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How to copy a DVD & burn it on Macintosh


If you want to share your party video with your friend and have only one copy of the DVD then this guide will help you to create an image file and then you can burn as many DVD you want later on.

  • Insert the DVD that you have in the Macintosh CD/DVD drive. The CD/DVD tray does not eject like it would in a PC.
  • When you see the Finder, click on Utilities. Choose the Disc utilities choice on the menu.
  • Click on the DVD to select it.
  • Click New and then from whatever the DVD was named in the previous step. Choose that from the file menu at the top of your screen.
  • Enter the new file name from the master DVD. Make it something easy to remember for your new DVD on the Macintosh.
  • Click the burn image in the disk utility screen. Watch the dialog box on the screen to see your DVD burning progress.
  • Insert a blank DVD when prompted during this process.
  • Now click the Burn button to complete the burning process for your DVD.
  • Once you have created the image and saved it on your Macintosh, you will only need to insert a blank DVD, open the disk utility and click burn from the image you created in the first few steps.