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Camcorder Did not Finalize Disk

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by bobiroc, May 17, 2012.

  1. bobiroc

    bobiroc Member

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    I have an issue where a camcorder that records to mini-DVDs did not finalize the disc and it is left open. I tried using ISOBuster and it found two VOB files but I cannot extract without paying for the software. Looking for alternatives to get the files off and into a usable format.
     
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    I've recovered files from disks that were recorded on a standalone DVD recorder and were not finalized in the machine using the free version.
    Insert the disk in the drive and run ISOBuster.
    Open 'Options' menu.
    Select 'Image Files'
    Click 'ISO/BIN/TAO' Tab
    Check both boxes
    Close dialog window
    Choose/highlight the track that might be video and right click on it (files that are MegaBytes in size - ignore KiloBytes)
    E.G.Select 'Extract Track 03'
    Select 'Extract User Data (*.tao, *.iso, *.wav)'
    Choose where you want to save the data.

    The result is an iso file.

    Note in this pic there were two short recordings made;both are MB, while the other files are KB (track three and six are the actual video files).

    The resultant .iso file can be opened in VirtualDub (if you want to output AVI files) or AviDemux if you want to save them as .mpg.
    Or play the iso with VLC.


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    bobiroc Member

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    Thank You I will try those helpful steps when I get home from work. I appreciate your input and so will the person I am trying to help. I just hope the VOB files are not too corrupt and the video is usable.
     
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    OK I got the video to play in VLC by opening the ISO but the ISO will not open in VirtualDub or AVIDemux unless I am doing something wrong there. I figure you meant to just do a simple file and open but I get errors saying the programs cannot open the file.
     
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    Can you post a screen pic, like mine, showing the files.
     
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    If you open the iso file in Mediainfo it should show the type of video - this TV recording is MPEG-PS 720x480 mpeg2 video.


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    When in ISOBuster there was only one track so that is all there was to extract to ISO

    Here is the info that MediaInfo returns on the ISO
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    Well Apparently VLC Player can convert but the problem is while the video plays fine when I go to convert it the video freezes like 30 seconds in and then plays again but skipping the video that was frozen duration. I messed with the cache settings and decoder settings and it freezes at the same spot every time.

    I wish I could just get this darn thing into an MPG or WMV or anything but I cannot
     
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    MediaInfo isn't showing the video type.
    Post the information you have at Videohelp - more activity there.

    http://forum.videohelp.com/
     

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