I have some questions about burning a commercial dvd movie onto a DL disk. I am using:
- MacTheRipper to rip the full disk
- then Toast 7 Titanium to burn (in DVD-ROM UDF mode)
- with a Pioneer A09 external firewire drive - latest Buffalo firmware
- disc brand is Verbatim DVD+R DL (MKM001)
- OS version is OSX 10.3.9
After ripping, I have the Video_TS and Audio_TS folders under the main folder with the name of my movie title. I drag that folder into Toast 7 and hit burn.
-Does this process sound correct to the experts out there?
-Does anyone have a recommendation for what is the best software to use?
-How does the burned disk know where the layer change should be?
My trial disk using the above method played perfectly in my iBook's DVD-ROM drive, but had trouble in my living room's DVD player. It would only play the movie if I go into "Scene Selection" from the opening menu and picked the 1st chapter. It will not play by simply selecting "Play Movie" from the opening menu.
Also, it will play until what I believe is the layer change, then freeze. The only way to watch the rest would be to pick the next chapter from the "Scene Selection" menu again.
The last troubling thing is that the 2nd layer seems to have a lot of burn errors. I'm not sure what kind, but the video would freeze quickly, pixelate, skip ahead a little, then continue. Very strange.
Anyway, I know I have a lot of questions here. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a lot of movies, and I would like to backup the really long ones with full video quality without compression.
Thanks in advance for helping!