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Help playing/converting UDF formatted DVD for play on home player

Discussion in 'Video to DVD' started by tamula, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. tamula

    tamula Guest

    Hi-
    I have a Hitachi video cam. I recorded a DVD on it (it records on full size DVD RAM discs). The disc is UDF formatted. I can see it on the computer - and it plays, and I can copy it on to a DVD-R, but I can't play it in a standalone player. What do I need to do here? Run it thru ifoedit, maybe - I'm not certain how to correctly format the video so it can be played by home players. Any ideas, please?
     
  2. Rotary

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    hi

    not sure what files you have on this disc????

    can you load it to dvd shrink? i think udf can be ok!?! or it may be udf/iso?

    let us know...
     
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    hi

    not sure what files you have on this disc????

    can you load it to dvd shrink? i think udf can be ok!?! or it may be udf/iso?

    let us know...
     
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    I have a similar problem. I tried to load it with Shrink, but it wants to see an ISO file. I tried Nero UDF/ISO file type, but it said the file size was too large for ISO. I'm looking for other ways to convert UDF to ISO...
     
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    @ robtwilk

    could you explain abit more what you need and what you have?

    shrink can read an iso of a dvd structure! and dvd files!
     
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    I have a DVR on my PC. It records TV programs with a .DVR-MS extension (Microsoft Recorded TV Show). I tried to burn it with Nero, which would only let me create a UDF file - since it was too large to fit on one disc. I then used Decrypter to burn an ISO image of the UDF file.

    I tried to use Shrink to open the ISO image, but Shrink gives me an error when using Open Disc - "failed to find Video_TS.IFO".

    Not sure what to do next...
     
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    hi

    changing udf to an iso, wont change anything its like putting a coat on but its still yuo inside...

    been reading on google and alot say DVDSanta is the app to convert it, i think it outputs as mpeg or mpeg2 ? you will have to check...

    if not sure how to convert the mpeg just drop a line here...

    good luck

    hi you may want to try tmpgenc PLUS this app converts all sorts???
     
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    DVDSanta worked well enough to get the recording onto a DVD that played in my player. I can fast forward only at 2x though - if I go faster, the disc will freeze. When I rewind, I can go 2x, 3x, 4x with no problems. Kind of weird, but at least it works. Thanks for the point in the right direction.

    I read some info at the tmpgenc PLUS web site, but have not tried their software yet.
     
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    kool

    did dvdsanta output as mpeg2? or vob/ifo/bup?

    yes odd about FF and RW speeds???
     
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    I assume it created vob/ifo/bup files, since it creates a VIDEO_TS folder. I would not pay $29.95 for the full version (only the demo is free and it creates a demo banner across the screen during the entire movie). Upgrades cost $14.99 unless it's just a dot release. The video quality seemed poor compared to all my other programs. It appears to do a lot of stuff, so I guess it might be a useful tool for those applications.

    Anyway I figured out how to use "Click to DVD" outside of the Media Center application. While doing this I discovered that the mpeg files for some of my recorded TV shows were corrupted. By selecting "repair video" and "repair audio" during conversion, these files were fixed and I was able to use "Click to DVD" to make perfect DVDs of each show.

    This takes almost two hours for a two hour show, but at least I can get them onto DVD. When I don't have to use the repair function, the time is usually under an hour.

    I have two TiVo PVRs which I couldn't live without, but the PVR on my computer makes DVDs that are so much better quality than my TiVo units.
     

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