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Hi all, I would like to be able to play backups of my DVDs (Movies) on my iBook when traveling. Only problem is, the iBook (and my desktop G4) reject the disks as soon as I put them in the drive. Doesn't make a difference if i'm booted to OS 9 or 10.2.6. The originals, however, play just fine. The copies play fine in my PC and my set top DVD player. So i'm assuming there's something in the OS that is preventing me from playing them. Any idea how to get around this? Oh, and copying the data tracks ...

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    Default Playing DVD Backups on a mac?

    Hi all,

    I would like to be able to play backups of my DVDs (Movies) on my
    iBook when traveling. Only problem is, the iBook (and my desktop G4)
    reject the disks as soon as I put them in the drive. Doesn't make a
    difference if i'm booted to OS 9 or 10.2.6. The originals, however,
    play just fine.

    The copies play fine in my PC and my set top DVD player. So i'm
    assuming there's something in the OS that is preventing me from
    playing them. Any idea how to get around this?

    Oh, and copying the data tracks to the HD isn't really an option with
    only 12 or so gigs available ;-)

    Thanks!
    gotroot2003 Guest

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    Default Re: Playing DVD Backups on a mac?

    In article <google.com>,
    net (gotroot2003) wrote:
     

    How did you make the backup?
     

    12 gigs can get you two movies.
    Vincent Guest

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    Vincent Vega <net> wrote in message news:<verizon.net>... 
    >
    > How did you make the backup?[/ref]

    On a PC using DVD decrypter and DVD shrink (Sometimes use IFO edit).
    Burned the disks with either Nero or Gear pro. I've never tried
    ripping and burning on a Mac. Think it would make a difference? 
    >
    > 12 gigs can get you two movies.[/ref]

    I'll be on a 14 hour flight (each way) in October. I was hoping to
    have more than 2 ;-)
    gotroot2003 Guest

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    Default Re: Playing DVD Backups on a mac?

    In article <google.com>,
    net (gotroot2003) wrote:
     
    >
    > On a PC using DVD decrypter and DVD shrink (Sometimes use IFO edit).
    > Burned the disks with either Nero or Gear pro. I've never tried
    > ripping and burning on a Mac. Think it would make a difference?[/ref]

    It's hard to say but I doubt it. I'd try it once anyway.
     
    > >
    > > 12 gigs can get you two movies.[/ref]
    >
    > I'll be on a 14 hour flight (each way) in October. I was hoping to
    > have more than 2 ;-)[/ref]

    Well, I see two options: bring the original DVDs and take care of them
    :) or you might looking into getting a program called DVD2oneX
    (available for PC as well) and rip to the HD anyway. DVD2oneX will allow
    you to copy ONLY the movie itself and delete the extras as well as
    subtitles and foreign language tracks. It's encoding options allow you
    to make the resulting file MUCH smaller as well.
    Vincent Guest

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