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DVD shrink Data Error (cyclic redundancy check)

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  1. bbmayo

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    Hey Scuba Pete!

    I've been having platter read problems with DVD
    Decrypter (I imagine it's the disc itself, but
    I couldn't see any physical damage). I can't
    put up a jpg of the error msg dialog, but the
    text is below. I tried the Ignore button option
    but it keeps coming back a bit later with more
    of the same sort of read error message. Help!

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    I/O Error!

    Device: [1:1:0]_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A 1.06 (D:)

    ASPI SRB Status: 0x04
    Interpretation SRB Completed with Error

    Host Adapter Status: 0x00
    Interpretation: Host Adapter Did Not Detect An Error

    Target Status: 0x02
    Interpretation: Check Condition

    CDB: 28 00 00 1F 46 B4 00 00 01 00
    Interpretation Read (10) - Sector: 2049716

    Sense Area: [...a huge string of hex numbers...]
    Interpretation: No Seek Complete
     
  3. hoogs

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    Hey Scuba Pete!

    I've been having platter read problems with DVD
    Decrypter (I imagine it's the disc itself, but
    I couldn't see any physical damage). I've posted
    the error text below; here's a screencopy of it:

    [​IMG]

    I tried the Ignore option but it keeps coming back
    a bit later with more of the same read error msgs.
    Help!

    =================================================
    I/O Error!

    Device: [1:1:0]_NEC DVD_RW ND-2500A 1.06 (D:)

    ASPI SRB Status: 0x04
    Interpretation SRB Completed with Error

    Host Adapter Status: 0x00
    Interpretation: Host Adapter Did Not Detect An Error

    Target Status: 0x02
    Interpretation: Check Condition

    CDB: 28 00 00 1F 46 B4 00 00 01 00
    Interpretation Read (10) - Sector: 2049716

    Sense Area: [...a huge string of hex numbers...]
    Interpretation: No Seek Complete
     
  4. ScubaPete

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    Hi Hoogs,


    an I/O error is almost always 100% of the time, problems with the disc. I just finished battling "The Scorpion King". I tried 2 separate discs (took the first back as defective) and no joy at my house. Finally I borrowed a copy from a friend's in a different province and it went right through. The bottom line, it was a bad batch from the Mfgr. So here are a few things you can try before changing discs -

    First, let's start by Fine-Tuning DVD Decrypter
    Let's take a moment to fine-tune your DVD Decrypter's settings. First, it should be version 3.5.2.0. Go to "Tools", "Settings", set everything to "Default". Then in the "General" tab change, "Removal Method" from "Normal" to "Aggressive", in "File Mode", "tick" Remove IFO/BUP PUO's." For ripping in the "ISO, Read Mode", "tick" "Remove IFO/BUP PUO's" there also. in the "CSS" tab, under "CSS Cracking Method", choose "Brute Force ~> I/O Key Exchange" and "On Failure" choose "Yes". . IMPORTANT: In the "I / O" tab, in the bottom right, "tick" the box which says, "Ignore read errors". This helps with some Mfgr defective discs and it is an excellent setting for dealing with lightly scratched discs which may cause reading problems. We're now finished with our settings here so click "OK." There's no reason to change these settings. DVDD is good ripper right out of the box, all we did is to give it some "teeth." (Lol :)

    Under "Mode" we have a choice of either File or ISO Read to rip our DVD. For problematic DVD's I suggest ripping in the "File" MODE - IMPORTANT: Remake a folder and name it VIDEO_TS (just like that, case sensitive) to put your ripped files in. If you are ripping a multi-angled DVD OR an episodel disc I suggest ripping in the ISO MODE as that will copy every nuance of a DVD making an absolutely perfect copy. Now, go rip your happy heart out - :)

    If you have never used DVDD before, take it out for a "spin" around the block, Check under the hood, Kick the tires and climb inside and smell that "New DVD Decrypter" "smell". Go home, talk it over with the wife and, if you feel in the morning the way you do now, come back and I'll put you behind the wheel of a Brand new DVD Decrypter at a price so low, you'll think it was free. Huuummm, come to think about it, it is FREE - Well, What are you waiting for ?

