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Old Nov 3rd, 2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Question Copy a DVD

This can't be that hard on a Mac.

My wife asked me if I could create a copy of a school DVD. I have been following the instructions in this post https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1750496?tstart=0
but I can't seem to get it to work as when i insert the blank dvd it says there is not enough space as seen in attached screenshot.

Here are the instructions

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Duplicate a CD or DVD

1. Insert the DVD/CD;
2. Open Disk Utility, and select the DVD/CD from the left side list (select the DVD/CD icon on top);
3. from the DU File menu select New | Disk Image from Disk 1;
4. Choose to format the disk image as DVD/CD Master, name the disk image and click Save;
5. When the .cdr file is finished select it with mouse and press COMMAND-I to open the Get Info and check the box to lock the file;
6. Choose the .cdr file from the left side list, click Burn, and insert a new, blank DVD or CD.

The disc will have the .cdr extension which you want to change to .iso before burning.
Now I don't know why they left the last line out of the sequence and is it required?
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Old Nov 3rd, 2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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What is the size of the original dvd? I'm guessing you need a double layer disc.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2014, 09:52 PM   #3
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Dear Joker, going on that screenshot I think you've inserted a CD-R(ecordable) instead of a DVD-R (W) (=Recordable or Rewritable))/ DVD+R (W) (=Recordable or Rewritable). Please insert the right medium for burning. Older Macs/ Superdrives will only take DVD+ R(W)s for images/ movies. Once done that, you'll be all right.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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What is the size of the original dvd? I'm guessing you need a double layer disc.
Ah. The original size is 5.39GB. Thanks for pointing that out IllusionX.

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Dear Joker, going on that screenshot I think you've inserted a CD-R(ecordable) instead of a DVD-R (W) (=Recordable or Rewritable))/ DVD+R (W) (=Recordable or Rewritable). Please insert the right medium for burning. Older Macs/ Superdrives will only take CD+ R(W)s. Once done that, you'll be all right.
Good luck!
It's the right medium. DVD-R. I have a 2010 MBP
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Sorry IllusionX, my guess is JokerEh has erroneously inserted an writeable CD instead of a DVD.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2014, 10:01 PM   #6
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Sorry IllusionX, my guess is JokerEh has erroneously inserted an writeable CD instead of a DVD.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2014, 10:03 PM   #7
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Sory again, Joker Eh, just trying to help out. Your screenshot tells me the medium you've inserted is a CD recordable, not a DVD recordable.
And once again my memory is letting me down: it is the DVD-R(W) older Superdrives adhere to: SuperDrive: About rewriteable DVD discs
It's been too long, obviously..
Retracking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-R; DVD+RW - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old Nov 3rd, 2014, 10:36 PM   #8
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Sory again, Joker Eh, just trying to help out. Your screenshot tells me the medium you've inserted is a CD recordable, not a DVD recordable.
And once again my memory is letting me down: it is the DVD-R(W) older Superdrives adhere to: SuperDrive: About rewriteable DVD discs
It's been too long, obviously..
Retracking: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-R; DVD+RW - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is nothing in the screenshot that points to having inserted a CD-R. The .cdr extension is a generic extension that OS X gives to any disk master image.
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