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DVD2one loses half the data

Discussion in 'DVD2One forum' started by jsinvest, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. jsinvest

    jsinvest Guest

    Hi All.
    I'm very new to this and hope that I have just missed something - not just wasted good money on this software - but this from all the good reports, this I am just thick ? ( - confirmation not required, thanks )

    System is WinXP, P4, 1Gb Ram, 30GB HD space free.

    Copied a DVD to my HD using DVDdecrypt ( Mode : File F ) and it 'copied' all files from DVD to HD.
    Using DVD2one (v1.5.1), set to 'Full Disk' option and waited for it to finish. The destination directory only contains the first 4 of the 8 .vob files - and the last one being considerably smaller than the original.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    Dave
     
  2. jsinvest

    jsinvest Guest

    Well, looks like I got egg on my face ( not unusual ).

    Turns out that the first 4 'compressed' files were exactly the same size as the first 4 original vob files.

    So, Mr Holmes eventually deduced that the original 8 files had been compressed into a little over 4 files.

    I actually thought that I should have ended up with 8 files ( like on the original ), only with smaller file sizes.

    After hours of trying, eventually made the DVD and was pleasantly surprised.
     
  3. ScubaPete

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    Heh, heh Dave,

    Ya always gotta grab hold of the reins and let the pony go to the trial's end - then, don't worry how you got there be happy you're there -

    Burn on there Good guy, burn on -

    Pete

     
  4. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    u sure that dvd2one isn't putting some of the files in a 2nd folder, ie splitting the film into 2 directories. if so, run dvd2one again on the 2folders, merging them into one again. good workaround til i find why this happens.
     
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    Excuse me ? ?

    Exactly what are you talking about ?

    Pete


     
  6. jsinvest

    jsinvest Guest

    Please see my previous reply which closed the question that I posted :

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    Well, looks like I got egg on my face ( not unusual ).

    Turns out that the first 4 'compressed' files were exactly the same size as the first 4 original VOB files.

    So, Mr Holmes eventually deduced that the original 8 files had been compressed into a little over 4 files.

    I actually thought that I should have ended up with 8 files ( like on the original ), only with smaller file sizes.

    After hours of trying, eventually made the DVD and was pleasantly surprised.
     
  7. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    If the original poster hasn't actually lost half the data, but it's been written to a 2nd directory, dvd2one can be used to solve this by merging the 2parts of the same film back into one again.

    I've used winavi video converter a few times, and found it sometimes writes most of the data to the correct destination, and a few files to a 2nd destination, requiring you to use dvd2oner to merger the two into a correct dvd structure. When i wrote my previous reply i couldn't remember if it was winavi converter that was writing 2 two dir's, or dvd2one. I may have barked up the wrong tree if the original poster has indeed lost half the data.
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    ok ok, hadn't noticed the obvious, jsinvest had solved his own problem. that'll teach me to reply whilst half asleep. i'll look for a winavi-related forum and put my reply there instead as it's still a good workaround for re-merging to parts of a film back together :)
     

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