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Prassi Primo DVD

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by BayPally, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. BayPally

    BayPally Member

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    Question about Primo Prassi V2.X: I got it free with the Pioneer A03 (the price was definately right). I tried the method suggested in one of the threads here with primo for DVDtoDVD-R. Essentially, Use DVD Decrypt. to pull the main movie off the DVD and remove the encryption. This leaves one .ifo and several .vobs in a VIDEO_TS folder. I then open the primo wizard and "go to it". Everything looks cool until I press the record button and then I get a message that an error occured. When I look at the error code it's something like "disks good(0) disks bad(1)...". I'd think I have a bad disk except I can drop a data directory into primo and it burns fine using the same cheap 4.7G DVD-R General disks.

    I have no problems when I go the long way: decrypt - dvd2avi - blah blah blah then write it out with Ulead. Plays fine in the DVD.

    I know I'm missing something basic in all of the various methodologys.

    What am missing?

    -Drew
     
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    I have experienced the same problem.....(see earlier posting). Started using InstantDVD without any problems writing. You can download a 30-day full version demo from the web.
     
  3. mosaic

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    Hi I have the A04 with Parassi primo ....I used Smartripper 2.41 backup feature to rip the DVD .....then I dropped the video_ts folder into the RAW DATA disc option file windowin PRASSI.

    burned just fine with a General PENGO DVD-r
     
  4. BayPally

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    When cruising IFOEDIT, I found: http://mpucoder.kewlhair.com/derrow/copy.html#Movie. This is by FAR the least complicated methodology for backing up your DVD's I've come across.

    Here's the abbreviated version:

    -SOFTWARE-
    DVDDECRYPTER
    IFOEDIT
    PRASSI PRIMO DVD or Some other burning program


    -RIP IT-
    Make a directory called c:\ORIGINAL
    Make a directory called c:\VIDEO_TS
    Make a directory called c:\AUDIO_TS
    Start DVD Decryptor.
    It will automatically open the movie and
    highlight most of the "Main" Movie files.
    (in this case, it was most of the VTS_01
    files. Make a note of this)
    Select ALL the files. EVERYTHING ON THE DISK
    Select c:\ORIGINAL as the destination and Rip
    the movie.
    When done you'll have a directory filled with
    files.
    CLOSE IFOEDIT - IMPORTANT

    -FIX IT-
    Open IFOEDIT
    Open C:\ORIGINAL\VTS_XX_0.IFO (the only ifo in
    the "series" that you noted in "RIP IT" above)
    Select VOB Extras
    Leave the defaults and also
    check "Create New Ifo's"
    Under "Destination Directory" use C:\VIDEO_TS and click OK.
    If there are subtitles or subpictures
    or other junk that show in the
    subsequent dialog boxes, simply uncheck
    them.
    Click on "Strip It"
    When completed, you'll find that the
    VIDEO_TS directory has several vobs, 2
    ifo's and 2 buf files. Check the size
    of this directory and make sure it's
    under 4.35GB.
    Close and reopen Ifoedit, open
    c:\VIDEO_TS\VIDEO_TS.IFO and
    choose "Get VTS Sectors".
    Click "Yes" to correct the all sectors. Files save themselves automatically.
    Close IFOEDIT

    -BURN IT-
    Burn the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS directories onto a DVD.

    That's It...
     
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  5. mosaic

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    Sounds great ...and if the VOB's etc are over 4.35 GB ....what happens next?

    Is it possible to simply convert to mpeg2 ...then rempeg ...then back to VOB.. and then burn?

    BTW which app will take a big MPEG and make a bunch of VOB?

     
  6. BayPally

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  7. cobra2002

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    Baypally that info you gave is great. I followed the instructions and all went fine or so I thought, The resulting movie disk works perfect on my computer using WINDVD but when it comes to playing it on a standalone it just will not play it will also not play on a ps2 neither.
    Have you got any suggestions. Please.
     
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    hey Cobra...

    I had that problem when I didn't highlight (select) ALL of files during the DVD Decryptor Phase. I suspect that DVD Decryptor uses the info in one or more of the original .ifo files as a "template" or "starting place". If I only DVD-Decrypt the files that I actually NEED, it will only play on a PC never on a DVD Player (same problem you have). I'm still having that problem with a 2-disk set and I'm trying different methods during the IFOEdit phase.

    Make SURE you highlighted and selected ALL of the files on the original disk during the DVD Decryptor phase. If you just use the initial selection, it won't play in a DVD player.

    theBay



     
  9. cobra2002

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    Thx m8 I am pretty sure i did select all but im gonna try it again double checking every step, ill let ya know if all goes well.
     
  10. BayPally

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    cool.

    let me know if it works for you.

    -bay
     
  11. cobra2002

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    Hey BayPally I did it, I think my problem was with Nero I dont know why but it just would not work when using Nero. so i used Ifoedit to create a dvd image then burned it using Prassi Primo DVD. And that was it, it worked perfect.
    Thanks for the help m8 id still be stuck if it was not for your input.
     
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    No worries...

    Check the link in the 2nd or 3rd posting (above)... I think you'll like it!

    -AP
     
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    Trying to save reduce the size of a DVD to 3.6G - followed your instructions.

    But when IFOEdit completes the first phase of stripping streams - there are no VOB files in my destination folder.

    Pretty sure I'm running NTFS and that the 'Do not split' option is selected.
     
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    I did visit the site you referred to and read and re-read the tutorials.

    Still having the same problems - perhaps IFOEDIT is not properly installed on my machine - I can't play/preview the DVD in IFOEDIT either...
     
  16. BayPally

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    Let me think about it.....
     
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    Ummm ... I apparently did not read the guides closely enough - it may help to select the 'Strip Streams' checkbox when using IFOEDIT.

    I assume this is my problem. And I still can't use player functionality in IFOEDIT.

    Thanks for your patience...
     
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    Hey 12Monkeys.... I have had intermittent success with using the DVD Play button. I was told in an earlier forum that IFOEdit on Win2k was "so so". I usually just open IFOedit and load VIDEO_TS and press DVD Play until movie starts and then "Stop" to get the Titles needed.
    It seems to be a crap shoot when it will work otherwise.
     
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    Hey! I finally go IFOEDIT to work.
    Ithink I just got confused between the original VIDEO_TS directory and my new directory.

    Also installed DirectX for Windows2000. Got the VOB+IFO files created and was able to play it back with no menus. Woohoo.

    As an exercise, I took a 4.0G movie down to 3.68G - will try burning to DVD-RW to see if its plays on set-top.

    Thanks for all the help, peeps.

    Chimp
     
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    Have any of you had any success getting Ifoedit to split movies that are over 4GB or so??
    I have tried every way I can find, and Ifoedit crashes "fatal error" evertime.
    Don't understand what the issue could be, but...maybe one of you have figured it out???

    Has anyone had luck splitting larger movies...if so.....what did you use, and where did you find the guides??

    Thanks in advance!!
     

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