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How do i copy shows which i have recorded on DVD-R with my philips (DVDR 3305 player/ DVD recorder) to my Macbook pro (I'm using Mac OS X Tiger). The recorded DVD seems to play fine in the philips DVD player, but it only reads the disc in my Mac sometimes. Mac the ripper doesn't seem to read the discs at all. I'm not too sure how to circumvent this problem.

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  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    How do i copy shows which i have recorded on DVD-R with my philips (DVDR 3305 player/ DVD recorder) to my Macbook pro (I'm using Mac OS X Tiger).
    The recorded DVD seems to play fine in the philips DVD player, but it only reads the disc in my Mac sometimes.

    Mac the ripper doesn't seem to read the discs at all.

    I dunno if its a problem with an encryption code as the discs can be read sometimes but they cannot be read most of the time.

    I'm not sure how to circumvent this problem.

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    How do i copy shows which i have recorded on DVD-R with my philips (DVDR 3305 player/ DVD recorder) to my Macbook pro (I'm using Mac OS X Tiger).
    The recorded DVD seems to play fine in the philips DVD player, but it only reads the disc in my Mac sometimes.

    Mac the ripper doesn't seem to read the discs at all.

    I dunno if its a problem with an encryption code as the discs can be read sometimes but they cannot be read most of the time.

    I'm not sure how to circumvent this problem.

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    I managed to play one or two of the discs on my computer ( Macbook pro with Mac OS X Tiger) and was able to save them to my hard drive, but i'm not sure what i did differently when recording the other discs.

    Could be that they were recorded off different channels - one was BBC1 and the other UKTV gold, but i don't think that's the case.

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    I'm actually recording the TV shows using my philips DVD player and trying to transfer the shows to my Macbook pro ( Mac OS X) but my laptop can't seem to read the discs although the DVD player plays the disc just fine. It has managed to somehow read 1 or 2 discs for some reason but i don't know why it won't read other discs.

    I just wanted to know if anyone has managed to record shows on TV using a philips DVD recorder ( DVDR 3305) and then transferring it onto their Mac hard drive. If so please suggest which software i can use to enable the discs to be read.

    Your help is very much appreciated. Thank you.

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    I have tried using VLC, popcorn and the DVD player that comes with my Mac. What seems funny is that it will play 1 or 2 discs but not others. Can't seem to understand why. I don't know if it has to do with the channels that i record the shows from or the recording options chosen on the DVD player or what.

    No one seems to have a clue how to solve the problem. Please let me know if you need more details. I need some suggestions

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    All i want to do is copy a cable TV show using my philips DVD player and transfer it onto my Macbook pro laptop (Mac OS X and NOT PC, NOT WINDOWS) hard-drive.

    I am not sure if it is an encoding issue as one or two discs can be read with the software i have installed on my computer already whereas it won't read all the other discs.

    I will pay a million bucks to anyone who can solve this problem ! well....maybe not a million bucks but just my gratitude :)

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    its a uk brand called Mr DVD and its in DVD-R format

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    Well so far no solutions yet. Hope i can get more suggestions though.

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    still no joy after trying mac the ripper, VLC, DVD copy, or the dvd player that comes with the mac. any more suggestions? i wonder would it make a difference if i used another brand of dvd or format such as -RW, +R or +RW

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    Sir - IB4G2008

    It's only for personal use and not for sale or mass production, so relax a bit man and don't make it sound like manslaughter.

    I just want the benefit of using my recorded dvds in my laptop for viewing during my travels. In the UK subscribers to sky digital can record cable tv by using a sky box extra and this does not violate intellectual property law as you're paying for the subscription! just as long as you don't resell it. Just for your information, i'm not a petty criminal!

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    Didn't mean to vote that guy as the best response!! as some of the other guys had better responses.

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    To: IB4G2008 and the rest

    Thanks a lot for all the suggestions.

    This is not illegal mind you, if its for personal use.

    It is basically transferring the shows on TV that i have legally paid for, to watch them on my laptop at my own leisure.

    I appreciate you are an honest person and so am i. I can easily buy original dvds from the stores and copy them onto my hard drive which is no problem at all as i have done so for my personal use in the past. This can easily be done with Mac the ripper and popcorn.

    But i do so only to have it stored on the laptop hard drive so that i don't have to bring the discs with me everywhere i go.

    However the tv talk shows i have on BBC ( British broadcasting channel ) is not for sale in shops since it is readily available to the public anyway and nobody will ever want to buy those because they show them all the time.

    Now all i want to do is record them now and watch them at a later date.

