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Streaming video around the house

I ripped a bunch of my DVDs to my Mac so that I could put the cases in storage. Currently, the files sit on my hard drive on my Mac Pro, and when I want to watch something, I copy the relevant file to a USB stick and walk it upstairs to the TV, where the Blu Ray player has a USB input. Is there an easier way to get these files onto my TV (and ideally, iPads/iPhones) than walking the file around the house? We're an all-Mac household. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 22, 2014 - 19 answers

I can SEE that this is a burned disk.

DVD-R data archives from an old computer are showing up as blank disks on all the new computers I've tried them with. What can I do to get my data? [more inside]
posted by gauche on Feb 13, 2013 - 18 answers

Help me get DVD video to my iPad, please.

How do I transfer/play dvd video to iPad3? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jul 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Backwards-compatibility

I'm looking for a better way to create a DVD with subtitles, without losing quality from the original DVD. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Mar 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Copying old DVD of home movies onto my Mac hard drive?

I want to copy a DVD of home movies to my hard drive (mac) and be able to watch them (and possibly upload them onto the internet). Copied the DVD files, but none of them will open with any of my current applications. Please help. [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder on Feb 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Troubleshooting DVD burning problems on my Macs.

Help me burn these family movie DVDs on my Mac, please! [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Dec 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Connecting LG DVD Player to Mac

I've got LG BD 390 Blu-Ray networked DVD player. Wondering if there's a way to stream/share movies (in various formats) from my Mac wirelessly to the DVD player. Not sure if this requires special software, etc.
posted by dearleader on Jul 30, 2011 - 5 answers

help me with the final piece of my home theater

I need software recommendations for converting my hard copy DVDs into a full res digital library accessible from the couch and portable on our iPhones. MacMini and/or Xbox360+Windows7 desktop. [more inside]
posted by phritosan on Jun 13, 2010 - 8 answers

can't burn a dvd

I'm having trouble burning a DVD that works in DVD players. [more inside]
posted by fucker on Mar 15, 2010 - 19 answers

Best VHS to digital for under $500?

I'm looking for a way to convert old VHS tapes to digital. I have archival material and want the highest quality transfer I can get for under $500. I'd prefer to use a Mac to store and edit the resulting digital file before burning the output to a DVD. [more inside]
posted by zippy on Mar 8, 2010 - 19 answers

I need a DVD ripper that isn't scared of scratches

I'm looking for a robust mac program to rip ISO images from DVDs. I have some discs that have minor scratches; while they play fine (with minor skips) in DVD Player, the ripping programs I have tried so far give me an error message and abort when they encounter these spots on the disc. I've tried both the disc image function in Disk Utility as well as Disco. Are there other (free) programs that will be less easily panicked?
posted by philosophygeek on Feb 11, 2010 - 12 answers

How to scale up DVD playback on Mac?

In Apple's DVD Player app for Mac (or in VLC), how can I scale the footage beyond the screen resolution? (Or specifically, scale the footage to the full width of the screen.) [more inside]
posted by kidbritish on Nov 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Creating a Subtitled DVD

I need some help with creating a DVD with subtitles. My computer is a Mac, but also runs Parallels and XP. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Nov 14, 2009 - 4 answers

DVD Backup Frustration-Mac!

Mac Filter: Backup and Burning DVDs HELP! [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Oct 20, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I eject the Snow Leopard install DVD on a Mac Mini?

How do I eject the Snow Leopard install DVD on a Mac Mini? [more inside]
posted by keijo on Oct 9, 2009 - 24 answers

Hunk of Burning Love Needed

How do I burn a dvd on a mac from an iso file with subtitles? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Oct 3, 2009 - 5 answers

CD manufacturer identification on the Mac?

Is there a Mac equivalent to CDR Media Code Identifier. This could be run in Parallels, but I'm not sure it'll be able to get what it needs out of the DVD drive. And of course, it'd be nice to not have to run Parallels.
posted by ignignokt on Sep 15, 2009 - 4 answers

iDVD, iDontDVD

I need to duplicate a short bit of video across an entire DVD. Difficulty - Mac OS X Leopard 10.5, no iDVD. [more inside]
posted by lhauser on Mar 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me offload my movies offshore to DVDs

Hi everyone. I have a some of movie files that I'd like to transder to DVD. However... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Mac backup DVD software

I need recommendations for Mac backup / archive software to make DVDs that fill each DVD to capacity with files from a group of folders. I'm using a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.5. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Jan 1, 2009 - 7 answers

How can extract audio from my DVD's on my mac?

