Forum Question: How to copy a recorded DVD from a Sony DVD recorder to another DVD using my macbook pro?

I have recorded a clip on my Sony DVD recorder and I need to duplicate it using my macbook pro to give to my friend. I tried your tip using the disk utility to make a DMG file and then burn it to a new DVD but it does not work. I have tried 3 times and the disk are not recognized.
Can you give me another solution for doing this.
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Stephane Grenier

Comments: 2 Responses to “How to copy a recorded DVD from a Sony DVD recorder to another DVD using my macbook pro?”

    3/23/11 @ 10:17 pm

    It is hard to tell without being there, but I think where you went wrong is that a Disc made with a DVD recorder would be of a certain basic DVD format. I forget the name. But by making a .dmg file you were basically taking the files from that DVD and creating a Mac-formatted disk image. Then you burned that to a new DVD. So you had a data DVD that was Mac formatted, not a DVD-player formatted DVD disc.
    I’d imagine that to duplicate a DVD player disc you need to use software that can do that. Disk Utility is for handling data discs, so it won’t work. Maybe Toast? Something else?

      Stephane
      3/24/11 @ 7:03 am

      Thanks so much Gary for the quick response.

      I will look into finding a soft to do that then ;-)

      Have a great day

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