-converting

I have a Mac Mini connected to a 1080p television. Does the Apple DVD player (or even the OS) up-convert to 1080p from SD playback, like some standalone players do?
6
votes
4answers
8k views

What is the best way to convert MPEG-2 videos to MP4 H.264?

I've been playing around, trying to find the best settings for converting DVD files (MPEG-2) to H.264 so that I can store everything in iTunes and watch it on the TV. Most of the stuff I have has been ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I play DVDs fullscreen on an external monitor in Lion?

MacbookPro6,2 running Mac OS Lion 10.7.2 attempting to run a DVD fullscreen on an external monitor. My laptop display is primary, but I would like the DVD to run fullscreen on the External (a lovely ...
1
vote
1answer
490 views

Unable to boot up with Snow Leopard DVD

I accidentally deleted my /bin folder. My computer is now permanently stuck at the Apple screen with an infinite spinning indicator. I have: Inserted my Snow Leopard DVD Held down c - nothing Held ...
2
votes
1answer
584 views

Why is my iPhoto burn failing?

I am trying to burn selected photos to a DVD and it keeps telling me that the burn failed: I've tried rebooting and that helped the first time, but the second disk I tried to burn failed. What's up ...
1
vote
1answer
639 views

Lossless DVD Conversion to iTunes

Is there a program for Mac that I can use to copy DVDs to iTunes? I've tried Handbrake but the quality is poor. Maybe there's just a setting I need to change?
11
votes
5answers
11k views

How to make DVD from iMovie

Apple has decided to exclude iDVD from Lion, and I haven't found an easy way to make a DVD that can be played on my DVD player created in iMovie. I found this question However, there is no clear ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Where do I start with re-installing OSX on my 2008 MacBook?

I'm in kind of a mess. I have a 2008 MacBook (White) and I tried to re-install the OS. I wiped the HDD as part of the re-install process but the install failed and said the disc is scratched. I have ...
3
votes
1answer
674 views

Mac Pro cd drive stuck open

I just got a brand new mac pro. I opened the cd drive with the eject button on the keyboard, and then went to close it the same way, the cd drive goes in, but the metal gate doesn't come back up. What ...
2
votes
1answer
166 views

Video Stutter With Multiple Logged-In Users

I'm experiencing significant video playback stuttering when there are other users logged in in the background via Fast User Switching. I'm not sure if this is do to a recent change to my user setup, ...
0
votes
1answer
804 views

Installation Software DVDs on Macbook Pro MC721ZA/A

I bought MacBook Pro today, when I reached home, I unboxed its contents, but I didn't find any Software DVD for Mac OS Lion installation. I called the seller, he told me that there are no Software ...
2
votes
1answer
464 views

How do I prevent image scaling when burning an iPhoto Slideshow in iDVD?

In iPhoto '11, I have created a slideshow and sent it to iDVD 7.1.2 (Share > iDVD...). iDVD does fine with maintaining the timing, the music, the transitions, etc. However, even though I have the ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

Installing Lion from custom DIY DVD or USB fails

After upgrading to Lion my computer is really slow. Chrome-takes-a-minute-to-open-a-tab slow. I decided to do a clean Lion install and copy all my stuff to see if that fixes it, so I got a new hard ...
3
votes
2answers
781 views

How do I install software from a CD or DVD shared from a Windows 7 PC?

I have a MacBook Air and I'd like to install CD- and DVD-based software on it without having to purchase an external CD/DVD drive. I stumbled upon the CD & DVD sharing feature OS X supports but ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

Is it possible to master a DVD with 720HD high-definition video?

Just bought DVD-Creator from the App store; big disappointment. Took an uncompressed 11 minute QuickTime 720HD 6.2GB file down to a 721MB VIDEO_TS when it burned the DVD. In other words, it chucked ...
8
votes
2answers
283 views

What's a reliable method to create a stand alone recovery disk for Lion?

I'm seeing a lot of questions with all sorts of steps to burn a DVD or create a USB disk so you can boot your Mac with Lion if the internal drive is replaced. Is there a definitive set of steps that ...
1
vote
6answers
28k views

How do I burn my iTunes purchased TV shows onto a playable DVD?

I have several tv shows that I purchased on iTunes for my daughters to watch. Rather than have them sit at the desk and watch on my laptop or on the iPad, I would like to burn the episodes onto a DVD ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Any DvdFab/DvdShrink comparable program for Mac?

I want to rip a dvd (and/or blu-ray) to an ISO, but remove some of the features on the disk (i.e. menus, extra features). DvdFab and DvdShrink for Windows allow users to do this. Any similar ...
5
votes
4answers
35k views

How can I rip DVD subtittles to SRT format (or something else that iPads can understand)?