    Remember to stop back and tell me how you feel about it once you've put some "mileage" on it -

    OK, if you need the newest copy (released 05, Jan, 05. .Here it is - http://www.dvddecrypter.com/
    For some extra "tricks" for your "Hard to rip" DVD's -

    1. This is a bit "wacky" BUT it has worked for some pple. Rebooting your PC (cleaning out all the memory) allows some discs to be seen better - As I said, it can't hurt and it's worth a try -

    2. Begin by playing your DVD with your PC's player. Play the main feature for two or three minutes then open DVD Shrink, DVD X Copy or your weapon of choice. - As soon as you begin your rip turn off your player so it doesn't interfere with your analyzing. The playing beforehand is only so that your ripping program can "Find" your DVD.

    3. Here's a good fix. Compress your DVD to somewhere around 4.3GB instead of the recommended 4360MB. I.e., Go into DVD Shrink, "Edit", "Preferences" then set the "DVD Target Size" to "Custom" and enter 4300MB as the size. Reducing the amount of Data to be burned it keeps your burning away from the disc's edges where the dye on poor quality DVD discs tends to be uneven and may even be brittle and flaking. Nero, DVD2One and most good burning applications will allow you to set the, "DVD Target size".

    4. You may reduce the number of errors and "artifacts" (the "freezing", "skipping" and other picture abnormalities) when burning poor media by burning at a reduced speed. It has been my experience that burning at 2.4X will succeed where faster burns will not. Don't be surprised if you have to burn at 1X. Some discs you're lucky to have it burn DVD Video at all. It will take longer but what the heck, you're saving money with those "Cheap" discs, who cares about time when you're saving $$$$ (Lol). Since you're compressing more it might be wise to burn just the movie, the less you burn the better the quality soooo, movie only, please.
    5. The "Magic cleaning" technique: Try cleaning your DVD discs. Yea, I know they're new and clean but do it anyway. Do it a few seconds before inserting it into your DVD tray, use a disc cleaner, eyeglass cleaning solution or 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and a soft cotton cloth and rub-a-dub, dub. As soon as you're finished, "Pop" it into your DVD tray and fire up your program. You would be surprised how many times your disc is now "seen" and works like a "Bad Dog". :)

    NOW, if all of these fail I would put it down to a bad disc OR Mfgr error and return the disc for a replacement one. It may even be a regional problem affecting an entire batch. Though rare it has happened and should be considered. If this is so, buying a disc from another area OR, probably easier, wait some little time and exchange it again trying for a different batch.

    I hope that helps,

    Pete
     
  5. aaronl

    aaronl Guest

    Great website. ScubaPete I have been reading over this form and found it interesting. I was wondering if you could answer a few question. Firstly, I am running WinXP Pro with a NEC DVD_RW_ND_1300A. Just updates the NEC firmware today. I started out burning about 2 years ago with DVDX copy. Yet letter learned there was much better software out there. May burner is very finicky about the median quality, so I usually use Memorex DVD –R 4X. I recently just got a deal on some Verbatim DVD-R, so I grabbed them cause of the good name. btw, they work great. What I have been doing latly, is reading with DVD decrypter, then burning a full backup with DVD Shrink. I also run DVD43 in the background. http://www.dvd43.com/

    I recently backed up the new Ray movie (full disk). The movie worked great (selected theatrical play). While when I watched it again I selected extended version, which was terrible for skips and short freezes. , Is this not strange? I mean the one main file play great, while the other does not. Before watching it for the second time I was trying to make a second backup, which lead me to this page. I usually have problems making a copy of a copy. Now I the extended version may have been causing the problems. Yet I set decypter as per the suggestions on this page, making no difference.

    I used to make a copy of the main movie file only, yet I switched because they backups did not play well on a friends plasma tv. (could have been her though).

    Anyway, my final question: for playback quality, is it better to copy the entire disk, or just the main movie? I never watch extras anyway, so I was just wondering. I use decrypter to read, because I figure it is better for the encoding to take place off the hard drive, rather disk. Any quality comments would be greatly appreciated.


    BTW: I make all my covers and for those trying to make, original looking backups. II first print the Labels, then spray them with Krylon picture preserve spray, before applying the label to the disk. Works great with ink jet and color laser printed labels. Gives a water resistant, glossy finish.

    http://www.krylon.com/main/product_...elid=8&productid=1732&content=product_details


    Thanks all.

