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Converted HD DVD, but got problem.

Discussion in 'HD DVD discussion' started by HelpPleas, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. HelpPleas

    HelpPleas Regular member

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    Not sure if this is correct place for this but here goes.

    I started with a HD DVD (Iam pretty sure, dont have it anymore to check). It basically had a slideshow of photos on it.

    I copied it using 2 standalone dvd players and gave original back to owner.

    The copy shows like this in AnyDVD (dont know any other way of seeing disc properties, although I am sure there are loads)

    _____________________________________________________________________
    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 6.1.9.3)
    PIONEER DVD RWDVR-109 1.17 05/02/03PIONEER
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 2

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd+rw (version 2), Layers: 1
    Total size: 2295104 sectors (4482 MBytes)

    Video DVD (or CD) label: DVD_VR
    Media is not CSS protected.
    Video Standard: PAL
    Media is region free.

    RCE protection not found.
    Structural copy protection not found.
    Autorun not found on Video DVD.
    Bad sector protection not found.
    Emulating RPC-2 drive with region 2!
    _____________________________________________________________________


    Then I tried converting it to use in the USA as my parents want to show it when over there on holidays. I used Digital Media Converter 2.7. I used the settings to convert to MPEG2 DVD NTSC. I am in Ireland.

    Now when I put this converted DVD into my standalone DVD player it plays. When I put it in my drive on my computer it doesn't. Computer doesn't see that there is media on DVD, it seems. It asks do I want to burn a cd, make an audio cd etc etc. Dont know why it says CD as its a Verbatim DVDRW.

    AnyDVD doesn't show any info either. It says no DVD in computer.

    Anyone know why it plays in my standalone and not in computer. What I really want to know is how do I know it will play in standalone dvd player in the US if I can't get any info on the media that is on the disc.
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    The first (PAL) copy, what type of files and file layout has it?

    A DVD has a 'VIDEO_TS folder' with .VOB .IFO and .BUP files.
     
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    it has a video_ts folder with .vob, .ifo and .bup files in it.

    it also has a video_rm folder with .dat, .ifo and .bup files in it
     
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    I thought the VIDEO_RM folder was something that Philips recorders put on a DVD, but wasn't strictly necessary.

    Try loading the PAL file(s) 'VTS_01_1.VOB' 'VTS_01_2.VOB' etc, into VSODivX.

    Set the standard for North America (NTSC).
    It should output a standard DVD folder.
    Burn the folder with ImgBurn, it should play and be readable on the PC.


    http://dl.afterdawn.com/vsoDivxToDVD_setup_v0.5.2b.exe
    Import the file(s) (AVI, WMV,MPEG, VOB)
    Output (standard DVD file format) to a folder on the HDD.
    Set 'Aspect' to 4:3 (if you have a regular tv)
    Set 'Standard' to NTSC (if you live in North America)

    Burn dvd with 'ImgBurn'

    http://www.imgburn.com/

    Run ImgBurn
    Click 'Mode' > 'Build'
    Click 'Output' > 'Device'
    Click 'File' > 'Browse for Folder', highlight on the 'VIDEO_TS' folder, > 'OK'
    Set burning speed to 4x and click the green write button.
     
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    ok will give that a try tomorrow night. thanks for the help.
     
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    Attar, i did procedure you gave me. The final dvd summary is below

    Summary for drive D: (AnyDVD 6.1.9.3)
    PIONEER DVD RWDVR-109 1.17 05/02/03PIONEER
    Drive (Hardware) Region: 2

    Media is a DVD.
    Booktype: dvd-rw (version 3), Layers: 1
    Total size: 215952 sectors (421 MBytes)

    How do I know if it worked???
     
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    ie...how do i know if a dvd is NTSC or PAL?
     
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    One way, drag VTS_01_1.VOB (from the output folder)onto 'GSpot'

    The box will show 'NTSC' or 'PAL'
    For NTSC DVD file, the size is 720x480
    Ignore anything else in this example - it doesn't apply.
    You can also try to play the file using the buttons.
    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/v26x/GSpot270a.zip



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    excellent! it says ntsc, 720x480. so i should be able to say to my parents with confidence that it will play in the US??
     
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    tried playing it with gspot but it says there are no applications associated with the given file name extension.
     
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    The folder and files should be visible with Explorer and a media player like 'VLC' should open the the folder and play it.
     
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    thanks for the help attar.
     

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