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I have begun to backup my DVDs and Blu-rays to my Mac using a combination of MakeMKV and Handbrake. I've noticed that this doesn't actually make a backup of the discs, but just creates an mkv file for each chapter.

Is there a better way to backup my DVDs and Blu-rays? Maybe as an iso file?

To me this seems a better option in case I want to re-rip the video from the disc at a later date.

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See also superuser.com/questions/85987/… – mark4o Feb 23 '11 at 22:54

Use /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility to make a .cdr (iso) disk image from the DVDs.

Select the disk in the sidebar, then create a New Image from it.

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If I have an external Blu-ray reader, would I be able to do the same with Blu-ray discs? – purinkle Feb 25 '11 at 7:47

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