     
  6. aaronl

    aaronl Guest

    Great website. ScubaPete I have been reading over this form and found it interesting. I was wondering if you could answer a few question. Firstly, I am running WinXP Pro with a NEC DVD_RW_ND_1300A. Just updates the NEC firmware today. I started out burning about 2 years ago with DVDX copy. Yet letter learned there was much better software out there. May burner is very finicky about the median quality, so I usually use Memorex DVD –R 4X. I recently just got a deal on some Verbatim DVD-R, so I grabbed them cause of the good name. btw, they work great. What I have been doing latly, is reading with DVD decrypter, then burning a full backup with DVD Shrink. I also run DVD43 in the background. http://www.dvd43.com/

    I recently backed up the new Ray movie (full disk). The movie worked great (selected theatrical play). While when I watched it again I selected extended version, which was terrible for skips and short freezes. , Is this not strange? I mean the one main file play great, while the other does not. Before watching it for the second time I was trying to make a second backup, which lead me to this page. I usually have problems making a copy of a copy. Now I the extended version may have been causing the problems. Yet I set decypter as per the suggestions on this page, making no difference.

    I used to make a copy of the main movie file only, yet I switched because they backups did not play well on a friends plasma tv. (could have been her though).

    Anyway, my final question: for playback quality, is it better to copy the entire disk, or just the main movie? I never watch extras anyway, so I was just wondering. I use decrypter to read, because I figure it is better for the encoding to take place off the hard drive, rather disk. Any quality comments would be greatly appreciated.


    BTW: I make all my covers and for those trying to make, original looking backups. II first print the Labels, then spray them with Krylon picture preserve spray, before applying the label to the disk. Works great with ink jet and color laser printed labels. Gives a water resistant, glossy finish.

    http://www.krylon.com/main/product_...elid=8&productid=1732&content=product_details


    Thanks all.

     
  7. bbmayo

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    aaronl,
    You said a lot in your post but really only asked one question so here it goes..

    The less compression the better the quality of your backup. So most of the time you will get a better quality backup if you only backup the main movie. However there are a few exceptions where you can back up the whole DVD with menus and all with very little or no compression, but there isnt very many like that maybe 1%.
    As far as the problem with your extended version of Ray. What program did you use to back up the disk? You may have compressed that version more without realizing it thus causing the poor quality. I am pretty sure something had to be compressed a lot if you put both versions on one disk. Also this is probably closer to the outer edge of your disk, and if you are using poor quality media that could be another problem.
     
  8. ScubaPete

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    Hi aaronl,


    I'll be backing up "Ray " tomorrow and will know better BUT I will start out by saying - When I have DVD's, like the Butterfly Effect where there are two good endings (I liked the Director's better) I do the backups on 2 different DVD's. What you haven't mentioned is - are you backing up the second disc, the special features one ? I'm planning on doing 2 discs of the main feature, and just 1 disc of the Special Features because on this pic especially, I want the best quality - I loved Ray Charles and I want this around for a long, long time.

    Anyway, I believe you might have put too much on your backup so you're getting artifacts - My thought is to use all of the quality settings in DVD Shrink - saying that, if that's what you did, I would then suggest that you use Nero's Recode2 to do your backup. Use it in the "Remake a DVD" MODE, pull just the main files and forget the rest. When you get done you'll have a nice backup with working menus. see the guide foe DVDD and Recode2 in my sig.

    I also have a NEC1300A and had poor luck with -R media - I use 100% +R discs. RiData and Verbatim's. I have no problems with that at all.

    Lastly, and this is a major concern, something you need to worry about - The dye on the discs we use is very sensitive. Sensitive to light to body oil and to solvents (You see where I'm headed don't you ?). Vapors in the air can ruin your discs. As a Chemical Coatings Specialist for Sherwin-Williams for 6 years I can tell you, when paints are applied and there is a drying time of - say 1 hour - there are vapors escaping from that paint film for the next 30-says and more AND that's IF there is plenty of air flow around the paint surface. Ask anyone who has ever had their car painted. They are told not to wash or wipe their cars for over a month because the paint hasn't cured (dried) yet. You're putting your discs in jewel cases and trapping the fumes around the dye - Be very careful - you may lose everything.

    I use Neato Labels and the look great and have no fumes either UNLIKE using a marker on a disc to label it - many aren't aware of this problem BUT with you using paint (clear-coat, I imagine) you really should worry.

    Anyway, you have my 2-cents on all topics, I hope I have been of some help -

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  9. xbry

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    PLEASE HELP ME UNCLE SCUBA PETE!

