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Need help burning resident evil 4 on ps2

Discussion in 'PS2 - DVD backup discussion' started by kypreos, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. kypreos

    kypreos Guest

    I tried to burn resident evil 4 using DVD Decrypter as i always do. I went to read the image for resident evil 4 and it came up with an image called DVDIMAGE.ISO I continued anyway to see if it would work and finished the writing process I inserted my disk into my ps2 and it read it as a dvd movie then an error came up saying that it could not read the dvd movie. Can some one please help me with my problem? And if it helps when i go to the ps2 browser where it shows the disk and memory cards i go over the disk and it shows it's a dvd movie.

    I have also posted this in another section but i wasn't sure if it was the right one.
     
  2. kypreos

    kypreos Guest

    I really need your help guys.
     
  3. keltin29

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    I just tried it myself....hold on and I'll type up my reply.
     
  4. keltin29

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    Ok, you say it came up with DVDIMAGE.ISO when you went to rip it.

    That’s fine, it’s just the default of the filename that you want to save the ISO file as on your Hard Drive. Usually the PS2 games have a “Volume ID” name which the manufacturers load with the name of the game such s “RE4” or “ResidentEvil4” but apparently the Volume ID was not set on this disc. It cam up with DVDIMAGE.ISO on my rip as well. However, I simply renamed it as RE4.ISO before I saved off for the rip.

    The thing to remember here is you are only naming the ISO file that you save to your hard drive. So, it doesn’t matter if you name it RE4.ISO, DVDIMAGE.ISO, or MYGAME.ISO. The important part is that you get a good rip from the disc into that ISO file that you just named. The burner will handle the rest.

    Now the important part is the burn, and the MOST important part is the type of Media (blank disc) you use. After you select your media, you have to select a suitable burn speed. The burn speed has to be supported by BOTH your DVD Burner AND your blank media. The cheaper blank DVDs on the market don’t’ support burns lower than 6x. This is where you can run into trouble. You MUST have a high quality media for burning.

    The best and safest bet is to get Verbatim +R. The +R discs allow you to booktype the burn as a DVD-ROM. The –R (minus R) do NOT allow booktyping due to the way the are manufactured. During manufacturing, the area of the lead-in that holds the book type mark is overwritten. However, with DVD+R (plus R) that area is writable by your burner. If you set you burner to DVD-ROM for the burn, you are guaranteed greater compatibility with the reading device since all pressed discs such as PS2 games and Movies are pressed as DVD-ROM.

    For this test, I ripped the ISO fine. Then I tried an 8X burn on a crap disc called Dynex (which is a Verbatim throw away – it failed QA testing, but BestBuy will buy failure lots and re-sale them on the cheap). I bought 100 Dynex discs for 4.99. That’s 5 cents apiece, and there is a reason why they are so cheap. They are OK for DVD burns (especially if you have a newer standalone DVD player, but simply worthless for PS2 burns. For data back-up and music, they also work ok, but are just crap for PS2 burns.

    My first Dynex burn at 8x, once I loaded it in the PS2, would show the PS2 Logo meaning the mod-chip and system read the disc and saw it was supposed to be a PS2 game. However, it never loaded.

    I tried a second burn at the lowest speed this disc supports. These are cheap discs, and only go down to a 6X burn. I tried that, and the same thing happened. PS2 Logo appears, but no load.

    I then took the very same ISO file on my HD and reburned it on a Sony DVD+R disc. I booktyped it for DVD-ROM, and set the burn speed to 4X. After the burn, I loaded it in the PS2 and voila, it worked. I played the first opening bit (been a while since I played this game and I damn near got killed!), and it worked flawlessly.

    I’ve used Nero to take some quality scans of the disc. Look here:

    http://i16.tinypic.com/2edz7eg.jpg

    The first pic is a scan of the Original PS2 disc as pressed by the factory. Unfortunately, I loaned this disc to a neighbor that isn’t as careful with discs as I am, so there where some scratches on it which means a slightly higher error count than expected.

    Next is a scan of the higher quality Sony DVD+R burn

    Finally, a scan of the crap Dynex disc.

    Notice the differences! In the scan you see I ran the test at a max of 4x speed. I did this because that is the MAX speed the PS2 will spin the disc, so wee need to run the test at the PS2 speed to see what the PS2 will be seeing. Notice in the scan the numbers on the left side are representative of the error spikes. For the Pressed Disc and Sony burn, the left grid markers are below 50. On the Dynex burn, the grid markers have been raised to 500!

    In the scans of the original pressed disc we see average PI Errors of 2.70 and PI Failures of 0.03. Notice the Sony burn is nearly and INDETICAL scan of the original disc! I shows PI Errors of 7.0 and PI Failure of 0.08

    Now the bad news, look at the cheap Dynex media. It’s deplorable. It clocked in with PI Errors of 202.55 and PI Failures of 0.30 This is what the PS2 was seeing, and this befuddled data stream is why the PS2 simply could not load this crap burn!

    The moral of the story is, the rip is good no matter what you name it, but you must, YOU MUST, use high quality blank media for your burns. While there are good DVD-R discs on the market, you are guaranteed even higher success by using DVD+R and BOOKTYPING the burn to DVD-ROM.

    Also, check your burn speed. Remember that the PS2 has a read speed of only 4X. Your max PS2 burn should be a 4X burn. You can occasionally get even better results in using a 2X burn (half the PS2 read speed) and in bad cases, a 1X burn. I had one disc once that would NOT play until I did a 1X burn.

    So, check your media first. Make sure you are using Verbatim, Sony, Philips, or Maxell. Cheap knockoffs like Memorex, Dynex, etc, can cause problems. Get a good blank. Then select a low burn speed of 4X for your PS2 backups. If it is DVD+R, then booktype it to DVD-ROM (if your drive supports that). With a good blank media and a good burn speed, you’ll have much more success with your backups!

    Long story short, the problem you’re seeing tonight is not the rip, it’s the burn. Get a better blank. Seriously.
     
  5. kypreos

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    Thanks I tried the rip off disks and it worked well for some games but i guess it won't cut it for re4. I'll make sure to pick up a pack of sony dvds.
     
  6. hursty

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    nothing special about this game...as suggested,use some good quality disks
     

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