Sorry to bother everyone since most here are PC people, but I made the switch to Mac; now thinking I may have made a big mistake and wasted nearly $300 buckaroos getting the full-blown everything for Mac in DVDFab. (Not using the Blu-ray yet, but figured it would save money in the long run to get the lifetime “everything” at the outset, and I already know DVDFab’s good track record, having used the PC version since 2008!)
So, admittedly I’m struggling with a huge learning curve already, going from PC to Mac, but I just can’t get any DVD burning software (for Mac of course) to see any of the DVD files I’ve copied into my DVDFab folder as being valid. That is, none of the *.vob files are seen as valid by any DVD burning programs I can find, including the one in DVDFab itself.
If there are any Mac-savvy folks in this forum, please, please help! I know they/we are few and far between, but I just feel so “dumb”!
And, I live with (actually raising!) my 3-yr-old grandson, and he gets such a kick out of being able to put his DVDs in his little player by himself - and it means that if he can do that, I can sometimes watch what I want on [I]my[/I] DVD - big plus for me! But, as you can imagine, he is very hard on those DVD’s and although I’ve copied/converted all his favorites and saved them to hard disk, i.e. Disney stuff and “Little Bear” mostly, I really need to be able to get the copies made because my original disks are not going to last much longer and I’ve shelled out quite a few $$$ on all those DVD’s. I would really like to keep the originals safe if possible…well, that [I]is[/I] the point of all this, right?
Anyway, I really am at my wit’s end, I know I’m probably just doing something wrong, but I just can’t figure out what I’m doing and none of the “help” files seem to be helping at all: any help would be deeply appreciated.
Grandmamabird, formerly Mamabird
Note: I’m using one of the latest Mac Pros, Lion OS, not using Boot Camp, Parallel, VM or anything like that. I figured if I was gonna go Mac, I wasn’t gonna go back, as they say, and having a virtual machine really negates one of the main reasons to go Mac in the first place, i.e., virus, malware and other expensive and time-consuming problems endemic to PC, not to mention the whole “Windows sucking up all your system resources” issue which was always a constant pain in my backside! Just my opinion of course, but a big reason why I finally made the switch I’ve been threatening for years! Also, now that I have an iPhone, I almost never have to deal with Microsoft except at work and others can manage that; so overall, I’m much happier while computing! (Except for the issue noted above which I hope can get solved!)