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Make 1:1 ratio copy of protected dvds on Mac OS, Snow Leopard

Do you like watch movies? I think your answer is definitly yes! Most people like to watching dvd movies instead of relaxing,especially during our holidays.But have you ever been frustrated by the scratched DVDs? So it is necessary to find an active and effective way to solve the problem.Backup your dvd movies is one of the best way to keep the DVDs safe. But so many softwares in front of you,it 's so difficult to choose which software would be best for you.But another problem raised that many softwares doesn't work on copying the DVD movies,what's going on?You will probably be confused by the fact.The truth is that most dvds copy are protected.Especially the latest DVD movies.

Backup Protected DVD Movies to Hard Drive on Mac

The latest copy protections prevent those DVDs from ripping or backing up. However, solution is never far behind. DVDsmith Software could help you out.They are designed for Windows and Mac OS users respectively to Make 1:1 ratio copy of protected dvds on Mac OS, Snow can easily get your DVD copies which remain 100% same to the original DVD movie Discs. DVDsmith is a professional DVD decrypter and DVD ripper software which can backup protected DVDs to Mac as sMP4, MOV, iTunes video formats. You could also transfer the DVD videos to iPhone, DVD to iPod, DVD to iPad, DVD to Apple-TV, DVD to PSP, etc.DVDsmith for snow leopard also allows you to remove DVD menus, select subtitles and audio tracks, or clone main movie separately to create customized DVD.What’s more, DVDsmith for snow leopard can copy DVD with any region code.

copy dvd for macHow To Make 1:1 Ratio Copy of Protected DVDs on Mac OS

Then how to backup DVD movies to hard drive or copy DVD to your Mac OS? Below are the basic steps for Mac users to copy DVD.

Step 1. Inserting DVD disc

Insert the DVD disc you want to backup in the DVD-ROM of your Mac, and then you should wait a second for Mac reading the data of the disc.

Step 2. Choosing backup mode

There are two backup modes for you to choose.

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Full Disc: This will backup all contents from the DVD, including main movie, bonus features, and maybe some other extra video clips.

Main Movie: This will only backup the main movie from the DVD, excluding bonus features or other extra video clips.

(Note: see the difference between these two modes)

Step 3. Selecting input device, output folder, and copy method

Input Device: select correct DVD device from Input Device dropdown menu.

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Output Folder: choose a place that has enough space to store output file.

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Copy Method: there are two copy methods for you to choose:

two methods to back up your movie

Normal (for Unencrypted and CSS Encrypted DVD):
when Normal copy method is used, the program will focus on scanning the main movie title in a DVD. If there is bad cell in the main movie title, a prompt window will come up asking you to choose Enhanced copy method.

Enhanced (for Encrypted and CSS Encrypted DVD):
when Enhanced copy method is used, the program will try to read out as much titles as it can be detected in a DVD, and it will then copy all detected titles. Particularly, the program is able to identify the main movie during the scanning process, and skip all bad cells during copying process.

It's recommended to use the Enhanced Copy Method to backup the most recent DVD movies like G.I. Joe, especially for Disney DVD movies.

Step 4. Starting backup

When setting finished, click Start Backup button to get it copied on your Mac.

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Now, you can enjoy the movie on your Mac!

System Requirements

  • Best DVD Copier compatible with Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac os x 10.7, 10.6
  • Processor – PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor
  • Available HD space – 100 MB or more
  • ROM drive – at least one DVD-ROM drive
  • Display – Super VGA (800 x 600) resolution or higher

Further Reading: Bypass DRM Protection from Apple Music and Spotify Music

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Looking for a Spotify Music DRM Removal that could help you download Spotify music for free, then you should not miss this Spotify Music Converter. Spotify Music Converter perfectly helps you convert DRM-ed Spotify music to plain MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV. In this way, users can get rid of the restriction of DRM, enjoy the Spotify music on any of your device offline, such as MP3 Player, car players, iPhone. Read more >>

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