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analysis results - are where?

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  1. sheridanS

    sheridanS Newbie

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    I use Shrink 3.2.0.15 -- I cannot find my analysis folder anywhere on my HD. I have read other posts about this. I made my HIDDEN folders view-able and I can still not find my analysis folder.

    I want to find it because I have one movie that did not do the analysis cleanly so I wanted to give the movie/DVD a good cleaning and then RE-DO the whole process in hopes of getting a good burn. However, as soon as I put the original disk (the movie DVD) back in - it automatically pulls up the old, damaged analaysis and therefore, there is no way for me to get a cleaner analysis, with the cleaned up disk. How can I get out of this problem?

    Here is the path - then has currently lead me to no-where:

    (OS)C:

    Program Files (86x)

    DVD Shrink (and within that folder I find the following seven things):

    *Still Images - File Folder

    *Web - File Folder

    *DVD SHRINK 3.2 - Application

    *License - Text Folder

    *unins000.dat - DAT Folder

    *unins000 - Application

    *Version History - Text document


    I have read else where on this forum that I should be able to find an 'Analysis Results' folder. For some reasons I cannot. I am running Windows 7. I would greatly appreciate some help with this puzzle.

    Thank you.

    Dean
     
  2. sheridanS

    sheridanS Newbie

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    Here are a few more facts about my setup that might prove helpful in solving this problem:

    When I select the 'BackUp!' button - the next screen looks like this (how do you do those 'screen shots into your posts anyway?!):

    Select Backup Target: (Nero disabled in preferences):

    ISO Image File and burn with DVD Decrypter

    Select Target Image File:

    C:\MovieNameHere.ISO
     
  3. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    Clearing the analysis can be done with ccleaner tho it's unnecessary for the reason you want

    There is no "damaged" analysis as you put as that's all it is just an analysis of the disk content,there is no copying of data as the backup is a completely separate process; as far as i can tell the analysis is nothing more than dvdshrink detecting the structure of the dvd,when you start the backup it starts a completely new process i've never needed to clear dvd shrink cache because of a damaged or dirty disk read so to me the analysis good or bad is irrelevant,in other words when i get a dvd shrink error can't read disc i clean disc & try again till i get to the dvdshrink window where i can select whatever

    if after cleaning the disk dvdshrink throws up "can't read disc" then that dvd is stuffed

    you can create a video_ts folder or an iso that you can play to check play back before burning
     
  4. sheridanS

    sheridanS Newbie

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    ScorpNZ: Thank you for your comments. Mine are interspersed below.

    ^^^^Yes, this is what I did . . . I played back parts of the ISO via shrink's internal viewer/player and they were choppy . . . hence my wanting to clean the disk and try again. But when I put the clean disc in . . .it automatically finds the old ios and does not provide me a chance to make a NEW IOS of 'bob'.

    Thank you for your time.
     
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    The analysis doesn't save video files = at this stage its only scanned the structure & layout of the dvd,the amount of space used for this process is only a few mb & is most probably text based


    the backup process when started is when video files are saved temporarily & when dvd backup is complete = before this process nothing is created therefore no space used.

    TEST:= open my computer right clik on C write down used space.
    now go scan a dvd you haven't scanned before now recheck used space.
    notice there is only a few mb that has changed when checking used space on C.
    now backup that dvd & after it's completed the used space has increased by the same amount the dvd is or whatever compression size was used


    ok you with me so far

    you can delete the test dvd created backup

    lets get back to the original dvd,it's been scanned (Analised),your ready to extract a single title or do a complete backup at this stage your about to rip directly from the dvd;

    right now hit backup the first thing that happens is the dvd is re-anaylised parts of that may stop at different sectors if it does it means dvdshrink is having trouble reading damaged parts of the dvd;

    it will attempt to copy them best it can if its real bad you may be asked to skip that particular block;

    if however the scan completes & the dvd files are created & then you play it back & parts are choppy it means only one thing the dvd is beyond help

    the easiest method is to play the dvd in a desktop pc not the laptop & preferably a pc that has a dvd burner no older than 3 years & uses a lite-on or pioneer or samsung or other good quality dvd burner,if playback is choppy again disc is stuffed it will need polishing at a local video hire store to restore it,be warned it may not work so 50/50


    summary :
    the first scan of the disc is irrelevant no structure of the dvd has been physically copied,when the disc is backed up it is RESCANNED sector by sector but this time data is being created ,any choppy playback after backup means the disc itself is damaged it has nothing to do with the very first scan. whether you retry even after cleaning the dvd ,the outcome will be the same when you start a new backup it means the dvd is being re-read it doesn't rely on the old data as there is none so if the this 2nd rip creates skipping it means the cleaned disc is damaged as it was read directly from the dvd not a temp folder
     
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    sheridanS Newbie

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    Thank you for your time and patience - I understand now!

    Much appreciated!

    Dean
     
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    DVD-Shrink Analysis Results files
    [hidden folder]

    XP:
    C:\Document and settings\user(The one you use DVDShrink under)\AplicationData\DVDShrink

    Vista:
    C:\ProgramData\DVDShrink

    W-7:
    c:\ProgramData\DVD Shrink


    Deleting one, some or all files will increase DVD-Shrink speed performance only.
    It don't work like: Cleaning the prefetch files of one, some or all the programs exe's you previously download. In order to get a 100% fresh program (s) download.

    If you have a bad or good ISO print and you delete it in order to have more space on your PC or else: You have to start the whole process from scratch. (It probably is what you really need to do & check for damages on you original DVD source).

    After you start the whole process from scratch; A Deep Analysis will give you a better back-up that a "Quick" Analysis or "Not at all Auto Analysis needed" like the very old ( 2000'ish) DVD Movies.

    NOTE:
    Take in mind that the second rip will replace the first one if you tell it to do so, when the window that detect the first rip, open.

    Hope this help.
     
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    You can try saving the ripped files to a folder. Then use FixVTS to clean it up.
     
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    Mez Active member

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    Are you sure shrink can even decrypt your DVD they stopped maintenance on shrink a couple years after AD started. It is well over 10 years out of date.
     

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