My preference is to go with ISOs (vs individual files or other formats)
simply because I like to preserve as much as possible the original disk
format, and the ISO format has plenty of cross platform support with the
ability to mount them as if they were disks. There's a pretty good
discussion about what file format to use for archiving in the Mac
environment, with additional considerations here: https://discussions.
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On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 2:34 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I still have questions about personal archiving.
> I have a number of DVD’s designed to be played in a… DVD player. As I
> migrate the medium forward, and as I archive them, I’m wondering, ought I
> save the DVD’s as disk images, or I ought I save them as simply copies of
> the files? The DVD's are/were designed to be on disks and played on a
> television, but the disk images are in a Macintosh type of format — .dmg.
> If I copy the files, then I can still play them with software, my DVD
> player, but I sort of loose the idea of the medium, and I might not be able
> to create a DVD in the future from these files.
> What do you suggest?