Copying a disc in Mac OS X

For new Mac users like myself, one of the best things about the OS X operating system is all the utilities and tools that are built into the environment. You can use one such tool, the Disk Utility, to copy and burn CDs and DVDs, without having to install separate applications. Here’s how.

  1. Start by inserting the disc to be copied into the DVD/CD drive.
  2. Launch Disk Utility. The easiest way is to click the Spotlight magnifying glass in the top-right corner of the screen, type in Disk Utility, and press Return.
  3. In the list on the left-hand side, click the name of the disc to be copied, which has a CD icon next to it.
  4. At the top, click New Image.
  5. For Image Format, choose DVD/CD master.
  6. Click Save. This will save a copy of the CD to a hard disk image. A
  7. new file with the extension .dmg appears in the list on the left.
  8. Eject the disc (right-click and choose Eject, or click File->Eject).
  9. Insert a new blank disc.
  10. Click the new .dmg file in the list on the left.
  11. At the top, click Burn.
  12. After burning is finished, the new .dmg file can be deleted.
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