OSX Tips – Copy a DVD from the Command Line

DVDsYou can copy a DVD using the OSX command line with the following commands:

hdiutil unmount /Volumes/THE_DVD/
diskutil list
hdiutil convert /dev/disk5 -format UDTO -o NEW_DVD
hdiutil burn NEW_DVD.cdr -noverifyburn -noeject

THE_DVD is the volume name of the DVD in your drive. /dev/disk5 in this case is the device listed in the diskutil list command for your drive. NEW_DVD is the name you give the local copy of the DVD.

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