    Thanks to your "We're going ta burn a DVD backup right now, youngin's guide to backing up" I have backed up about 25 DVD's from my personal collection (no coasters - all full disks, no reauthoring), including many of the ones I'm always reading about people having trouble with: "Friday /night Lights", "The Punisher", "Little Black Book", and so forth with the following specs:

    WinXP, 1.7Ghz Celeron, 384 MB Ram, 40 GB HD ~ 15 available, SOny DVDRW DRU-710A, DVD Shrink 3.2.0.15, DVD Decryptor (updated yesterday but unsure of the release number), AnyDVD 4.5.7.2.

    My recent backup attempts included Star Wars Ret of the Jedi (movie and bonus disk) and Star Wars episode 4. First attempt was Return of the Jedi - perfect. Second attempt was the bonus mat'l disk. CRC error at 50% deep analysis phase. Tried Episode 4, CRC error at 50% deep analysis. Cleaned both disks very well. Same problem. Returned to store, new copies of both, again both hangup at 50% deep analysis.

    Tried VOB blanker, but without success. Not sure if I was using the program correctly. Also tried file mode and ISO Read mode on DVDD. How is it possible I can have great success on any new DVD, and kick the butt of that little ugly kid running in green shorts, but not be able to burn freakin Star Wars? Also worthy of note - the bonus disk is in the same case as Ret of the Jedi, which burned perfectly.

    Any ideas would be much appreciated??

    Thanks uncle Scuba!
     
  10. ScubaPete

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    Hixbry,


    Well the bad news -

    A CRC is almost 100% a disc problem (baring that it's a drive problem).

    You have to get some decent media -

    You may possibly get a CRC error when trying to process a disc not ripped properly -

    For problems with encryptions, see my sig -

    For media - sit down there son, relax and "Uncle" ScubaPete will explain it to you ~

    Let's take Memorex as an excellent example as DVD media goes, 90% of Memorex, made by CMC, is sub-standard as far as DVD backups are concerned, figures as high as 50% coasters have been reported (One member bought a stack of 50 and got 23 good burns.), not what I would call an impressive record. Memorex made a name for itself with their magnetic tapes (VHS and audio cassettes) and have been living off it ever since. There are 4 different companies that manufacture Memorex DVD's BTW and product quality varies widely as you might imagine. Only 10% of the Memorex out there, those are discs manufactured by Mitsubishi in the 25 pack spindle , and they're the exception – they are the good ones. It's easy to see now why the quality of a big-named company can’t be trusted - “ Who’s making your Memorex tonight ?”

    Is it just Memorex ? No ! I just used Memorex as an example, Princo, Orange Pack, Great AZO and most "store" discs aren’t all that suitable as a DVD backup media – that’s why we are specific in the type of media we are recommending.

    1. * Cheap media freezes, skips, pixelats and may refuse to be recognized by both burners and players :-( Besides "Freezing", "skips" many times you’ll get a “Cyclic Redundancy error” or an "I/O error". This message can mean that your discs are scratched or dirty, it can also mean that your burner won’t accept your “cheap” media :-(
    Another problem which, “Pops up” is a “*Power Calibration Error”. This can stop you right in your tracks and most often is caused by, Yep, you guessed it, inexpensive media. *A “Power Calibration Error” can also be attributed to the Optical Components of a DVD Writer, though this isn’t usually the case.

    Orange Pack, Princo, Great AZO and 90% of Memorex plus many others are just not that good for DVD burning. Those same discs however, are quite good for your MP3 music, picture archives, Spread sheets and Data..Even DataSafe G04’s made by Ritek have been reported as an inferior quality media and are evoking that “Oh no, I shouldn’t have gotten those.”

    What we are suggesting is to download this DVD Identifier to find out who manufactured your DVD and if it's a decent quality.

    http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/

    Once you have your disc identified, click the "More information" icon and see what information you're given. if you're not sure of the quality, come on back and we'll check it out for you -

    2. A good grade, Hi-quality media is needed for DVD reproduction ! RiData, Phillips, Sony, TDK, "Branded" Ritek G04's or "Branded" Verbatim Data Life, Verbatim DataLife plus, Taiyo Yuden's and generally, almost any discs manufactured by Mitsubishi or RICOH are excellent bets. Among the better discs we're looking for, any media boasting "Advanced Metal AZO" - BUT it must say "METAL" AZO !, this indicates a superior dye and dye application on a good composite disc, while they are sometimes a bit "pricey" they are just the type of media we're looking for to do our DVD backups, Prices online from Meritline.com OR Newegg.com have gotten Ritek G04 starting at about a $ .45 (USD) a disc –

    For DVD backups, purchasing inexpensive media or even average media is a gamble, some people win BUT the majority lose, they lose varying amounts true but, they still lose :-(

    Using good grade media can guarantee you one thing to an absolute certainty; it surely cannot hurt.

