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DVD Imager can be used to make a burnable DVD video image file from a DVD video disk that you have made using iDVD or other means.

What's New

Version 1.8:
  • Compatibility with Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) added. "Prompt for new destination" checkbox no longer ignored as it has been since an earlier update.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Arvidtp Member IconComment+73
Arvidtp
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here's a link to a snow leopard compatible version of DVD Imager:

http://lonestar.utsa.edu/llee/applescript/DVD_Imager_Snow_Leopard.dmg

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Version 1.6
Leland (Developer)
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Lonestar is no more, use the link provided for version 1.8.

Stephen304 Member IconComment+0
Stephen304
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Hmmm, good program, but useless to me. It appears it can only make .img files while i need to make a more universal .iso file of a DVD folder.

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Version 1.6
Laine
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You have the .iso, just change the name extension.

GeoProf
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Obviously this reply is too late to help Leland, but others might like to know about JIsoX, which creates an .iso image from a VIDEO_TS folder. It's free and can usually do the job in a couple of minutes. Those who want to check out its MacUpdate post can click its icon/link in the Similar Software section above.

garonson Member IconComment+0
garonson
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i created an image file from the video_ts folder on my desktop. when i used burn from disk utility it says the disk doesn't have enough room on it. i've tried a dvd-r and a dvd-rw. is there a way to compress the img file or should i use a different dvd type?

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Version 1.5.9
Sergius
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Your startup disk has to have enough free space to form a working copy of the DVD you're trying to burn. If you're trying to burn a 4 gig DVD, you have to have at least 4 (probably more) gigs free on your startup disk or you'll get that error message.

I learned that because I have a Rev D iMac that can't boot from a startup disk larger than 6 gigs. I bought myself a nice double-layer DVD burner for it and discovered that the startup drive doesn't have enough room left to burn any DVD. Fortunately, I have a newer Powerbook that doesn't have that limitation.

Laine Member IconComment+41
Laine
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DVD Imager needs an update to work properly in Leopard, but in the meantime, here's an easy workaround.

Don't drop the VIDEO_TS folder onto DVD Imager's window. Instead, find the DVD Imager application icon in the Finder and drop it onto that.

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Version 1.5.9
Laine Member IconComment+41
Laine
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For most problems with DVD Imager, in all likelihood the content of the VIDEO_TS folder (or other content if you're using copy mode) is something DVD Imager can't handle.

Here are some ways to try to determine that.

Start by using a utility like Onyx to

1) Repair permissions.
2) Check preferences.
3) Clean caches.

Are there any DVDs/VIDEO_TS folders that DVD Imager can copy? If you've ever successfully used DVD Imager to make a DVD before, try inserting one you created with DVD Imager before or one that was created a different way, and try to perform the operation on the VIDEO_TS folder that exists there.

Monitor the tmp folder while DVD Imager is working. That may present a challenge. You should be able to locate that folder in the Finder by typing command-shift-g and entering "/tmp". Examine the files in the lelandtmploc just after DVD Imager begins working.

Look for a file called " dvdimagerlog" also in the "/tmp" folder. If you can, drag it out of there before DVD Imager deletes it when quitting, and tell me what's in it. If you have trouble dragging it, just select it as soon as it appears after you click Create in DVD Imager and press command-d to duplicate it. That way the original will be removed when DVD Imager quits but the duplicate will remain.

You might want to try testing the mkisofs executable which is the engine for DVD Imager. The documentation includes the command you need to type into the terminal, substituting your particulars for source, disk name, and destination.

If you put the DVD Imager application into the main directory of the boot drive, typing the following line precisely into Terminal and pressing return should result in a message telling you all the options that can be used for the mkisofs executable. If it doesn't, then there's some problem with the mkisofs executable on your system, and DVD Imager can't possibly work.

/DVD\ Imager.app/Contents/Resources/mkisofs

If you get the expected response, then try completing the command line using the command line sample included in the documentation.

Good luck!

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Version 1.5.9
Tice Member IconComment+119
Tice
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This is a Livesaver since DVD2One just makes folders. I use it a lot. Thanks!

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Version 1.5.9
zaque Member IconComment+0
zaque
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I downloaded 1.5.8 and installed it. I follow the instructions and drag a TS folder that is on my Hard Drive onto it.

I then check the Prompt for new Location box and select the Create Image button. I then input the location and the name. I click ok. It then says working and sits there for days.

I do not seee a folder or anything, no Progress bar, etc. If I try to select iDVD Imager I usually don't get the DVD Imager on the menu Bar, maybe Safari or some other piece of software I may have open. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for any help anyone can give.

I have a G-5 1.8 Dual, with OSX 10.4.9 running.

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Version 1.5.7
stephanie Milne Member IconComment+0
stephanie Milne
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Hi, I am new to DVD Imager and need a little help. I managed to make my first dvd using Mac The Ripper, DVD Remaster and then DVD Imager. Evyerthing worked fine and I made a disc with Disc Utility that plays fine. However, now I am trying to do it again. I have the compressed file, VIDEO_TS but I can't get Imager to make the image of it. It goes throught he process in a few seconds and creates an image on teh desktop but when i try to open it, there is nothing there and the message reads "no mountable files" What's going on?? Help!

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Version 1.5.7
mlucifersam
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I'm having EXACTLY the same problem as you. The status bar is there for a split second and the image on the desktop is 0kb! It USED to work. My Mac is OSX 10.4.7.

I've tried re-installing, repairing permissions etc and no joy!

TAKESHI
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The same things happened with me, but only with a specific dvd title. All of the other ones I've used have imaged well. Perhaps it is only on certain kinds of DVDs.

Did you either of you figure this one out?

mlucifersam
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no not me, sorry!

markhamlin
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I just had this same issue, but then i renamed the Video_TS folder (it was that, but just named differently) to Video_TS, and it appears to be working. Not done yet, but it doesn't quit in a second like it did before

Arvidtp Member IconComment+73
Arvidtp
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Gives me an applescript error on launch in 10.4.4 on a G5:

Can't get character 1 of "". (-1728)

previous versions worked great...

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Version 1.5.4
Bert glatstein Member IconComment+0
Bert glatstein
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Worked fine until recently upgraded to Tiger. Now about half the time my dvd .img gives me a -36 error toward the end of the playback

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Version 1.5.4
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Date 01 Jul 2011
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