How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder

How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder

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These are instructions on how to burn a DVD that can play in your standalone DVD player from a VIDEO_TS folder using Mac OS X Terminal.

A VIDEO_TS folder is obtained when you have copied or ripped data off a DVD.

Step One
Place the VIDEO_TS folder on your desktop.
How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder

Step Two
Launch Terminal from your Applications:Utilities folder.
How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder

Step Three
Enter the following command into the Terminal window.

hdiutil makehybrid -udf-volume-name DVDNAME -o ~/Desktop/filename.iso ~/Desktop

Replace 'DVDNAME' with the name you want to want to assign to the disc. Replace 'filename.iso' with a name for a disc image generated by the command.
How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder

How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder

Step Four
When hdiutil completes the iso file generated will be placed on the desktop. Hold down the Control button and click the file to bring up the contextual menu. Then choose Disk Utility from the Open With menu option.
How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder

Step Five
Select the iso from the list on the left of the Disk Utility window.
How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder

Then click the Burn button from the toolbar to burn a disk which will work in your standalone player.
How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder

How to Burn a Playable DVD from a VIDEO_TS Folder
irina - March 27, 2013 at 2:06am
You missed one option: -udf. Without it, it still makes the image in the mac dvd format. The command should be hdiutil makehybrid -udf -udf-volume-name DVDNAME -o ~/Desktop/filename.iso ~/Desktop
lee mikles - November 9, 2012 at 7:43pm
perfect, especially with Lee Swain's help. Thanks
Lee Swain - October 19, 2012 at 6:09pm
Should have told people to put the VIDEO_TS folder into a folder on the desktop named DVD then use the following command - hdiutil makehybrid -udf-volume-name DVDNAME -o ~/Desktop/DVD/filename.iso ~/Desktop/DVD That would prevent creating an ISO with the entire desktop in it, LOL
Carl - June 2, 2012 at 3:50pm
Using your technique on a Video_TS folder of 4.68 GB i get an ISO of 9.02 GB that won't fit on a double layer DVD of 8.5 GB. Any way to produce a DVD closer to the size of the original Video_TS folder?
hopiaman - January 23, 2010 at 5:31pm
For further clarification, usage of hdiutil is as follows:
Usage: hdiutil makehybrid -o \\ \\
\\ specifies the source folder.
For complete help, type:
hdiutil makehybrid -h.
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