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circles & lines ????

Discussion in 'DVD Shrink forum' started by nscotian, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. nscotian

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    Anybody have an experience like this ...

    I used dvdshrink to backup a whole disk .
    I sent the output to a folder on my HD.

    I then used nero to burn it onto a blank dvd+r using the automatic compression settings.

    I took the backup down the hall to my tv room and put it into my toshiba dvd player.
    Everything seemed to go smoothly, all menus funtioning and everything and then a little into the third chapter a white circle appeared around some of the peoples heads.
    It did not suddenly appear, it was like it was being hand drawn on the screen .
    Sort of like the stuff that sportcasters do when they are showing a replay of a goal on tv.
    I paused the dvd player and just stared at the set for a while.
    I backed up the video a bit and started to play it again. It was still there.
    The scene changed and the circle vanished. A few seconds later anouther smaller circle was drawn aroung another persons head. After it vanished a scene came on that had a person standing in the middle of a room talking and then very slowly 3 white lines were drawn on one side of his head and then 3 more on the other.
    Not long lines - about 5 inches - and not really straight. Like they were being hand drawn.

    I did another backup of the same dvd, but used xcopy express this time. Perfect copy but of course without the menus and extras.

    I did want the menus and a few of the extras so I tried again.
    This time I used dvdshrink to decode the disk to my HD, but set the compression to "none".
    It warned me that the resulting files would be too large for a dvd5 but allowed me to proceed.
    The resulting files were around 7 gb.
    I then ran nero and manually blanked out the audio I didn't need, and replaced the extra portions that I didn't want with just a color screen.
    I reduced the quality of the menus and ended up with a set of figues giving me 100% for the main movie, and 100% for the extras that I wanted.
    Ran the burn to a new dvd+r and the resulting copy was amazing. And it did not have the weird little white circle of line drawing thing going on.

    Any idea of what the lines and circles were about ?
     
  2. nscotian

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    Just an after-thought.
    I realized that this may be the wrong forum catagory for that post. It does involve shrink, but also nero and I don't think the problem was really with either as it didn't repeat itself.
    If it is in the wrong forum - sorry.
    I am going to leave it here because I figure reposting it in a couple of places would be worse.
    Thanks, the new guy
     
  3. Nephilim

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    Your thread is fine here and thank you for not spamming your question all over the forums like so many others love to do. It's against forum rules anyhow :)



    What movie was it? Is it possible there was some sort of alternate angle or special feature that included the circle you mentioned?

    Have you tried doing a movie-only copy and if so was the problem still apparent?
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    Hi - First I want to say that I am glad I stumbled across this board. It is great. I learned more yesterday afternoon reading a few posts than I did over weeks of talking with my friends on these topics.
    I wan't quite sure what forum my question should have been posted to because it sort of touched on a few issues.

    The movie was Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle

    When I did a backup with Xcopy express the result was fine (no circles or lines), but I really did want a good copy with the menus and a few of the extras.

    Thats when I ran dvdshrink again without any compression and decoded about 7 gb to a folder on my HD.

    Some selective fiddling with Nero to remove and reduce unwanted bits left me with a main movie reading of 100% and the menus with a few extras.
    And without the circles or lines.

    They appear so weird.
    It is just like they are being drawn on the screen and they are not in any scenes that seem significant.
    The audio doesn't change at all.

    I looked over the original, but couldn't find them in the extras like a director comentary or something.

    I was worried that someone may have snuck into my pc over my dsl connection and messed around with the file before the burn.

    Is that a possibility ?


     
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    While anything is within the realm of possibility I highly doubt it.

    I don't have that title so I can't say for sure if the problem had to do with that particular movie but yours is certainly one of the strangest problems I've seen.

    Glad you got it working though and don't be a stranger :)
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