I have several movies on DVD disc. I have also a macbook pro and a Samsung TV which can read movies in several formats (.mvk, .avi, etc) from an external USB disc. I wonder how could I convert a DVD disc in my macbook (running OSX Lion) to an USB disc so it can be played on my Samsung TV
If your DVD is a video DVD
… you can't "convert" it to a USB drive that will behave like an authored DVD, e.g. with chapter marks, viewing angles, animated menus, et cetera. This is a feature of DVDs only. Your TV will only recognize individual media files and play them, one after another, until you reach the end of the current folder.
You might get the option to enable/disable subtitles, but this depends on the capabilities of the TV and the format the videos are stored in.
MKV allows for chapters to be created in videos, but your TV also needs to support this. Considering that Samsung doesn't offer the best MKV support as of yet, your mileage may vary.
If your DVD contains video files
… like MP4, MKV, AVI files, just pull them over to your USB drive and see if the TV reads them.
protected by slhck♦ Oct 5 '14 at 9:14
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