|11-29-2005, 04:02 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2005
ISO backup from CD/DVD
This is really a DVD question, but it applies to CDs as well.
I'm looking for the quickest (not necessarily the easiest) way to backup a CD/DVD on OS X.
The other day I was trying to copy a DVD I had made from a video capture, so I didn't need it to break encryption, region codes, etc. -- I just needed an image of it to burn with.
I started using the Disk Utility (or is it Disk Tool? I'm at work now. ) to create a .dmg file, but it seemed to be taking forever. Normally I can image a DVD to ISO in about 5 minutes using my Windows computer, which has a cheap (but good) Lite-On drive. This was on pace to take about 45 minutes, from what I can tell. So I'm not sure if this is the drive being pokey, or the .dmg process.
I tried using "MacTheRipper", but it was definitely a ripper -- it wanted to create directories and such; not what I needed. I couldn't figure out how to make it do otherwise.
I've done this kind of thing with Linux before, where I cat the device to a file...I couldn't figure out how to do it with OS X though because I wasn't sure what the device was (no /etc/fstab to reference).
Anyway, I'm just wondering what the best way to do this is, what different people recommend, whether I should use ISO or DMG, etc. I can always use my Windows or Linux boxes, but that's not as fun.
|11-29-2005, 04:27 PM||#2|
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