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Multimedia applications for Mac OS X computers.

How to compress DVD9 to DVD5 on Mac OS X?

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to use iSkysoft DVD Copy Pro for Mac to backup DVD on your Mac (tiger and leopard). With DVD Copy Pro, you can even burn D9 to D5 compression functions.

Step 1: Launch DVD Copy Pro and Insert DVD as Indicate

Launch DVD Copy Pro. The program will indicate you to insert DVD disc. And the main interface will turn around after detecting the inserted DVD disc.

DVD Copy Pro shows the DV

D movie name at the top and lists all titles in your DVD with Duration and Size.

Insert DVD to MAC drive

Step 2: Select DVD Copy Method

If you insert D9 disc, you can choose the D9 to D5 compression option to burn D9 disc to D5 disc.

Note: the option can not be chosen if inserted DVD is D5 disc

There are four output options for you to burn your DVD:

  • DVD Disc: Directly burn DVD to the blank disc as backup
  • VIDEO_TS: Copy DVD to DVD folder to save in your hard disk on Mac
  • .dvdmedia: Burn into a format which can be directly played in DVD Player on Mac
  • ISO: Copy DVD to ISO file saved on Mac making better management of your DVD movies

 Select dvd titles for copy

After simple tips, click Start button to begin burning.

Step 3: Finish the DVD Settings

Change movies format before

After clicking start button, you need to finish some settings before burning DVD disc.

Type in the DVD name for the new disc

Choose DVD Rom to burn the disc if there is more than one DVD driver connected with your Mac.

Choose the copy speed and quantity according to your own need.

Step 4: Start Copying DVD

When the setting finished, DVD Copy Pro will start burning DVD and save the data to a temperate file. After burning, the program starts encoding DVD and will inform you to insert a suitable blank DVD disc.

Then you can surf website or listen to the music and check the icon progress bar sometimes. The program will inform you the completion of burning later. 

Burn dvd on OSX

Now you can enjoy your DVD movies with new disc and save the other one as collector's edition.