    In an effort to clear the air, when I speak of "Cheap" or "Inexpensive" media, I'm not referring to the price you pay at the counter - I'm referring to poor quality control used during manufacturing and the quality of the dye, dye application or composite type used. I'm not saying it won't burn - Some may burn, some may not. It's quality is inconsistent, meaning it's not dependable. To make matters worse, many times the discs that you do burn may play in your PC BUT your standalone player may not accept them – what good then is a backup DVD that cannot be watched on a DVD player ?

    When I say "Branded," that means that when you pick up a disc in your hand, it says "Ritek" or "RiData" on the disc itself. The monetary cost of the media we recommend many times is cheaper than what you are purchasing now.

    We like to verify our information prior to recommending things. There are certain things we look at. For instance, when their dye and dye application are listed as unknown, this almost guarantees us they are using whatever they can get at a cheap price. Companies that use quality materials like to BRAG about it, naming names and staying with quality manufacturers who produce their media.

    Using DVD identifier and MediaMatch can help you find out a lot about what you're using. Purchasing your DVD media online can insure that you're getting quality merchandise at a good price. Shopping wisely will save you time, aggravation and money.

    I hope that helps,

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
  11. xbry

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    Thanks Pete!

    I'll try ro figure out what kind of crappy disk the all-powerful movie companies used for the Star Wars disk. That is really sad if even the companies producing "high-quality" dvds are using crappy media. I guess for them it's all about the bottom line.

    I finally had success last night backing up my Star Wars DVD. Here's what I was doing wrong:

    On my previous attempt, under "ISO" "File" mode, I checked the box stating something to the effect of "ignore read errors". Then during decryption, DVDD appeared to get stuck. Being a newbie and the first time using anything other than DVD Shrink + DVDD ISO Write, I didn't know what to expect.

    On my successful attempt, I also changed the "number of retries" (in the same dialog box as the "ignore read errors" command) to zero. Apparently the default was 20 retries. So actually the program didn't freeze, it was just retrying to read the bad sectors. By changing to zero, it worked just fine.

    On another note, this process yields a list of unreadable sectors in the DVDD log. With this information, could these sector numbers be imported into DVD Shrink under "import Protected Sectors List", enabling the original process (DVDShrink + DVDD ISO Write)? Just for informational purposes, really, I got a good copy under DVDD File mode.

    Also, a week or two ago I read one of your posts talking about quality of media and took your advice. Got a nice deal on a 100 pack of Sony DVD+R's. Pushing 30 backups and NO problems!

    I read elsewhere you use Neato labels. How have these worked for you? Any peeling lables due to heat, etc.? Any disc balance problems, etc.?

    Thanks again for your help!

    Xbry
     
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    xbry,


    I doubt that having the "ignore read errors" un-checked did anything to help your backup. By ignoring read errors it stops it from being stuck. HOWEVER, with Star Wars you did have to try a couple of times to rip that "Puppy" - it was just "Picky" is all - I remember it well (Lol)

    I did over 400 different DVD's this last year and the only problem I had was with the applicator which "slipped" twice. I find no problems - as long as you use an applicator - Attempting to put labels on by hand will defiantly permit them to be off balance and cause them to heat up your drive. Neato is a good product and I do recommend it.

    For your discs - in order of best to worse -
    1. Use printable discs (a disc printer needed)
    2. Use a magic marker to write upon your DVD - NOTE: the solvents in the marker can and will attack the dye layer if not permitted to air dry sufficiently. Proper drying a must.
    3. Labels applied with a professional applicator. 2 label maximum per disc.
    4. The use of a Magic Marker without proper drying.
    5. Hand application of labels.
    6. The use of spray paint to "seal" discs surface

    I hope that helps -

    Pete
     
  13. xbry

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    Thanks again Pete - your advice has proven to be very valuable!

