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DVD with messed up filesystem (protection?)

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by sipos, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. sipos

    sipos Member

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    I'm trying to backup a DVD to my hard disk by copying the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS directories. I intend to rip or convert and compress these later. Normally this presents no problem but, with a particular DVD, I always get read errors. If I look at the file sizes, it appears that the files on the DVD total to about 57GB when looking on both windows 7 and Linux.

    I've tried playing the DVD in mplayer and VLC and, if I use the DVD menus, it works fine but, if I look at which title is playing when I play it through the menus and try to play the same title without using DVD menus, it fails to play with a read error. There are a lot of titles on the DVD (99) many of which are roughly the length of the film.

    Obviously, there is something screwed up with the filesystem on the DVD - it can't really have 57GB of files on it and it can't have 90+ copies of the film. I guess that it must have been deliberately screwed up in such a way as to make it work when played using the menus but, hard to rip. Does anyone have any ideas about how I can do it? If it helps, it's a Disney DVD.
     
  2. rtm27

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    You need to use an up to date ripper such as DVDFab or AnyDVD to copy the files to your HDD.
     

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