Title says it all. I've used HandBrake, Subler, VideoMonkey, and RipIt. I'm familiar with mencoder. None of them seem to be able to rip the subtitles from a DVD and then get the soft subtitles to the ...
5
votes
3answers
10k views

Mount .NRG image file on OSX 10.6

I have a Nero Disk Image(.nrg) File and I would like to mount it on OSX to copy it's contents. I've tried to rename to .iso and to use NRG2ISO with no luck. Any tips ?
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I rip a DVD so that it has multiple audio tracks and subtitles available when synced with my iPad?

I'm in the process of ripping my DVD collection to disk for backup, syncing with my iPad, and protecting from my toddlers. I'd like to have the commentary (if available) and subtitles with the video ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Is it possible to open and watch RatDVD Files on a Mac?

Is it possible to watch movies in the format of RatDVD on a mac? If yes, how?
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Convert bin/cue image to iso format on OS X?

How can I convert an .bin/.cue image to .iso format? ... preferably free.
2
votes
2answers
284 views

Video Container for 1080p video for SD DVD (using Apple suite)

This may be a bit of a stretch to post here (in terms of whether people will have an answer), since this is a fairly specific question about video work, although I am performing the entirety of this ...
3
votes
1answer
255 views

Why are my DVD disks in the wrong format?

I'm trying to play DVDs on my MacBook Pro however the disk doesn't play it doesn't even mount. When I check Disk Utility it shows the format as Windows NTFS 3G. If I try the same disks on another ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I convert MKV files and burn them to DVD?

I have a 5+1 theater system(can use USB or DVD) which doesn't support MKV play. How can I use my Mac to burn the .mkv files into high quality dvds ?
3
votes
3answers
2k views

MacBook Pro won't boot into safe mode or from DVD

Specs: MacBook Pro 7,1, 2.4gHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD with Snow Leopard v10.6.7 I'm having a weird problem. I want to boot from the install disk to run Disk Utility because I'm ...
4
votes
4answers
226 views

Get a DVD onto my iPhone

Is there an official way to take my DVD and put it on my iPhone?
6
votes
3answers
7k views

How do I burn a single ( > 7GB) file to multiple DVDs?

I have single file that is 7GB that I want to burn to multiple DVDs. Is there a way to do this that's built into Mac OS X? When I try through the finder, it informs me there is too much data and ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How can I use the dvdbackup tool in Mac OS X?

I want to use 'dvdbackup' tool in my Mac OS X, however its specification is too simple. I would like to know how to back up my whole DVD, can anyone give my some example or advice step by step?
-1
votes
1answer
3k views

How do I eject Windows install DVD when running Windows under Boot Camp?

I have installed Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp. Now I don't know how to eject the Windows 7 install DVD from within Windows. The system is booting into Windows.
3
votes
4answers
158 views

DVD to iPod touch (iTunes)?

I have a big pile of DVDs and DivX encoded files with animation shorts that I sometimes would like to watch on my iPod touch 4G while I am on the go. What would be a quick and easy way to transfer the ...
0
votes
1answer
397 views

How to clone CD or DVD from the CLI so it can be accessed in VirtulaBox Windows VM

How can I clone a CD or DVD to an ISO or DMG, using just the CLI, so that I can attach it to a VirtualBox VM. I often clone CDs or DVDs using the following commands: diskname=`df -kh /Volumes/* | ...
7
votes
1answer
6k views

Is there a Terminal command that will force open the DVD tray?

Is there a command I can enter in Terminal that will force eject a CD or DVD? One that will always work, equivalent to a "Force Quit" for an app? I have an intermittent problem getting the DVD in my ...
1
vote
4answers
912 views

DVD to iMovie converter for Mac 10.4.11

First of all, is there such a thing? All I want to do is be able to import film clips from DVDs into iMovie so I can make groovy youtube videos. Any suggestions for a Mac 10.4.11 user?
0
votes
2answers
431 views

Could an upgrade edition of Windows be used to install boot camp if you connect two external DVD drives?

I found the following FAQ on Apple's website: Why can't an upgraded version of Microsoft Windows XP or a full version of Microsoft Windows XP that does not include Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later be ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

Alternatives to MetaX?

I'm trying to rip some DVDs on my Mac, the boxset for a TV show, using Handbrake. I'd also like to automatically fetch metadata - show name, episode name, etc. But MetaX isn't getting any metadata for ...
5
votes
3answers
9k views

What's the best way to import DVD into iMovie 11?

My got a new Mac for Christmas and I'm trying to help her import a bunch of DVDs with home movies transferred from VHS into iMovie 11. Google turns up several results but most are trying to sell you ...
5
votes
1answer
428 views

DVD Upscaling on OSX

"Full Screen" mode in OS X doesn't look as good as my PS3's DVD upscaler. Is there a good way to play DVDs in OS X with high-quality upscaling zoom?
2
votes
1answer
527 views

What type of connection does a Macbook Pro DVD Drive use?

My DVD drive isn't working at the moment. I attempted to put another drive in instead, but that didn't work either. My friend suggested that there might be a problem with the connection. What type of ...