dvd archiving on OSX

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at bluesunhosting.com
Tue Jan 23 10:28:44 MST 2007


On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Hans Fugal wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 at 08:20 -0700, Louis Zirkel wrote:
>> Jonathan Duncan wrote:
>>
>>>>> Toast does resizing for me.  Compressed movies do not have the same
>>>>> quality though so the dual layer drive is a good option.  Although my
>>>>> family has not really notice the differences in compressed movies that I
>>>>> have made yet.  Then again, we do not have an HD tv yet either.
>>
>> I have Toast and didn't think that it did decryption of DVDs.  I've used
>> it to archive non-encrypted DVDs, but I'd be interested in knowing how
>> it works with encrypted DVDs (dual layer or no as I have a burner).
>
> I don't have Toast, but I reckon it would be able to make a DVD out of
> the proper directory structure (VIDEO_TS, etc.), which is what the free
> MacTheRipper can do for you.
>
> In any case OS X all by itself can with a little persuading. I use
> Burn[1] which is an excellent little free burning program for OS X.
>
> 1. http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/
>
>

Toast cannot defeat encryption.  I use MacTheRipper to do that and then 
use other programs like Toast to do other things with the video once I 
have it decrypted.



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