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Copying Panasonic DVD Recorder Disks

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by gbb, May 8, 2003.

  1. gbb

    gbb Member

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    I am trying to copy video recorded on a Panasonic DVD recorder on DVD-R discs. The video is original video from an osprey webcam ( I am webmaster for www.ospreywatch.co.uk). I have a copy of MYdvd 4 but it does not seem to recognise the files. I have finalised the disc and have been able to play it on my laptop but on my desktop which has both DVD Rom and a Pioneer DVR-105 recorder which uses DVD-R disks it will show me the files but wont play through Sonic MyDVD4.

    Any ideas gratefully recieved.

    Regards

    Gareth
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    what are these files...mpg / VOB .IFO .BUP ??

    ie: DVD compliant

    peace
     
  3. gbb

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    Thanks for offering to help.

    The files are saved by the DVD Recorder in a single directory on the DVD called VIDEO_TS. Within this directory each piece of video has three seperate files, .VOB, .BUP and .IFO. Interestingly each group of 3 files is not named exactly the same . The .BUP and .IFO files are eg VTS_04_0.BUP and VTS_04_0.IFO but the VOB file is named differently eg VTS_04_1.VOB.

    I hope this helps.

    Regards


    Gareth
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    Well you seem to have everything in place okay.

    So I'd now suggest you try burning with [bold]Nero Burning Rom.[/bold]

    Open Nero (let the Wizard guide you)
    DVD
    Compile a new DVD
    Other DVD Formats
    DVD-Video
    Finish

    Click on the red VIDEO_TS Folder
    Drag & drop all files (.BUP .VOB .IFO) over
    Burn !!
     
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    All you have to do is record on the deck, then DON'T finalise the disc. Copy the files to your hard drive and change the file extension to a .m2v file, then you can load them up in TMPGEnc and encode them to a MPEG.
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    [bold]jsnkc28
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    If he has .VOB .IFO .BUP files why would he want to encode to a .m2v file ?

    The files are burnable straight off , no need to wait for hours of encoding for absolutely no reason
     
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    I have an old copy of Mydvd, ver 3 I think.

    These are authoring programs and basically they will transcode (convert) MPEGS to VOB/IFO/BUP files to make compliant dvd's.

    I am pretty sure they DO NOT process VOB/IFO/BUP files as they are looking for MPEGS

    If you have VOB/IFO/BUP files already on the dvd-r, all you need to do is follow the HERBSMAN, cos all you have is basically a data dvd which is dvd compliant, so you just want to transfer from 1 to another.
     
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    Thanks for everyones help. In the ned the shop where I bought the pc from supplied a copy of Power DVD. This has enabled me to both play the DVD's without a problem and enabled windows xp moviemaker to recognise the dvd's edit and splice. "MyDVD" continued to not recognise the DVD and so I have removed it.
     
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    Glad to hear you got there in the end Gareth.
     
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    Hi. I thought I had but I had not realised that I can only save the Windows Movie Player file in movie player format. I shall have to get a proper video editing package other than MyDVD - any recomendations? I want to be able to save to DVD in video format, avi, mpeg and or quicktime. Which would be the best for the web?
     
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    This would be okay & ready for burning.
    ie;
    VTS_04_0.BUP
    VTS_04_0.IFO
    VTS_04_1.VOB
    VTS_04_2.VOB
    VTS_04_3.VOB
    etc

    A typical VIDEO_ST folder of a DVD is similar to :

    VIDEO_TS BUP 16,384
    VIDEO_TS IFO 16,384
    VIDEO_TS VOB 43,008
    VTS_01_0 BUP 77,824
    VTS_01_0 IFO 77,824
    VTS_01_0 VOB 1,695,744
    VTS_01_1 VOB 1,073,565,696\
    VTS_01_2 VOB 1,048,565,696 \ <-- This is the Main movie
    VTS_01_3 VOB 1,048,565,696 /
    VTS_01_4 VOB 589,365,248 /
    VTS_02_0 BUP 18,432
    VTS_02_0 IFO 18,432
    VTS_02_0 VOB 43,008
    VTS_02_1 VOB 6,014,976

    ^ Thats if your copying a DVD & you'd only need to rip the main movie & the .IFO from the title set...in this case VTS_01_0 IFO 77,824.
    Because the rest are menu & extras.

    If you want to be able to save in .avi then you'd need to encode it to Mpeg2 (to be able to burn a watchable DVD in stand alone player)
    As for Quicktime , this is an Apple Mac product & I have v.little to do with this & I'd suggest finding a different format to burn (personally)

    Software for uncompressing/encoding...there is so many it is hard to know where to start.
    I use DVD Architect myself but there are plenty of options bro.

    Hope I've helped some ?

    Richard





     
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    Best for the web...I'd imagine that .avi format is best for that as it is the smallest size without faltering on quality.

    herb
     
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    DVD-RAM discs burned with the Panasonic stand-alones produce a .vro file, not divided at the 1 GB mark. These aren't readable by most dvd-authoring software. When ripping the .vro to the hard drive, usually the audio is out of sync, in a negative manner. I've finally resorted to using a DVD-RAM drive with the OEM Panasonic software for fast editing (although the sonic mydvd is unusable) & authoring with ulead MF2, to preserve the ac3 audio, a lengthier process is used.
     

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