    Just to reassure the other experts here including IB4G2008, you're not breaking any law on my account, in fact all the rich executives at warner and paramount will have a good nights sleep as i am not going to make them starve by mass producing TV shows and making them lose their jobs.

    All i want to do is watch BBC talk shows on my bloody laptop.

    So please, IB4G2008 if you're not willing to give advice at least don't make us sound like crooks.

    Thank you

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    Anyway thanks for all the help guys, much obliged.
    Rest assured nobody will do time in jail.

  • techno_dude Mar 30, 2008

    Thanks adrian 223,

    I have satellite/ digital TV and am receiving the BBC channel through that. I think the talk shows are not encrypted as its a public channel.

    It will make sense to have encryption codes on movie channels but probably not on public broadcasting channels

    The recorder is relatively old and i bought it before blue ray and HD DVD.

    Anyway, will try your suggestions and see.

    Thanks again man for the solid help.

  • techno_dude Mar 31, 2008

    Thank you very much maklean,


    You are the guru amongst gurus. How silly of me not to read the manual properly!!

    LOL. What a simple solution, Cheers mate!


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What u want to do is check the settings of the dvd player itself. it may be recording in an unsupported formate, or a format native to the reecorder. if this is the case, you should be able to change the format.

in terms of what IB4G2008 says about encryption codes embedded into shows, usually only applies to movies on onDemand, or satellite, or digital cable. most standard format tv shows are not encrypted.

there may also be the HDTV issue. It is possible that your player is recording in HDDVD formats or Blu Ray formats, depending on the age of your player. You should be able to change this in the settings of the DVD player.

Also be sure that the DVDs used are in fact DVDs. Be sure everything is connected properly.

and By the way: try not to break any laws.

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  • adrian maxjs Mar 30, 2008

    O and one more thing! Try switching to philips brand of DVDs. Sometimes recorders only work properly with their native DVD brand. And also attempt to rip with Magic DVD Ripper on a windows computer. Sometimes formats are native to an operating system.

  • adrian maxjs Mar 30, 2008

    wait a sec, check the mac's drive, and search google for compatibility issues with that model drive. my friend has a dell XPS and the drive wont rip movies because of a compatibility issue.

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Hi,

Check this forum out hope it helps ya..
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    Hi,

    I believe using the Popcorn software you can fix your problem.
    Please check THIS out.

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Hi,

What discs exactly are you using to record? Type and brand?

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    Yes, another brand of DVD disc could solve your problem...that is why I asked which brand you used.

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Hey man u what to copy ur dvd in to ur pc or dvd to dvd

if u what to copy in pc then copy file of dvd & pest in your hard drive

if u whant to copy dvd to dvd in then use nero & go in copy wizrd
make copy of dvd to dvd

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Hey, try this
http://www.allformp3.com/mac-dvd-copy/

You should be able to test the trial / demo without buying it.

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First, try using different programs to solve this problem such as different players. It could be the possibility that the encryption isnt compatible with your computer concidering they are two different things.

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If you have a CD recorder drive, you will of course need a CD authoring program to manage your recording tasks. But be sure to stick with one program only. If you install two CD authoring programs on the same PC, you’re inviting trouble. The two programs will both try to control the optical drive, and the programs will conflict with each other. The kinds of problems you’ll encounter will vary depending upon which two authoring programs you have installed on your PC. So choose a program you like and stick with it. If you decide to switch to a new CD authoring program, be sure to completely uninstall the old program.

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I would suggest Apple DVD player For Mac OS X
As for encryption problems try this site

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    Mark Williams Mar 30, 2008

    Have you tried popcorn?
    download link for torrents

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    Have you tried this link
    or perhaps this

    More and more this is sounding like a lottery.
    Kinda like a hope and a dream.

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Well..the 'shows' you are referring to, may in fact, carry encryption code, making it impossible to play without a license...that's one sure way to make them unplayable, anywhere outside of the DVD player..

Mac's use a different file format than PC compatibles, so that may also be the reason.

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 30, 2008

    as much as your kind offer is tantalizing, what you are most likely seeing is the new digital encryption issues biting you on the hand. But, then, perhaps that's why you came to "Fixya" seeking a 'soft' workaround, eh?

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    You're request for help in violating the TOS, by requesting assistance for a clear violation of copyrights, has been reported to Fixya.com's management. I'd recommend you desist from this sort of thing, in the future.

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 30, 2008

    The issue here is not what you intend to do with the material. The issue is that you are asking these experts to assist with an illegal copying action. That is a violation of TOS..thanks for unvoting me, cause I would have rejected it..


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