Creating a protected .iso

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SeaWolf
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Creating a protected .iso

Post by SeaWolf » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:35 pm

Hello - I searched the forum and don't see an answer to this question - forgive me in advance if this has been addressed in another post.

I'd like to know how other Mac users create a protected .iso file from a UHD disc. I've had a few discs lately that I've tried to run through MakeMKV before the encryption key was available. I'd like to be able to keep that on my desktop and check every once in a while to see if the key has become available. I've seen that some Windows users do this and am curious how the Mac community handles it.

Woodstock
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Re: Creating a protected .iso

Post by Woodstock » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:47 pm

The reason you didn't find anything is that MakeMKV doesn't do what you're asking for. This is the MakeMKV forum, not All Things Video.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

SeaWolf
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Re: Creating a protected .iso

Post by SeaWolf » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:51 pm

In case anyone else is looking on this forum for how to do this on Mac - I was able to find a method that worked for me:

Use Disk Utility to create images of discs. (To open it, press Command+Space to open the Spotlight search box, type “Disk Utility”, and then press Enter.)

Insert a disc, click the File menu, and point to New > Disc Image from [Device]. Select “DVD/CD master” as the format and leave encryption disabled. Disk Utility will create a .cdr file from the disc. On a Mac, this is practically as good as an ISO file. You can “mount” it from within the Disk Utility application by clicking File > Open Disk Image.

This method created an image that contains a BDMV file that MakeMKV is able to open and process.

Goldberg
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Re: Creating a protected .iso

Post by Goldberg » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:45 pm

In case anyone else is looking on this forum for how to do this on Mac - I was able to find a method that worked for me:
Thanks!

Turns out it is All Things Video :D

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