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Discussion in 'DVDR' started by Elayne, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. Elayne

    Elayne Regular member

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    I tried several rippers and they rip the dvd files but I get a message of no aspi.
    Tried dvd decrypter and it says the same thing. It says:
    21:45:49 unable to initate aspi
    invalid aspi installed
    I checked my computer and it says
    no aspi c/program files
    winaspi.dll windows/system
    " 32.dll system 32
    hp 32.dll program cd-dvd
    aspi 32 system 32 drivers
    raspi common
    aspirat2 program/hp select
    aspirat1 program/hp select
    So I am totally confused.
    Please help me if you will in a nut shell
    from start to finish.
    I have an hp 540n. 40 gig. a cd burner and
    a dvd burner.
    I did rip a movie and I put it in a file and
    when I burned it, it wouldn't play on my panasonic dvd player (it plays dvd-r, mp3,
    cdr/rw, and windows media).When I played
    the dvd on my computer in power dvd, it
    just showed all the files. If you will and
    can help, I will gladly donate $20 to your
    site. Thank you.
     
  2. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    First of all, download ForceASPI or Adaptec's ASPI drivers and install it:

    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_software/cdr_tools/frcaspi.cfm
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/cdr_software/cdr_tools/aspi.cfm

    ...and copying DVD to DVD-R is not very easy process, it depends on your DVD how to do it. Easiest situation is when the movie, including _all_ the files on DVD, fits within 4.36GB. If this is the case, you can follow this guide:

    http://www.afterdawn.com/articles/archive/small_dvd_2_dvdr.cfm

    ...but in many cases, movies are larger and require tweaking. If the movie is only slightly over 4.36GB, let's say 4.8GB, you can try to strip out unnecessary audio files (other languages than the one you need), substitles, etc. If the movie is waaayyy bigger, something like 7GB, options are: split it to two DVD-Rs or re-encode (lose quality) the movie.

    Read through the DVD-R forum, there are some good discussions related to these problems, mostly to splitting issue. Also, I recommend visiting http://doom9.net/ and see their DVD-R guides.

    This is kinda difficult for newbies, I know, but once you master it, its really fast process.
     
  3. Elayne

    Elayne Regular member

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    Okay, I downloaded an 'aspi 471' from Adaptec.
    I get an error message 'no access to drive'
    What's wrong? I put the dvd in the dvd driver
    and it starts up, I clicked on dvd decrypter and nothing. I tried smart ripper and that's
    when I got the error message.I have read so many articles that I'm blue in the face.
     
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    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Some of your existing ASPI packages might be conflicting with the new one. Try to remove those previous versions somehow from the system.
     
  5. Elayne

    Elayne Regular member

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    Okay, which ones? I don't want to screw up something in my computer. When I open dvd decrypter, I get
    Source - no know devices
    Then in the log I get
    dvd decrpter started
    Windows xp home edition
    initializing aspi manager
    wmaspi32.dll-adaptec's aspi layer
    unable to initialize aspi manager
    invalid aspi installation detected
    searching for aspi compatible host adapters
    unable to initialize aspi manager
    invalid aspi installation detected

    I read something about this somewhere, but I
    don't remember where. I read too much where I
    am rather confused.
     
  6. Elayne

    Elayne Regular member

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    Thanks for nothing.
     
  7. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Hey, can't really help. This is one of those situations where the whole computer's configuration is pretty much messed up, having multiple conflicting drivers for same device, etcetc.. I know that this sounds harsh, but my solution when my computer is somehow totally **cked up is to format c: and re-install Windoze.
     
  8. Elayne

    Elayne Regular member

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    Okay, I totally redid the computer. I didn't even reinstall the printer or scanner or any games. Uninstalled alot of the crap that is in win xp and from hp. This baby is clean. Now, please, can we start from the beginning? What to download and and what folders to put it in.
    Before I did this, I tried smart ripper and it
    seemed to have read the dvd and said that the files were authenicated, so I don't know if it decided to work or not.
     
  9. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    Well, if SmartRipper works, then it works. "If it's not broken, don't fix it" :)
     
  10. Elayne

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    Okay, last time. Since I reformatted the whole
    computer, I have nothing left. Before I did it,
    I had said that smart ripper authenicated the dvd, but the start button didn't show up. So now that everything is fresh, I have 3 aspi files that are needed. They are hpaspi 32.dll which is an application for cd/dvd, wnaspint.dll which is music match and aspi8u2 which is in system for cd/dvd. I wanted to try DVD Decrypter since it is suppose to be the best and this is what I got.
    DVD Decrypter Version 3.1.1.0 started
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (Build 2600)
    Initialising aspi manager
    WNASPIS32.dll - Adaptec's ASPI layer - ASPI for
    Win 32 (95/NT)DLL-ver4.5.7.1008
    Searching for ASPI compatible host adapters
    Unable to initialise ASPI manager
    Reason: Invalid ASPI installation detected

    Also, in the box for source it says no know devices.

    Okay, I'm blonde but that doesn't mean everything. What did I do wrong?
     
  11. Ketola

    Ketola Fighting ninjas Staff Member

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    Hi Elayne,

    Try the instructions on Bart's page about API at:

    http://www.nu2.nu/aspi/

    The Nero ASPI driver availabe at:

    ftp://ftp6.nero.com/wnaspi32.dll

    should work for you. Just copy it to c:\windows\system32 (assuming you have installed Windows XP in C:\Windows)

    If I understood your last message correctly, you _don't_ have the ASPI driver installed. wnaspi32.dll is the one you need. The others you mentioned won't do.
     
  12. Elayne

    Elayne Regular member

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    On my hp540n, I don't have a XP disc, Windows XP is pre-installed in a seperate partion. Anyway, I downloaded the aspi but it said that it was an invalid installation. I'll try your way tonight when I get home from work. I should hope that this works, getting pretty fed up. Thank you for all your time and help.
    Wish me luck.
     
  13. Ketola

    Ketola Fighting ninjas Staff Member

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    Try also running the aspi_you from command prompt after copying the wnaspi -driver to see if it reports the ASPI drives correctly. You can also use the Adaptec's ASPIChk utility to verify the installation.

    http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/driverdetail.html?filekey=aspichk.exe

    If you copied the Nero ASPI driver to C:\Windows\System32, you should see a line saying:
    WNASPI32.DLL 2.01 (50) 07/08/2 131072

    all the other lines can be N/A -- it doesn't matter.

    Good luck! =)
     
  14. Elayne

    Elayne Regular member

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    Thank you! I finally got dvd decrypter working for the most part. It took me just over 6 hours to rip the dvd but now I can't seem to get the files back to dvd decrypter to burn the dvd. I opened up my dvd burner and loaded the files that way, it doesn't work that way. It just burned the files as files I guess you would say. It would play the movie. So please,
    what am I doing wrong now? Thank you again.
     
  15. koola

    koola Guest

    You need to rip your DVD with ISO mode which create an image (ISO) of the DVD, then burn the ISO you just created with the write mode!
     
  16. Oriphus

    Oriphus Senior member

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    lol - Man that was two months old - how did u evcen find it??
     
  17. koola

    koola Guest

    hehe, dunno?
     

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