    So far I have been using a "sharpie" (permanent marker). How long do you recommend letting it dry? This particular type of marker seems to dry very fast. So are we talking about a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days?

    Also, what do you think about Ripguard? As a new guy to this process, the thought of some new undecrytpable encryption is quite disappointing. It seems that if it is playable in a standard DVD player, it will likely not be too difficult to get around. Also, Macrovision says it works against 97% of the ripping software most commonly used. I am very curious to find out more about that 3%.

    It will be a shame if it gets to the point that we can no longer back up the dvd's we have spent so much money on - they get scratched so easy. I might have to consider no longer spending my hard-earned money on them.

    Thanks!
     
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    My personal opinion would be to let it sit for 10 or 15 minutes. To write a DVD's name on a disc isn't like covering the surface so the amount of solvent would be negagabul. It's the immediate trapping of the disc in a jewel case that would concern me. The solvent is pretty strong and though complete drying may take hours we're only concerned with the time until the oderl subsides. No, don't go "sniffing" it, it can be hazadorous :( Just let it sit.

    Heh, heh, I wouldn't be too concerned. There are pple who rip encryptions faster than they can be released. As did AnyDVD with Setec ALPHDVD. They had it beat on Jan. 17, 05 and it was released on Jan. 18, 05.

    I find that more of a dream then anything I've heard recently. Macrovision has been out for quite some time and DVD Shrink, DVDD, AnyDVD and the rest have no problem at all with MacroVision. The only ripping program that does have trouble with MacroVision is DVD43Free. Relax and Burn on . . .


     
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    Hey Unca Scuba!

    Wow, everytime you post I learn lots -- even if
    it bums me out sometimes! (I was one of those
    poor sods who had bought a bunch of Memorex DVD
    media on sale because... like the ad used to say,
    "Is it live, or is it Memorex?" and, well... it
    was -supposed- to be a major brand name, right?)

    And waddaya know, just like Scuba Pete said, the
    platters have often turned out to be junk. Some
    didn't even make it through the original burn --
    many others have worked in my DVD player but when
    I checked them with Nero it couldn't read them.)

    DOH!!

    So, question: Staples last week (and this week)
    has had Sony DVD+-R DVDs on sale -- effectively
    at $0.40 / platter for larger spindles. I bought
    some but haven't tried any out yet; any opinions
    on Sony-branded DVD media?
     
  16. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Yep, I have an opinion -

    I like Sony :D)

    Checkout Best Buy - they had a sale recently for Verbatim +R media - I bought 200. I like the too.

    Keep your eyes open - the good ones don't always cost an arm or a leg -

    Mauy times, they're cheaper than Memorex :)

    Lastly, that ad for Memorex - it was for their tape - it has always been good. I used a lot of their VHS tape too and never had a complaint. They don't make their DVD's - maybe that's where they fell off the wagon :(

    Cheers,

    Pete
     
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    I have been able to get VIDEO_TS files but they total over 4.5 G. When I try using dvdshrink to open the files in the VIDEO_TS folder, I get "failed to open file.. VTS_01_0.IFO".

    Then I have used IFOedit and hit create IFO files in the same folder. Then when I try to run dvdshrink again to open the files. I get a Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library error.

    What does that mean? Any thoughts on how to fix it? I probably really don't know what I am doing with IFOedit. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Westend,
    Instead of trying to open the files in Shrink try this, Open Shrink Click on Re-author
    Then browse for your files in the right window
    Now drag those files over to the left window and Use Shrink as you normally would from there..
     
  19. thusebo

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    Scubapete & Co,
    I'm impressed by pretty much anyone gets an answer to there problem on this thread! Well here's mine:

    I've been using DVD Shrink (3.3) successfully for months, but just recently encountered a problem. After having opened the disc and the 30 seconds-3 minutes quick preview has finalized, I push Backup for it to start compressing and copying. Then it just hangs, meaning it stops and the cursor turns into an eternal hourglas. What I have tried:
    - Reinstalling DVD Shrink
    - Trying several different (original) discs to read from
    - Waiting for hours (ie for the hourglas to give up)
    - Performing deep-analysis before Backup

    So then I've asked myself; what has changed since last time it worked and now? In principle nothing as this is pretty much what I use my computer for, except I've had to manually add some mpeg/dvd plugin files for Nero as my Nero Vision Express wouldn't work properly. But I can't really see how this would affect my DVD Shrink.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Have you tried a system restore?
     

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