There’s no easy way to get a DVD onto your iPad or into a Keynote presentation. You need to convert the movie from DVD format into a movie format that the iPad will play. Here’s how to copy a DVD to your hard drive and then convert it to a movie that will play on your iPhone, iPad or in Quicktime on your computer. Continue reading »
Mac the Ripper is a little program that allows you to copy a DVD to your computer, and at the same time it removes the copy protection. (This is called ‘ripping’ a DVD). This allows you for example to then copy it to a Macbook Air (that has no DVD drive) to watch, or you can take the extra step of converting it to a Quicktime movie so you can put it on an iPad or even into a Keynote presentation. Continue reading »
If you’ve tried watching DVD’s on your laptop (eg on a plane or in the car) you’ll notice the batteries wear down pretty quickly. Here’s how to copy your DVD onto your laptop, which you can do at home, so when you take your laptop on the road you don’t need to take the original disk, and so the batteries on your laptop will last longer.
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This is a little bit advanced, but useful.
1. Insert the DVD/CD into your drive.
2. Run the TERMINAL application (In your Appplications Utilities Folder)
You will get a little window with a prompt something this: Macintosh:~ wayne$
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Someone asked me:
“do you have any advice on how to copy a DVD onto another DVD.”
It’s quite easy, assuming it’s not a commercial DVD.
You use apple’s built in disk utility (in your utilities folder) to make a disk image of the dvd (select the DVD then select ‘new image’), it copies it exactly. The default options of compressed and none are fine.
You then use disk utility to burn the disk image you have just created back to a dvd. Select the image and choose ‘burn.’
It must be your own dvd, not a commercial one to to this.
This works with data DVD’s as well as movie DVD’s.
If you want to copy a Movie to your iPad or iPhone, that’s a different matter, see this article.
When you’re watching a DVD do you get annoyed that there are those compulsory credits at the start, and copyright warnings, and you can’t skip them. Well, you can skip them with this simple program that modifies your apple DVD player so that it ignores the directions on the DVD about which bits are compulsory viewing. Continue reading »