How can I extract audio from DVD's on my mac? [more inside]
posted by fishthefly on Jan 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Please Walk Me Through the Steps in Making a Divx DVD

Well, something is wrong...I use Mac the Ripper to rip the DVDs...then I am not sure what to do. I turned them into mp4s in Handbrake and then burnt them in Toast under the Divx tab. I get a lot (maybe 6?) movies to a disc (dual layer)and the picture is decent BUT it takes several days...a day to encode the files through Handbrake and then 2 whole days to burn the disc in Toast. Am I doing things completely wrong? I would appreciate a step by step walkthrough if there is a much easier and more efficient way to make Divx discs primarily because I have a huge spindle of DVD-DLs that I don't want to waste on one movie at a time. Thanks for your help and happy holidays! By the way I am using a brand new IMac running OS 10.5.5
posted by UnholyJudas on Dec 7, 2008 - 31 answers

HDCP on DVDs?

What is the future of HDCP -- are DVDs likely to adopt it, and is it going to mess me up? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Nov 24, 2008 - 9 answers

DVD/Handbrake Divx Burning Woes

I using Mac the Ripper than Handbrake to turn DVDs into mp4 files. (I use DVD dual layer)...When I use Roxio Popcorn, I can fit several movies on a disc (4) but it takes honestly a day and a half to burn on DVD !!!! But the DVD plays perfectly in my cheap player. Trying a different route, I tried dragging the mp4s to a blank DVD disc and then clicking "Burn" -- it burns and takes only 30-40 minutes but this version will not play on my DVD player. Anybody out there have an idea what I can do to make the process more efficient? Different software or different method? I appreciate your insight. By the way, I am running Mac OX X 10.5.5.
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 15, 2008 - 13 answers

SuperDrive icon is super annoying

Why the mystery icon? Should I eat it? [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Sep 18, 2008 - 8 answers

DVD Burning 101 for Macintosh

I was hoping someone could recommend a one-stop DVD burning software for my Mac. I am wanting to make dvds that will work on my regular home player...I am running the latest operating system. My hopes are to have it be able to put a movie on a DVD-R and not invest in more expensive DVD-dual layer discs. Unfortunately, I am not good at using three different types of software to rip, edit, and burn, and hence the request for one all in one package. I know Wondershare does only dvd burning to dual layer. I have seen Fast DVD Copy but not sure how good it works, though it looks nice. Any suggestions? I appreciate all advice and wish all respondents and awesome week. Thanks.
posted by snap_dragon on Aug 4, 2008 - 8 answers

Mac Pro DVD troubleshooting

Can / should I troubleshoot the optical drive on my Mac Pro? [more inside]
posted by Zonker on Jun 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Can't burn DVD+R's on a Mac

For the life of me, I can't seem to burn a dual-layer DVD+R on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on May 25, 2008 - 10 answers

"Ugh, get that filthy thing out of me at once."

Why is my Mac's DVD player so stupid? [more inside]
posted by greytape on May 7, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I copy a DVD movie to DVD-R on a Mac?

MacFilter: Mac DVD copying on the cheap free? [more inside]
posted by rentalkarma on Apr 17, 2008 - 13 answers

Mac Mini scratched my DVD

Mac Mini scratched my DVD -- anyone seen this before? (photo inside) What should I do? [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Mar 25, 2008 - 23 answers

DVD Burning 101 MetaQuestion

How do I back up my movies to DVD-R so I can take the backups to the gym on my portable and prevent my good ones from getting scratched? I just bought a new IMac running Leopard. It has the burner. From research, it looks like I need 1. Mac the Ripper---2.DVD 2toOneX (for compression)---and 3.Roxio Toast to burn (even though there is burning software on my computer).....I have no really good clue and am open to any support and advice you might have to offer. I don't want to buy things that are not so easy to work. I am a very basic computer user. thanks for your time!
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 24, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the best way of distributing a DVD over the Internet?

What's the best way of distributing a DVD over the Internet? I'm thinking probably bittorrent for transmission, but what format? ISO? A set of VOBs, etc.? [more inside]
posted by amcewen on Feb 11, 2008 - 20 answers

Words and pictures, together at last

Taking text notes with incorporated image thumbnails: there's gotta be an application that does exactly what I need. [more inside]
posted by doift on Jan 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Need to watch it over and over and over...

