I'm doing everything at once. I just upgraded to OSX 10.2.3 from OS 9 and I installed an internal Pioneer A05 DVD-R/W burner. Everything has been going well until I slipped in a blank Imation DVD+R/W disk to burn my first movie. Nothing, the drive doesn't recognize it nor does Toast. It just spits it back out. I read on this forum there is very little difference between DVD+R/W and DVD-R/W media but I think this may be the problem. The drive reads all my disks just fine and it shows up in the system profiler with all the right specs, so I doubt it is driver software related. It's got to be the wrong media. If anyone knows for sure, let me know so I can breath a sigh of relief.
DVD Backup 1.3 and DVD2One demo seem to have done their job well with no error messages and the movie does play in Apple's DVD player. I made one mistake though, choosing 4 channel sound only thinking it would play on 2 channels as well. There was background sounds but no dialog between actors.
I have a G4 dual 450, and I'm a little disappointed with processing times. DVD Backup took about 40 min and so did DVD2ONE for "Grand Canyon." What's odd is the original DVD is 7.68 GB and the final processed folder is only 1.02 GB. Seems like a waste or that it was over compressed at the default setting.
Wait a minute, I just checked for picture quality on the post DVDBackup file, I don't see any difference on this 15" screen, but the actor dialog is missing there too. I ripped all 32 files, so what went wrong?