Is there a program for Mac OS X (Tiger, if it makes a difference) which I can use to play a DVD video file AND scan through, using the arrow keys, in increments of a few seconds? [more inside]
posted by rhoticity on Nov 21, 2007 - 11 answers

Playing region 1 DVDs on a region 2 mac

is it possible to play region 1 DVDs on a region 2 macbook without changing the drive setting? I can play them using VLC player on my PC but the mac just ejects the disc if I don't change the drive setting to region 1. Is there any way around this or will I have to keep my old PC around to play all my American DVDs?
posted by Andy Harwood on Oct 20, 2007 - 20 answers

My Pioneer DVR-112 isn't supported in OSX 10.3.9. How can I get it working properly?

My Pioneer DVR-112 isn't supported in OSX 10.3.9. I finally succumbed and joined the DVD age. After a couple of heady days watching DVDs and backing up using Toast, I tried to burn a regular old CD using iTunes and got a shock. My new drive isn't recognised or supported. [more inside]
posted by Rufus T. Firefly on Sep 12, 2007 - 7 answers

Replace a DVD's VOB file using a Mac

I need to replace the unskippable intro (before the menu) of a DVD with something else. How do you successfully modify a DVD's content? [more inside]
posted by remi on Aug 31, 2007 - 13 answers

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way?

Homemade DVD server- Whats the best/easiest/cheapest way? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Jul 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Cheap Mac Video Capture Solution

I'm looking for a cheap device to import VHS video onto my MacBook. I've looked at the Canopus ADVC55 but it seems like overkill for what I need - I just want to turn my old home movies into DVDs.
posted by Dag Maggot on Apr 26, 2007 - 3 answers

Undelete a DVD-RW?

Data Recovery Filter. I stupidly deleted (about 1 GB worth of) some precious .avi files on a DVD-RW with Toast's 'Quick Erase' feature. Data Rescue II can't find anything, and disk utility won't even mount the DVD-RW disk. (OS 10.4.7) Any way to 'un-screw' the pooch on this one, short of sendning it out to a data mining firm?
posted by rudster on Apr 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Mac DVD player that can increase playback speed while preserving audio quality?

Is there a Mac DVD player that will allow me to increase the playback speed while not causing the actors to sound like Karen Walker from "Will and Grace" or the resident munchkins from Oz? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Apr 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Cloning DVDs on a Mac

I'd like to know how to clone DVDs on a Mac. [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy on Feb 21, 2007 - 11 answers

How do I transfer old videotapes to my Mac?

I have: a bunch of family videos, and the two old camcorders they were taken on. I also have: a PowerBook G4. I would like to get these old videos onto DVDs, using the copy of iMovie on said PowerBook. How do I go about this? What new hardware do I need? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Feb 7, 2007 - 10 answers

Burning DVDs in iTunes

OS X Newbiefilter - Burning a DVD in iTunes on OS X - Will the disk be readable on a PC? [more inside]
posted by BlzOfGlry on Feb 3, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I get a 170 MB MPEG file on DVD without losing any quality using a brand new Macbook?

How can I get a 170 MB MPEG file on DVD without losing any quality using a brand new Macbook? [more inside]
posted by stlboi on Jan 15, 2007 - 8 answers

I can't find this anywhere, but I need to burn some Anime episodes to a DVD using a Macbook.

I can't find this anywhere, but I need to burn some Anime episodes to a DVD using a Macbook. More inside. [more inside]
posted by stlboi on Dec 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Every video DVD I burn has audio/video glitches.

I cannot, for the life of me, burn a DVD on my MacPro of an 8.5 minute video without 2-4 video/audio glitches. Details of everything I've tried within. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Dec 29, 2006 - 5 answers

Apple ate my DVD player

Did an update to my iMac last night without thinking and now Apple's DVD player won't recognize my external DVD drive. [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Oct 1, 2006 - 3 answers

iBook Optical Drive Swap

iBook SE 466 (Clamshell) and iBook 500 (white, G3 processor) - Can I use the Clamshell's DVD drive in the iBook 500? [more inside]
posted by smallerdemon on Mar 22, 2006 - 4 answers

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